Adam Jones says banana was thrown at him from stands in San Francisco

August 12, 2013|By Eduardo A. Encina | The Baltimore Sun

SAN FRANCISCO — After driving in four runs – including a three-run homer in the ninth – in the Orioles’ 10-2 win over the Giants on Sunday afternoon, center fielder Adam Jones took to Twitter claiming that a banana was thrown at him from the stands at AT&T Park in the bottom of the ninth inning.

I’m not going to post the tweet itself because Jones used choice language – Jones’ Twitter handle is @SimplyAJ10 to see it yourself – but here’s the gist:

“I want to thank whatever [expletive] threw that banana towards my direction in CF in the last inning. Way to show ur class u [expletive].”

Jones didn’t mention the incident to the media during postgame interviews Sunday, but his tweet has picked up plenty of interest online. As of 10:45 p.m. EST, it was retweeted more than 1,680 times and favorited nearly 900 times.

Some of Jones’ interaction over the tweet prompted him to tweet that he will likely get off social media soon. Jones is one of the game’s most active players on Twitter. He has more than 128,000 followers on Twitter.

Giants senior director of media relations Jim Moorehead said Sunday night that the Giants received no reports of any incident of anyone throwing an object onto the field in the bottom of the ninth inning, but added that the club will follow up Monday by reviewing the stadium's security cameras.

The Orioles left San Francisco on Sunday evening for Arizona to start a three-game series against the Diamondbacks on Monday.  

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