Giants apologize to Adam Jones for banana incident

August 12, 2013

Adam Jones was the target of an ugly incident Sunday. (Thearton W. Henderson / Getty Images)

The San Francisco Giants apologized to center fielder Adam Jones on Monday for an incident in which a fan threw a banana at him in the ninth inning of the Baltimore Orioles’ game Sunday at AT&T Park.

Jones, who is African-American, tweeted about the incident after Baltimore’s 10-2 win Sunday night and on Monday the team issued a statement:

“We were extremely disappointed to learn about the incident involving Adam Jones at AT&T Park yesterday. The Giants have a zero tolerance policy against this type of behavior, which results in immediate ejection from the ballpark. While we have been investigating the matter since we learned of the situation, unfortunately we have been unable to identify the person responsible. We would like to extend our sincerest apologies to Adam and the entire Orioles organization for this unfortunate incident. The inappropriate actions of this individual in no way reflect the values of our organization and our fans.”

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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