Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones discussed further on The Players’ Tribune about the racial slurs he endured on May 1, 2017, at Fenway Park, including an emotional video.
Center fielder Adam Jones of the Baltimore Orioles crafted an intense, genuine piece on The Players’ Tribune to reflect on the racial incident that transpired on May 1, 2017, at Fenway Park. On that dark night at Fenway, Jones was scolded by Red Sox fans with racial slurs, along with a bag of peanuts thrown at him.
In the story, Jones explains his initial experience with racial discrimination in baseball. However, he reveals this is not just about baseball, but about his three-year-old son who one day will want to know more on the incident at Fenway involving his father.
In addition to the write-up, Jones created a video as part of The Players’ POV series with the caption:
"This is not just about Fenway. This is not just about one drunk guy. This is not just about Major League Baseball. For me, this is about my three-year-old son."
The video Jones released is most importantly for his three-year-old son and for all the cold-hearted people that grotesquely accused the Oriole of lying.
Former Red Sox’s pitcher Curt Schilling were among the people wrongly accusing Jones of “lying” per New York Daily News.
"If somebody did say, we’re going to see it and hear about it, and I would apologize to Adam Jones for doubting him, but until then, I think this is bulls—. I think this is somebody creating a situation."
Two weeks later, the delirious Schilling sent a text message to WEEI of 93.7 FM, accusing the Baltimore Orioles outfielder of having an agenda on the incident.
"If he wants to maintain the lie he made here, that’s fine. No one denies racism exists, but when people like him lie about an incident and others just take him at his word, it perpetuates a mythical level of racism,” Schilling explained. “And for some reason, it appears blacks believe only blacks can talk about racism and only whites can be racists. I promise you if some scumbag yelled the N-word at Adam Jones in Fenway, it would have been on Twitter, Facebook and every other social media site asap, like every other ‘incident.’ Not to mention the liberal Boston media would have broken its neck to identify the racist. But just taking him at his word means there are a bunch of white cowards and racists living here, because no one stood up to the guy. Adam has an agenda and one needs to only look at his past commentary on race and racism to see it. But see, when you question fake hate crimes in this day and age it somehow makes you a racist. If you use this use every word or none at all."
The continued accusation from Schilling comes after the Boston Red Sox banned the insulting fan for life from Fenway Park.