Despite no audio evidence to substantiate his claim of being called the dreaded "n-word", Adam Jones received apologies from the mayor of Boston, the Boston Red Sox organization and the commissioner of Major League Baseball. [Mayor, Red Sox apologize to Adam Jones, who says he was ‘called the n-word’ by Boston fans, Washington Post, 5-3-17]
|A tale of two headlines...|
Meanwhile, in St. Louis, a white patron of a Cardinals game was "grazed by a stray bullet" as she sat in the stands... "grazed by a stray bullet" being a polite way of saying shot. [Baseball fan grazed by stray bullet during Cardinals game at Busch Stadium, StlToday.com, 5-3-17]:
A woman was grazed in the arm by a stray bullet during Tuesday night’s Cardinals game inside Busch Stadium.
... ESPN didn't spend two days expounding on this story as a way to lecture white people on their inherent racism
Police sources say there had been a call for shots fired near the 14th Street and Chouteau Avenue area moments before the woman was struck, and that the bullet may have come from someone shooting into the air.
That intersection is less than a mile from Busch.
St. Louis police said the woman, 34, was sitting in her seat in section 141 about 9:40 p.m. when she felt pain to her arm. She removed her jacket and noticed a small abrasion to her elbow. She went to the first aid station, and workers there contacted an off-duty police officer working a secondary security job there, police said.
The victim could not be reached for comment. Her mother told the Post-Dispatch that the victim had retained an attorney and they had been advised not to speak to the media.
Todd Porter, 54, of O’Fallon, Ill., was at the game with his 13-year-old son, Christopher, and was seated directly in front of the victim. She suddenly said, “Wow, I think I’ve been shot,” just as the eighth inning was coming to a close, Porter said.
“We thought she was joking, but everybody turned around and she showed me the blood coming down from her elbow,” Porter said. “It looked real purple and red and it looked like there was a hole in her jacket.”
The man who was sitting with the victim then said, “We need security, she’s been shot,” Porter recalled.
Porter said the woman picked up the bullet slug from underneath her seat near the first base line.
A bullet slug was found “in the immediate area around the victim’s seat,” according to police. They said it appeared the bullet came from outside the stadium.
In a statement, the Cardinals confirmed the incident and said: “There is nothing more important than the safety of our fans, and the Cardinals are grateful that no one was seriously injured.”
Porter said he hopes the woman is OK.
“She was in shock,” Porter said. “We were all in shock. They were just sitting there like any other couple, laughing and giggling, and a little bit later is when that happened.”
Porter said he and his son were sitting in seats 7, 8 or 9 in Section 141 when it happened, and “could have thrown a ball and hit first base.” His son sat in front of the victim.
“It could very easily have hit him,” Porter said.It was in 2015 when a white U.S. military veteran was attacked and paralyzed by a black male after he left a Cardinals game. Virtually every suspect arrested in St. Louis in a fatal or nonfatal shooting is a black male, meaning it's quite obvious a black person fired their gun off and the bullet hit this white woman in the stands of the Cardinals.
She has received no apology from the mayor of St. Louis or from the St. Cardinals organization. ESPN didn't spend an entire day discussing the event as they did the Adam Jones incident in Boston. The commissioner of Major League Baseball has yet to comment on the matter.
Being called the "n-word" is somehow worse than being shot in a Major League Baseball stadium...
Understand why we dubbed it Black-Run America (BRA) yet?