Bananas thrown at Adam Jones; 100% racist intent or idiot throwing whatever is near?

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  1. SleepingWarrior

    SleepingWarrior Well-Known Member VIP

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    I'd like your thoughts on this without the over the top racism we come to expect if you could...

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/adam-jones-banana-thrown-way-t-park-024414128.html
    Just last week, a statue of Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese in Brooklyn was vandalized with racist slurs and Hitler references. It was another reminder — like we needed one — that "post-racial America" is a fairytale until further notice.

    A statue, made of stone, is bad enough. But Adam Jones of the Baltimore Orioles is a person, and what happened to him at AT&T Park on Sunday was just as unacceptable. Jones, who is black, said somebody threw a "banana towards my direction" in the ninth inning of Baltimore's 10-2 victory against the San Francisco Giants.
    Bananas have been used, time immemorial, in racist depictions of blacks as being subhuman. In 2011, a white fan threw a banana peel at NHL player Wayne Simmonds, who is black, during a game in London, Ont. Canada.
    Worse than graffiti, what happened to Simmonds and Jones is tantamount to being spat upon, with an added insult of racism. In 2013, such behavior cannot be tolerated.
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    It very well could have been done with racist intentions but what I found more 'disturbing' is how clearly racist Tweets to the player after he brought this up are somewhat under reported in favor of the flashier presumption and presentation of a banana being thrown.


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    Jones expressed his feelings on Twitter, using (understandably) NSFW language:
    I want to thank whatever [slapd---] threw that banana towards my direction in CF in the last inning. Way to show ur class u jackass.
    In a way, Jones is being kind by using a (NSFW) slang term used to describe a dunce who doesn't quite know what he or she is doing. After sending his tweet, Jones fielded replies from more ignorant fans defending the banana thrower. As a result, Jones says:
    Good chance this means I get off social media soon
    That would be a shame. Nobody deserves to be taunted with racism, especially not Jones, who — with the occasional exception — engages fans on Twitter and in real life in a consistently friendly way. He's not perfect, but Major League Baseball needs more guys like Jones on social media, not fewer.
    Hopefully, between ballpark security cameras and any live witnesses, the Giants can figure out who threw the banana and ban him from games. He or she should be — and needs to be — embarrassed. And Adam Jones is owed an apology.
     
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  2. CaptainFrank

    CaptainFrank Well-Known Member

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    Boo Hoo.

    One idiot throws a banana and the self hating media have to write a story about it.
     
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    I was gonna comment for real, but then I read this:

    Maybe the banana was an appropriate offering.

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    what would happen if gary was on a team
     
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    because watermelons are too heavy to throw? :dontknow:
     
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    He'd be benched for throwing like a teenage girl with MS.
     
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    telecaster Get Yer Ya Ya's Out

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    It was his personal doctor that threw it at him. His potassium levels have been low.
     
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    This is true.
    :rofl:
     
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    Not surprising, Baltimore is trying hard to be our next Detroit or DC.
     
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    :secret:It happened in "enlightened" San Fransisco
     
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    So, if I order clam chowder soup in a restaurant, and a black waiter hands me crackers, is he a racist? I'm so confused!
     
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    I think it's disgusting. And so is this picture. [​IMG]
     
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    No, but I'm a racist. I would never let a black waiter touch my chowder or crackers!! :pissed: :puke:
     
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    Damn hippies. Always ruining shit. :pissed:
     
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    Thanks for pointing that out
     
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    Obviously a pickup full of rednecks drove up from Mississippi and are running amok. Yankees aren't racist.
     
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    That would be worth paying to see.
     
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    a future pro bball team?
     
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    [​IMG]

    Here's a pic of the guy in center field