Orioles’ Adam Jones Receives Standing Ovation at Fenway Park
A day after Adam Jones says he was taunted with racial slurs at Fenway Park, Red Sox fans gave the Orioles outfielder a standing ovation.
The gesture came in the first inning of Tuesday night’s game, during Jones’ first at-bat.
Adam Jones was given a standing ovation before his first at bat on Tuesday at Fenway. pic.twitter.com/LsGr71JzYz
— TotalProSports (@TotalProSports) May 3, 2017
For what it’s worth, big ovation for Adam Jones at Fenway pic.twitter.com/u1xgRMuwfg
— Alex Putterman (@AlexPutterman) May 2, 2017
Redsox fans gave Adam Jones a standing ovation on his first at bat pic.twitter.com/fywSUiyauL
— Deadmik3™ (@StonewallSieve) May 2, 2017
Prior to the game, Sox outfielder Mookie Betts implored fans on Twitter to stand up for Jones.
— Mookie Betts (@mookiebetts) May 2, 2017
The goodwill between to two ball clubs didn’t last long, however. Sox ace Chris Sale threw behind Manny Machado—who took out Dustin Pedroia in a slide earlier in the homestand—prompting a profanity-laced tirade postgame.
here’s the full f-bomb filled rant from manny machado pic.twitter.com/Ud78hcVVTB
— Joon Lee (@iamjoonlee) May 3, 2017
“I lost my respect for the entire organization and Boston and how they are handling the whole situation,” Machado said later. “If they want to hit me, hit me, go ahead. Get it over with, don’t keep lingering it around. I’ve lost mad respect for that team and organization. They are probably going to try to hit me again [tomorrow]. I’m just going to have to wear it and see what happens—if I have to take care of business on my own then I’m going have to do something.”