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Dusty Baker relates to racist taunts directed at Adam Jones: ‘It don’t shock me’


Nationals manager Dusty Baker sympathizes with what Adam Jones experienced Monday night in Fenway Park.

But Baker says the racist taunts and belligerent behavior directed at the Orioles center fielder doesn’t surprise him at all.

It doesn’t really surprise me too much because I’ve been called that word in almost every city that I’ve played in, Baker told reporters Tuesday, via the Washington Post . Minor leagues, big leagues, letters. So it don’t really shock me too much. From L.A. to New York. It’s more apparent in some places than other places.

I’m a person who just likes to give kids, give humans, give people an opportunity to learn, Jones said. When I walk through those walls, I learn. It would be selfish of me not to help other people learn.

Jones, of course, said he was the target of racist taunts at Fenway Park during an Orioles-Red Sox game earlier this month.

Per the Kansas City Star, Jones estimates he’s been to the Negro Leagues Baseball museum more than 15 times, and he’s become friends with museum president Bob Kendrick.

Kendrick said Jones’ contribution will go toward new augmented reality technology at the museum, as well as a the creation of a new exhibit called Barrier Breakers that will chronicle the integration of MLB from 1947, when Jackie Robinson joined the Dodgers, through 1959.

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