Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Adam Jones has no problem with fans heckling him, but only if it’s respectful.
During a recent game against the San Diego Padres, the 33-year-old Jones got a fan ejected after that fan began yelling curse words at Jones, according to Zach Buchanan of The Athletic.
Jones explained his reasoning after the game, stating that fans should be mindful of children in the ballpark when heckling.
“My biggest thing is: Keep the banter polite — we suck, I struck out, the team’s not good. Keep it light, keep it smart. There’s kids in the stadium. But the second you start cussing me out like I’m a little kid, that’s a no-no.”
He later told Buchanan, “Hearing the b-word, f-word, that’s not baseball talk. So … he gone.”
Back in 2017, Jones accused a Boston Red Sox fan of racist taunts at Fenway Park, but he made sure to state this situation he dealt with on Wednesday was nowhere near the same.
Despite heckling from fans, Jones has a .364 batting average over the Diamondbacks’ first seven games.Jones has a .364 batting average over the Diamondbacks’ first seven games.