In this so-called “post-racial” society, African-American players have endured ugly taunts in recent times. Wayne Simmonds, a National Hockey League player, had a White fan toss a banana at him in a game in Canada in 2011. Last week, the statue of iconic MLB player Jackie Robinson was defaced with racial slurs outside a minor league baseball stadium in Brooklyn.
Beyond the Orioles crushing the Giants 10-2, a positive update in the story is that the Giants organization will review surveillance video obtained by its security staff and launch an investigation in to the matter. The Giants also issued Jones an apology.