>> Baltimore Orioles' baseball player, Adam Jones, fielding apologies Tuesday from the Boston Red Sox and city officials, after being racially taunted at Fenway Park, Monday night. Jones, who is African American, and a five time all-star, telling reporters a fan threw a bag of peanuts at him, and called him the N-word several times.
Boston Bureau Chief Scott Malone has been following the story.>> Elected officials, including Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, a Democrat, and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, a Republican, were quick to denounce the fan's actions, calling them unacceptable and shameful. Clearly the two men, and many other city officials, were sensitive to the damage that an incident like this could do to the image of a city that likes to see itself as one of the most liberal and progressive in the United States.
However, Tanisha Sullivan, the head of the local chapter of the NAACP, told me that the experience that Jones reported on Fenway Park on Monday night, sadly is typical. Of that, that many black residents of the city will face at some point during their lives here. Sullivan said that many black Bostonians experience similar treatment at times, and the cases simply don't receive as much attention.
Jones's case, of course, getting the headlines it has because of his fame.>> Jones saying it's not the first time he's been racially harassed, but one of the worst incidents he's faced. The incident coming weeks after Saturday Night Live's Michael Che drew an avalanche of criticism, when he called Boston the most racist city he's ever been to.
The Baltimore Orioles ended up winning against the Red Sox 5 to 2.