Sabathia said it's talked about among black major leaguers: "we know. There's 62 of us. We all know. When you go to Boston, expect it."— Erik Boland (@eboland11) May 2, 2017
Sabathia said in his big league career "I've never been called the N word" anywhere but in Boston— Erik Boland (@eboland11) May 2, 2017
Sabathia said he's experienced what Adam Jones did in Boston, though not since he's been with Yankees because their security presence in pen— Erik Boland (@eboland11) May 2, 2017
The list of other players with similar stories continues to grow. David Price, who currently pitches for the Red Sox, . Former Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford went through a similar experience, except it was a police officer who was fired for a racial slur directed at him.
Unfortunately, what happened to Jones seems to be a more common experience than many would imagine.