Adam Jones

Baltimore City Power Rankings: Adam Jones confronts baseball racists, Republicans ruin healthcare, more

Baltimore City Power Rankings: Adam Jones confronts baseball racists, Republicans ruin healthcare, more

⬆︎ Adam Jones

Baseball celebrates the legacy of Jackie Robinson, but 70 years after he became the first African-American player in Major League Baseball, players of color are still subject to racist taunts. Orioles center fielder Adam Jones highlighted this when he told reporters he was called "the n-word" and had a bag of peanuts thrown at him during a game last week at Fenway Park in Boston. After Jones spoke up, other African-American players came forward to report similar incidents involving Red Sox fans, and Jones himself sat down for more interviews and met with Red Sox officials. The team has said it will place a lifetime ban on any...

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