Red Sox ban fan from Fenway for racist taunt


The headlines Hennick is referring to, of course, involves the uproar after Orioles outfielder Adam Jones said fans shouted the slur at him and someone threw a bag of peanuts at him Monday night. A civil rights unit will determine if further action will be taken.

The Red Sox did not divulge the identity of the initial fan.

Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel pumps his fist after striking out Baltimore Orioles' Manny Machado to end the baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, May 3, 2017. On Tuesday, Boston's Chris Sale threw another pitch behind Machado, prompting an angry tirade from Machado after the game.

Kennedy and manager John Farrell separately met with Red Sox players on Tuesday and said the players reported they'd experienced similar incidents in both Fenway and around the league. Treat me's Orioles/Red Sox. Hennick, who is white, was there with his biracial son and his father-in-law, who is black.

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Unsure of what he heard, Hennick asked the man to repeat himself, and the man said the slur again, according to reports.

"Sale, who works extremely fast, took his time and let it relish a little bit, so I appreciate the sentiments", Jones said after Boston won 5-2.

"I was shocked", Joseph said. He also spoke at length about the racism that Jones faced and said that, while he doesn't remember experiencing racism in Boston at any point in his career, he obviously knows and understands that racism is still a big problem in America.

"I'm here to send a message, loud and clear, that the behavior, the language, the treatment of others that you've heard about and read about is not acceptable", Kennedy announced to reporters in the press box during the Red Sox's game against the Orioles on Wednesday night.

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LeBron James spoke up on the incident at Fenway Park earlier this week, saying that while he's never personally experienced racism from Boston fans, he applauds the reception Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones received the next night.

Gausman's explanation seems to be very genuine, considering that in the prior inning and the start of the second he had struggled with his control and curveballs, even with good command can be tricky just the same. Other MLB players have come forward with their own accounts of racist remarks directed at them at Fenway Park.

Dustin Pedroia, who returned to the leadoff spot after spending the past five games, singled and stroked an RBI sacrifice fly to left field that put the Red Sox ahead 4-0. "For me, I've been to Boston and played in Boston a lot".

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