Following a racial incident involving Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Johns earlier this week, the MLB announced that it is reviewing its security protocols in all 30 stadiums, the Associated Press reported. It remains unclear what changes -- if any--will occur, but league officials are attempting to better understand how individual clubs handle fan issues and complaints.
"We have reached out to all 30 clubs to assess what their in-ballpark announcement practices are regarding fan behavior," MLB spokesman Pat Courtney said. "We are also reviewing text message and other fan security notification policies that are operating in the event there is an incident."
All MLB teams have a mechanism for fans to alert security to issues, but each ballpark boasts different protocols and practices.
The security review comes roughly three days after Jones said he had been pelted with peanuts and verbally harassed during a game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.
“A disrespectful fan threw a bag of peanuts at me. I was called the N-word a handful of times tonight. Thanks. Pretty awesome," Jones said of the incident.
One day after the incident, Jones took the field again at Fenway Park. That time, though, he received a standing ovation from fans.
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