34 Ejections At Fenway, Team To Investigate
Amid reports of racial taunts towards outfielder Adam Jones on Monday night, Red Sox President Sam Kennedy noted a high number of ejections at Fenway Park and an investigation by the team.
Kennedy joined WEEI radio on Tuesday morning to talk about Jones’ post-game comments that he was the center of racial remarks and also had peanuts thrown his way. The Sox President cited 34 ejection for the park last night, with 20 being alcohol related, one for throwing the peanuts, and one for foul language directed at a player.
The Red Sox released a statement on Tuesday as well apologizing for the incident at the park. The team also noted that they will continue to review the events from Monday night.
“No player should have an object thrown at him on the playing field, nor be subjected to any kind of racism at Fenway Park. The Red Sox have zero tolerance for such inexcusable behavior, and our entire organization and our fans are sickened by the conduct of an ignorant few,” said Kennedy in the statement released by the Red Sox.
The team will begin a full investigation on the incident and may meet with fans in the area of the incident to fully gauge the extent of the language. The Sox and Orioles will play game two of the four-game set tonight at 7:10 p.m. from Fenway.