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Sat May 6, 2017, 04:07 AM

MLB considering guidelines for racist taunts, commissioner says

Source: Associated Press

AP May 5, 2017, 11:53 PM

MLB considering guidelines for racist taunts, commissioner says

MINNEAPOLIS -- Days after a fan at Fenway Park directed racial slurs at Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said he is determined to "provide our players with an environment where they feel comfortable in every major league stadium that they play."

Manfred spoke Friday before the Minnesota Twins hosted the Boston Red Sox, who were at the center of the controversy this week after Jones, who is black, heard the taunts . Another fan was removed and banned for life from Fenway Park the next day for making a racist remark, and other black players throughout the big leagues said it is a common occurrence to be subjected to such behavior by fans.

Manfred said MLB is surveying all 30 teams to see how they handle such situations "as a prelude to giving consideration to some more industry wide guidelines in this area."

"We want to make sure that we know exactly what the clubs are doing before we start recommending changes," Manfred said. "We're in the process of gathering information right now."

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