The Arizona Diamondbacks’ Adam Jones had a fan removed from San Diego’s Petco Park during Wednesday night’s game for spewing profane language, the outfielder told AZCentral.com.
Jones, who is from San Diego, said the fan was “cussing me out” while tracking down a fly ball in right field during the fifth inning of Arizona’s 4-1 loss to the Padres.
“These fans in sports, man, they’re starting to get a little more brazen,” Jones told AZCentral. “My biggest thing is, keep the banter polite - we suck, I struck out, the team’s not good. Keep it light, keep it smart. ... But the second you start cussing me out like I’m a little kid, that’s a no-no.
“On the street, they’d never do that. In the ballpark when you’ve paid your admission, there’s no need for all that stuff. The second I hear somebody cussing us out, you’re gone,” Jones said. “I made a nice play, and just hearing the B-word, F-word, that’s not baseball talk. So ... he gone.”
Jones made national headlines in 2017 when, as a member of Baltimore Orioles, he claimed to be on the receiving end of racial taunts and having a bag of peanuts thrown on him at Fenway Park during a game in early May.
The incident resulted in an investigation and official apology from the Red Sox as well as condemnations from the Boston mayor and Massachusetts governor.
—Field Level Media