The Boston Red Sox are in full damage control mode after some despicable happenings at Fenway Park on Monday night.
The team released a statement early Tuesday morning in response to allegations that Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones was racially abused at the ballpark during Monday's game.
"The Red Sox want to publicly apologize to Adam Jones and the entire Orioles organization for what occurred at Fenway Park Monday night," Red Sox president Sam Kennedy stated. "The Red Sox have zero tolerance for such inexcusable behavior, and our entire organization and our fans are sickened by the conduct of an ignorant few. Our review of last night's events is ongoing."
Jones alleged that fans threw a bag of peanuts at him and called him racial epithets throughout the night. He also claimed that this was not the first time he has been faced with this kind of treatment at Fenway Park.
Tensions may have been heightened by the incident between Manny Machado and Dustin Pedroia from the teams' previous meeting, but that's no excuse for the behavior Jones dealt with on Monday.
Action must be taken immediately to ensure that players (and fans) are treated with respect at ballparks across the country.