Red Sox permanently ban fan for racial slur at another fan

Hours after a conference call to tell the Red Sox and Orioles "Enough is enough", Baltimore starter Kevin Gausman was ejected in the second inning for hitting a batter and Boston went on to win 4-2 Wednesday night.

The Red Sox, who issued an apology to Jones and the Orioles on Tuesday, said they were "sickened" by the incident and that they maintain a zero tolerance policy for such fan behavior.

A fan ejected from Tuesday's Red Sox game will be banned from Fenway Park for life after using a racial slur in a conversation with another fan. Later that same evening, the team had another fan escorted out of Fenway Park after throwing a racial slur at another fan in the stands.

All MLB teams have a mechanism for fans to alert security to issues, but individualized ballparks mean different protocols and practices in each stadium.

According to a team press release on Wednesday, a fan has been permanently banned from Fenway Park after being caught directing a racial slur toward another person during Tuesday night's game.

One day after Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale appeared to intentionally throw a pitch at Orioles third baseman Manny Machado, prompting just a warning for both ball clubs, Gausman was immediately ejected when a curveball appeared to unintentionally hit Xander Bogaerts on the hip.

Hennick, a white man who was attending the game with his son and his father-in-law, who is black, told the Globe that he was "aghast" at the remark.

Hennick said he asked the man to repeat his statement.

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After Jones' complaints came to light, I heard from several tweeps who shot back that it was just one or two bad apples.

This came a day after Orioles outfielder Adam Jones said a fan called him the N-word while he was in the outfield.

In the second inning, Orioles starter Gausman was ejected for hitting Boston's Xander Bogaerts, that caused a huge uproar from the Orioles since the pitch was a curveball at the speed of just 76.6 miles per hour. I can't recall me ever hearing something that was racism towards me.

James admitted he wasn't fully aware of the incident involving Adam Jones, because James has not been active on social media since the start of the playoffs, a move he calls "Zero dark thirty".

The Orioles and Red Sox will meet again Thursday night at Fenway Park in the series finale.

"Now, we're having to sit here and answer questions while the Red Sox are on their way home", he said.

Pedroia was 1-for-3, moving into a tie with Harry Hooper for eighth place on the Red Sox's all-time hits list with 1,707.

  • Lawrence Cooper