Monday night, he had to listen to the taunts again and this time, even a bag of peanuts was thrown at him in the dugout. He called it the worst night ever.
“I was called the N-word a handful of times tonight. It was pretty awesome out there. Thanks. Pretty awesome.
Just part of the job right?
Tonight was one of the worst, it’s different. Very unfortunate. It is what it is, right. I just go out and play baseball.
But it’s unfortunate that people need to resort to those type of epithets to degrade another human being. I’m out there trying to make a living for myself and for my family.
The best thing about myself is that I know how to continue to move on, and still play the game hard. Let people be who they are. Let them show their true colors.’’
He informed security about the bag of peanuts that was thrown at him, the action was taken and that person was ejected from the park. However, Jones feel that kicking out is not enough, such people should be fined for hurting others.
“I guess that he was a little disappointed he didn’t get a ball. It’s called a coward.
What they need to do is that instead of kicking them out of the stadium, they need to fine them 10 grand, 20 grand, 30 grand. Something that really hurts somebody. Make them pay in full. And if they don’t, take it out of their check.
That’s how you hurt somebody. You suspend them from the stadium, what does that mean? It’s a slap on the wrist. That guy needs to be confronted, and he needs to pay for what he’s done.
At the end of the day, when you throw an object onto the field of play, the player has no idea what it is. What if something hit me right in the eye, and I can’t play baseball anymore. Then what? I just wear it? No.
Things like that need to be handled a little more properly, in my opinion.’’