"It's unfortunate that things happen like that, but it ain't going stop me, myself and the Orioles," he told reporters before Monday night's game in Arizona. "We have games to win. It's mid-August. I've got a bigger concern in my head than someone's ignorance or act of whatever. You know what I mean?"
Jones, who is black, homered in the top of the ninth and had four runs batted in in the Orioles' 10-2 win over the
A Giants fan told the San Jose Mercury News on Monday that he threw the banana, but said it was out of anger at the Giants and not racially motivated. The Giants told the newspaper they were not able to verify the fan's claim.
The Giants issued an apology to Jones and the Orioles.