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Major League Baseball is “reviewing” Adam Jones’ comments about fans on the field

Apr 10, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

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On Tuesday, Adam Jones offered some colorful comments about fans who rush out onto the field. Specifically? That the league “should let us have a shot to kick them with our metal spikes on,” that a fan who does that “looks like a jackass” that he hoped security would “tase the living s***” out of them and that he wished one fan who ran out onto the field and injured his ankle had shattered his femur instead.

That’s all pretty funny, even if Jones’ suggestions are a bit extreme. But apparently MLB is taking his comments seriously. CBS Baltimore reports that Major League Baseball is said to be “reviewing the comments.”

Which is idiotic, because all they are are comments. Comments that do no harm to anyone. Indeed, even if you looked at them with the utmost suspicion and crafted some argument that Jones’ comments may cause security at ballparks to be too rough on fans, you’d have to square that with the notion that MLB has already shown that it doesn’t care about fans being roughed up or tased for what amounts to trespassing.

If MLB does anything to Adam Jones as a result of these comments, they had better explain what, exactly, he said that is inconsistent with MLB policies or aims that require his punishment.

  1. aresachaela - Apr 10, 2014 at 11:59 PM

    GYAAAAHAHAHAHA!! Kick that guy’s ass another time !

  2. carpi2 - Apr 11, 2014 at 1:26 AM

    I love how MLB has to review Jones’ statement. His statement elapsed all of 23 seconds. How much reviewing does that require?

  3. moogro - Apr 11, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    When that day comes when Adam Jones stomps his foot through some fan’s shin, boy, he’s going to regret he said this.

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