Standing ovation for victim of racist taunts

Fans give a standing ovation as Baltimore Orioles' Adam Jones comes to bat during the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday against the Boston Red Sox, May 2, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

It doesn’t erase the stain of the city’s racist reputation, but Boston Red Sox fans did what they could last night to apologize to a black player who was subject to racist taunts the night before.

In the short term, sometimes all you can do is clap your hands.

The number of people who sat with their arms folded also tells a story.

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