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Fan that threw a banana at Adam Jones

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by SnarkShark, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. SnarkShark

    SnarkShark Well-Known Member

    The fan that threw the banana is claiming he didn't have racist intent.

    http://www.mercurynews.com/giants/ci_23844386/giants-apologize-orioles-adam-jones-banana-thrown

    I've come to the the conclusion, after thinking about it after a while, that his story is too much of a leap of faith.

    To take that leap, you must believe that these two facts are coincidences...

    1. Steal a banana (the only fruit I know of that is associated with an insult to African-Americans), 2. Throw banana on the field in the direction of the only black player on the field.

    I find it much more plausible that, in fear of being identified by video or a witness (which I'm amazed hasn't happened yet), he wanted to get out in front of the story.

    But what throws me off, is that this would be a very shrewd and intelligent move, which doesn't fall in line with someone that would throw something on the field.

    Not a matter of huge importance, I guess, but was wondering what others thought.
     
  2. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Listen, San Francisco, don't make me come out there. /Wright Thompson

    http://espn.go.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/9338962/when-beautiful-game-turns-ugly
     
  3. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I had just figured that the Rays were in Oakland that day and Luke Scott ventured over to see his old team play.
     
  4. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I don't know, for a fan to come forward and use his name? Knowing that story will come up everytime someone Googles his name for years? I think I'd do the same thing if I was in that situation. Apologize profusely ASAP and hope people move on.
     
  5. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    So, if he threw a watermelon at him, you would have been fine with it?
     
  6. SnarkShark

    SnarkShark Well-Known Member

    Shouldn't have to spell out the difference to you. A banana is uniquely different.

    Throwing a watermelon, or in another stereotype, a piece of fried chicken, would reflect on the perception that's what African-Americans like to eat, not equate them to an animal or sub-human.
     
  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    SnarkShark didn't see what was so funny when Michael Scott hit Stanley's car with a watermelon.
     
  8. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    Plus, it's probably tougher to sneak a watermelon into a game than it is a banana.


    Unless you ask your girlfriend to do it ... ;)
     
  9. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I was joking.

    The idea of having, and trying to throw, a watermelon at a baseball game is absurd.
     
  10. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Sometimes, a banana is just a banana.[/oldschoolsnl]
     
  11. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    If the guy had thrown a watermelon that far, he'd be starting for the Giants tomorrow. Even the banana might get him a tryout.
     
  12. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    Anna.
     
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