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A perennial all-star, Jones is one of the most visible African-American players in the major leagues. "He let it be known that's what we go through".

The umpire's rapid reaction likely stemmed from the harsh warning Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred issued the two sides earlier Wednesday, telling them "enough is enough" after weeks' worth of retaliatory behavior, Red Sox manager John Farrell relayed to ESPN. The Red Sox defeated the Orioles 4-2.

"I thought we'd moved past this a long time ago", said Jones, who said he heard fans call him the N-word on Monday night and had a bag of peanuts thrown in his direction.

"I know if you wear a uniform, you're always feeling that you're on the short end of it".

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

"During Tuesday night's Red Sox-Orioles game, it was reported to Red Sox security that a racial slur was used in a comment from one fan to another", the club said in a statement. "And the Red Sox, I know I speak on behalf of John and Tom and the people I work with, we want to be a leader in this topic".

Dusty Baker, the Nationals manager who played 19 seasons, said Jones' complaints weren't surprising because he's been targeted with racial slurs in nearly every city he played in.

Kennedy said he believed it was the first time a fan had been banned for life from the ballpark: "It's unprecedented, I think, in baseball", he said.

Still, during a Serie A game in Italy on Sunday, Pescara player Sulley Muntari complained he was being racially abused by Cagliari supporters and the referee's only action was to penalize Muntari for his protests and show him a second yellow card as he walked off the field - which amounted to a red card kicking him out of the game and his team's next game. You can't change what's happened in the past and what we've done here recently. Last season, the Patriots started a black quarterback for the first time. "It's not acceptable to the Red Sox".

Also, the Celtics continue their playoff push, led by star point guard Isaiah Thomas who scored 53 points last night.

Red Sox President Sam Kennedy said his ownership group made it a mission in 2002 to "acknowledge the shameful past of the Boston Red Sox" and its reputation as an unfriendly environment.

"A bit of an unusual situation where the fan that came forward was in a conversation with another fan who used derogatory, unacceptable language", Kennedy said. "Everyone should feel comfortable at Fenway Park".

Boston's neighborhoods have diversified and its racial boundaries have become less rigid. Since 2000, at least half of Boston's population has been made up of minorities.

Atlanta Braves' Dansby Swanson, Matt Kemp, Brandon Phillips and Ender Inciarte from left, greet one another after the Braves defeated the New York Mets 9-7 in a baseball game in Atlanta, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Torre was on a conference call with commissioner Rob Manfred as well as the managers and general managers of both teams. "To think it doesn't take place in sports, or in any other aspect of our society would be naive on the part of the public". Harum sequas sita ne conesti ullitent.