Red Sox permanently ban fan for racial slur at another fan

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Here were his comments from Wednesday night.

Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts tweeted that fans should give Jones a standing ovation the night following the incident, which they did.

Still, Holbrook ejected Gausman, much to the bewilderment of the Orioles, and after the game, the umpire explained his reasoning.

Fenway Park and its fans came under fire this week following an incident involving fans yelling the n-word at an opposing player. "To throw me out in that situation after what Sale did yesterday - throwing 98 behind a guy, on objective, everybody knew it, and you're going to throw me out for hitting a guy on a curveball 0-0 in the second inning? Just complete bush league, to be honest", a frustrated Gausman said.

Gausman's 0-0 curveball to Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts was clocked at 76 miles per hour.

Gausman's explanation seems to be very genuine, considering that in the prior inning and the start of the second he had struggled with his control and curveballs, even with good command can be tricky just the same. Like Caleb Joseph, I can't wait to get the hell out of Boston.

While he initially thought the other fan had spoken in the belief that they shared the same views on race, Hennick tells the AP, "The more I think about it, the more I think it was a deliberate thumb in the eye".

Royals 6, White Sox 1 • Nate Karns allowed one hit in six innings to lift host Kansas City.

During the top half of the fifth, Jones was given an ejection after Sam Holbrook the home plate umpire called a third strike and Jones protested. You don't sit there and bleed. Again, the Red Sox responded swiftly.

"Yes, that's what I said, and I stand by it", Hennick said the man told him. "But I wanted to be 100 percent sure I heard him right", he said, so he asked the man about the specific language he'd used. Craig Kimbrel struck out the side in the ninth, fanning Machado to end it for his 10th save.


Chris Young and Dustin Pedroia each had an RBI for the Red Sox, with Pedroia (1-for-3) moving into a tie with Harry Hooper for eighth place on the team's career hits list, with 1,707.

The Orioles got to Pomeranz for two runs in the sixth.

"Maybe Tee-ball", he said, widening his smile. It's uncertain whether he will land on the disabled list.

The Red Sox ejected and banned a man who allegedly used a racial epithet the night after a Baltimore player said he was subjected to racial abuse at Fenway Park.

"The Red Sox organization will not tolerate the use of racial slurs at Fenway Park, and we have apologized to those affected", the team said in a statement.

There were no pregame warnings issued before Wednesday night's game between Boston and Baltimore, although it bears mention that Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred told both teams earlier in the day to expect discipline if the shenanigans continued.

The incident comes on the heels of Jones being racially taunted during Monday's series opener in Boston.

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