Dave Roberts comments on last night's ugly incident in Boston


CINCINNATI, OH - APRIL 19: Adam Jones #10 of the Baltimore Orioles looks on before batting in the eighth inning of the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on April 19, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Orioles defeated the Reds 2-0. (

Last night, an ugly incident unfolded in Boston as Orioles outfielder Adam Jones -- an African-American -- was subjected to racist taunts from Red Sox fans.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts joined "Lunchtime" with Roggin and Rodney on Monday, and provided unique perspective as a minority manager that has spent time at Fenway park as both an opposing player and local hero.

"I played in Boston, and I loved my time there. I didn't have any incidents, even as a visiting player when I came in there before, let alone as a home player," Roberts said. "I don't know what triggered it. I know Adam is a great, great young man, so I don't think that was him initiating that. For me, I chalk it up as very unfortunate and I'd like to think it's just an isolated incident and not race-driven. I don't know. It's just very disappointing because he's such a great advocate for our game, and Boston is such a great city."

Listen below to the full interview below, where Roberts also discusses Cody Bellinger's impressive start, Hyun-Jin Ryu's trip to the DL and more.

Tune in to "Lunchtime" with Roggin and Rodney every weekday from 12-2pm

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