Umpire Sam Holbrook Tries To Explain Bogus Kevin Gausman Ejection

After what had already been an emotionally charged series between these teams, Orioles starter Kevin Gausman was ejected at Fenway Park early Wednesday after he hit Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts with an off-speed pitch to open the bottom of the second inning.

The move comes a day after Baltimore Orioles star Adam Jones complained Monday night that he heard the N-word several times, then had a fan throw peanuts toward him in the dugout.

On Tuesday, Jones - who had asked that fans just stick to booing - was greeted with a loud ovation at Fenway Park.

The Boston Red Sox have turned the alleged racial slur incident Tuesday over to the Boston Police for investigation.

The potential last straw in the Rex Sox-Orioles revenge game might have been an accident, just like the way it started.

Later that same evening, the team had another fan escorted out of Fenway Park after throwing a racial slur at another fan in the stands.


James admitted that his playoff social media blackout has limited his knowledge of the details of what took place, however he was aware of how the Red Sox organization and fans responded a day later.

In Wednesday night's incident, Hennick wrote that he reported what the fan said to an usher and that fan was kicked out of the game.

Hennick, a white man who was attending the game with his son and father-in-law, who is black, told the Boston Globe that he was "aghast" at the remark. "Where I come from if you say things like that, you put on the gloves and you go after it".

"I thought that surely I'd misheard him", Hennick wrote.

Red Sox: Kyle Kendrick will be called up from Triple-A Pawtucket Thursday to make his debut with Boston.

Even Red Sox manager John Farrell was questioning Holbrook's decision.


The incident occurred after the national anthem was sung on Tuesday.

Red Sox officials said in a statement on Wednesday that "the offending individual was promptly ejected from the ballpark and has since been notified they are no longer welcome at Fenway Park".

It didn't take long for the Red Sox to have to issue another ban from Fenway Park.

As for the continuation of the feud in terms of "headhunting" players, Duquette said, "I'm really proud of the way our club plays baseball". I've played in Boston a lot. I can't recall me ever hearing something that was racism towards me.

Ballparks can also be an environment where some people feel more comfortable expressing offensive views while others feel uncomfortable or unwelcome.

Red Sox President Sam Kennedy addressed the fan-ban at the stadium's press box during Wednesday night's game against the Orioles.



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