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Banana tosser says he was mad at Giants, nothing to do with Adam Jones

Aug 12, 2013, 6:14 PM EST

AT&T Park AP

After hearing the outcry over a thrown banana, Alexander Poulides reached out to the San Jose Mercury News on Monday and said that he was the tosser and that it was a move made strictly in frustration with another poor performance from the Giants in a 10-2 loss to the Orioles.

Baltimore center fielder Adam Jones believed that the banana was meant for him and that it was a racially motivated act.

“I’m embarrassed and shocked by the outcome,” Poulides told the Mercury News. “In hindsight, I wish I didn’t do it and I apologize. I’m very sorry.”

The Giants apologized to Jones on Monday and were investigating the incident. They’ve yet to confirm that Poulides made the throw. Poulides said he grabbed the banana off a catering cart towards the end of the game as he was on his way out of the AT&T Park.

  1. nomoreseasontix - Aug 12, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    Am I the only one who thinks this is funny? A banana? Really?!?
    Whatever his choices were, he chose a banana?
    Rookie…..

    • lmoneyfresh - Aug 13, 2013 at 11:41 AM

      Yep. Pretty sure it’s just you.

  2. dickclydesdale - Aug 13, 2013 at 3:13 AM

    He admits to stealing the banana off the food cart & throwing it so he should be arrested for theft & obstruction & pay a 1,000 fine for loitering. 2 yrs in the county jail!

    • bgrillz - Aug 13, 2013 at 8:15 AM

      Loitering huh?

  3. jm91rs - Aug 13, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Where’s Uncle moses calling all you white people the C word (no not that C word, think Zesta or Ritz)?

    • jimeejohnson - Aug 13, 2013 at 8:49 PM

      Sleeping.

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