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Adam Jones says Fenway Park fans used racist terms, threw peanut bag at him

Adam Jones says Fenway Park fans used racist terms, threw peanut bag at him

This is as ugly as it gets.

Orioles star center fielder Adam Jones told USA Today on Monday night that he heard racist comments at Fenway Park in the Red Sox’ 5-2 loss to the Orioles, and that it wasn’t the first time. 

The comments from Jones, who is African-American, echo what David Price said over the winter about hearing racial epithets at Fenway. 

“A disrespectful fan threw a bag of peanuts at me,’’ Jones told reporter Bob Nightengale. “I was called the N-word a handful of times tonight. Thanks. Pretty awesome.’’

One of the game’s most charismatic figures, Jones has been in the majors for twelve years, ten with the Orioles and two with the Seattle Mariners, and was the lead figure for the Team USA team that won the World Baseball Classic in the spring.

“It’s different,’’ he told USA Today. “Very unfortunate. I heard there was 59 or 60 ejections tonight in the ballpark. It is what it is, right. I just go out and play baseball. It’s unfortunate that people need report to those type of epithets to degrade another human being. I’m trying to make a living for myself and for my family.”

A Red Sox source confirmed that an incident with Jones took place, but said the number of ejections tonight was fewer than what Jones cited. 

No official statement from the team was immediately made.

“It’s unfortunate,” Jones told USA Today. “The best thing about myself is that I continue to move on, and still play the game hard. Let people be who they are. Let them show their true colors.’’

Jones said the fan that threw the peanuts was escorted from the stadium, but he wished the punishment were more severe.

“It’s pathetic,’’ Jones said. “It’s called a coward. What they need to do is that instead of kicking them out of the stadium, they need to fine them 10 grand, 20 grand, 30 grand. Something that really hurts somebody. Make them pay in full. And if they don’t, take it out of their check.

“That’s how you hurt somebody. You suspend them from the stadium, what does that mean? It’s a slap on the wrist. That guy needs to be confronted, and he needs to pay for what he’s done.”

Price told the Globe over the winter he had heard racist comments at Fenway

"I don't care about that," he told the Globe. "My mom is white and my dad is black. I've heard that since I've been in school. There's nothing you can say to me that I haven't heard before. Your ignorance is not going to affect what I'm trying to do. But I feel sad it's still out there."

Ex-Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright to undergo Tommy John surgery

Ex-Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright to undergo Tommy John surgery

Steven Wright's Red Sox career came to an end on Friday, and it'll be a while before the knuckleballer makes his return to the mound.

Shortly after being released by Boston, Wright revealed to WEEI's Rob Bradford he will undergo Tommy John surgery on Tuesday to repair the torn UCL in his right elbow.

"I'm fully committed to rehab and making a comeback," Wright told Bradford. "I feel better than I have ever and want to get back to a position I haven't been in since 2016, which is healthy. My sole focus is to get healthy and stay focused."

Wright made only six appearances for the Red Sox in 2019 as he tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance in January and served an 80-game suspension. The 35-year-old also served a 15-game suspension in 2018 for violating the league's domestic violence policy.

Wright posted a 24-16 record with a 3.86 ERA in 81 total appearances during his tenure in Boston.

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Watch David Ortiz and Alex Rodriguez reminisce on 2004 ALCS

Watch David Ortiz and Alex Rodriguez reminisce on 2004 ALCS

Fifteen years ago, the Boston Red Sox pulled off the impossible vs. the New York Yankees in the 2004 American League Championship Series.

David Ortiz and Alex Rodriguez took a trip down memory lane to relive the unforgettable moments in a nostalgia-filled video for FOX Sports. The two legends relive everything from A-Rod slapping the ball out of Bronson Arroyo's glove to Curt Schilling's bloody sock.

A-Rod shared the video and wrote about his painful memories from the series on Twitter. Watch and read below:

Credit to Rodriguez for being a good sport (imagine reading that sentence 15 years ago?...)

The Yankees could find themselves ousted from another ALCS on Friday night when they take on the Astros in a do-or-die Game 5. They would have to win three straight games, including two on the road, to advance to the World Series.

The last team to do that? You guessed it. The '04 Red Sox.

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