Orioles CF Adam Jones Claims Banana Was Thrown At Him At AT&T Park
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(CBS) In one of the more outwardly racist acts at a sporting event, Orioles centerfielder Adam Jones claimed on Twitter that a banana was thrown at him during at game in San Francisco on Sunday.
“I want to thank whatever (expletive) threw that banana towards my direction in CF in the last inning. Way to show ur class u (expletive,)” Jones tweeted Sunday afternoon.
Jones had a particularly productive day in the Orioles 10-2 win, driving in four runs with a three-run home run in the ninth inning.
As of 9:30am CT on Monday, the tweet had been retweed more than 2,700 times.
According to a report, Giants senior director of media relations Jim Moorehead said Sunday night that the Giants received no reports of any incident of anyone throwing an object onto the field in the bottom of the ninth inning. He did say, however, the club will follow up Monday by reviewing the stadium’s security cameras.