Adam Jones says he was subjected to a host of racist taunts at Fenway Park during the Baltimore Orioles' game against the Boston Red Sox on Monday night.
"A disrespectful fan threw a bag of peanuts at me," Jones told USA Today. "I was called the N-word a handful of times tonight. Thanks. Pretty awesome."
Jones said he was the target of further taunts as the game continued. He was one of just 62 African-American players on Opening Day rosters this year.
"Very unfortunate," Jones said. "I heard there was 59 or 60 ejections tonight in the ballpark. It is what it is, right. I just go out and play baseball. It's unfortunate that people need to resort to those type of epithets to degrade another human being. I'm trying to make a living for myself and for my family."
He said it was not the first time hecklers in the stands at Fenway had targeted him, but Jones said that Monday night's taunts were among the worst experiences of his 12-year Major League career.
"It's unfortunate," he said. "The best thing about myself is that I continue to move on and still play the game hard. Let people be who they are. Let them show their true colors."