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Adam Jones smashes pies in fans’ faces after Orioles clinch division (Video)

The Baltimore Orioles — yes, the Baltimore Orioles — clinched their first AL East division title in 17 years on Tuesday night with an 8-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. The O’s haven’t exactly had the best attendance all season (14th in the MLB with a ballpark that is 66% full on average), but Adam Jones didn’t hold that against the fans who stuck around celebrate with the team.

Jones incorporated several fans into the popular pie-to-the-face celebration ritual. The star center fielder smashed several Orioles fans with pies and gave them a moment they’ll remember forever.

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Baseball players love to celebrate after a long season, and we have seen teams shower fans in champagne and beer on several occasions. Jones’ approach was refreshingly original.

Adam Jones robs home run with great catch, turns double play (Video)

Adam Jones came through with a serious web gem on Monday night to ensure the Tampa Bay Rays would not make a comeback on his Baltimore Orioles.

Baltimore hit five home runs in a 9-1 win — including back-to-back-to-back homers in the fifth — and Jones kept up the momentum on defense. The center fielder went far over the fence to rob Evan Longoria of what would have been a 3-run homer in the sixth.

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As if that weren’t already enough, he alertly threw into second base to get Matt Joyce, who was trying to tag up and advance from first.

It’s amazing what Jones can do in the field when he’s not trying to blow bubbles with his gum.

Adam Jones calls out bitter fantasy baseball trolls

Adam JonesAdam Jones was elated Wednesday after his Baltimore Orioles beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 in 12 innings and had no time for those trying to bring down him or his teammates.

Apparently there were some people complaining about the lack of help to their fantasy teams despite the Orioles’ win:

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That was a weird tweet for Jones to send considering he’s mostly received love from fans over Twitter lately. This was about the only negative thing we saw that was directed to him:

A lot of the fantasy-related tweets he’s been receiving lately have actually been positive:

Jones went 1-for-5 Wednesday but has been hitting well all month. Eight of his 14 home runs have come in June. He’s also batting .330 with a .994 OPS this month. Maybe Jones was defending his teammates from the fantasy trolls, because I can’t imagine any fantasy owner being frustrated with the way he has been performing lately.

Adam Jones: Masahiro Tanaka should be asked about facing me, not other way around

Masahiro-Tanaka-YankeesBaltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones seems legitimately offended by the hype surrounding New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. As many of you know, Tanaka was a perfect 24-0 with a 1.27 ERA in Japan last season. The Yankees liked what they saw enough to sign him to a $155 million contract. Jones is not impressed.

Prior to Wednesday’s Yankees-O’s game, Jones was asked if he has any thoughts on facing Tanaka. He seemed like he had rehearsed for the question.

“Why don’t you ask Tanaka about me? I’m the one who’s been over here in the major leagues for a while,” Jones said, per Steven Marcus of Newsday. “Congratulations, he did it over there. Don’t make it like he’s the dirtiest guy in the world. He was 24-0-in Japan.

“At the end of the day, we’ve got to judge it off major-league hitters, not the Japanese hitters. We’re a little bit better over here as hitters…”

Jones faced Tanaka three times on Wednesday, striking out twice and hitting a single. Tanaka ended up with a no decision after pitching seven solid innings of seven-hit, three-run ball and striking out 10. Jones was equally annoyed when asked about the righthander after his team’s 5-4 win over New York.

“Am I [supposed] to go home and say I faced Tanaka tonight?” he asked, according to Newday’s Anthony Rieber. “Just go throw a party that I faced Tanaka? It’s another pitcher. Another pitcher in the rotation. Nothing special to me. It’s just another guy that we have to go through to get to where we want to be.”

When you put up those kinds of numbers and sign a $155 million contract, you’re going to get all kinds of publicity — no matter what country you came from. Jones has been in the league long enough to know that.

H/T NJ.com’s Brendan Kuty

Adam Jones has harsh words for fans who run onto field

Adam JonesThe Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees 14-5 in the second game of their series on Tuesday.

During the bottom of the eighth inning, there was a brief delay because two fans entered the field of play from stands on the third base side. After being apprehended by security, the game continued.

Orioles center fielder Adam Jones got a firsthand look at Tuesday’s stunt and has apparently had enough of the on field interruptions.

When speaking after the game, Jones certainly wasn’t guarded with his words on the subject.

“I think it’s idiotic for people to run on the field, and I think the punishment needs to be a lot harsher, and they should let us have a shot to kick them with our metal spikes on because it’s stupid,” Jones said via the Baltimore Sun. “You look like an [idiot] when you run on the field.”

“I remember a couple of years ago, one dude broke his ankle in Baltimore. I was laughing at him. I wish he shattered his femur because it’s stupid. It’s just plain old stupid. Anybody who does it, I wish the cops tase the [hell] out of them. I wish that.”

Tell us how you really feel, Adam.

Players often times will give the politically correct sound bite when speaking with the media. Other times we get moments like these, and they’re absolutely great.

Obviously, when a person who isn’t permitted on the field makes their way there a safety issue arises for the players and umpires/referees. That doesn’t necessarily have to be the case for the intruder, as we saw during MLB’s All-Star Game in 2013.

Adam Jones says fan threw banana at him

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Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones said on Twitter that a fan threw a banana at him in the last inning of his team’s 10-2 win over the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on Sunday.

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Jones hit an RBI double in the eighth and a 3-run home run in the top of the ninth to put the game out of reach.

Let me just say that I really hope the fan threw the banana in protest of how well Jones was doing against the Giants, and not because of any racist meanings. I really hope that was the case.

Adam Jones gets a Popeye’s chicken cake for his birthday

Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones is a huge fan of Popeye’s chicken. How huge? The three-time All-Star turned 28 on Thursday, and he apparently likes Popeye’s so much that his friends thought it would be appropriate to give him a Popeye’s-themed birthday cake.

Jones was pretty stoked about it, and we can see why after going through some of his Instagram photos. Most of the pictures he posts have to do with delicious meals, and he even showcased his love for Popeye’s while sitting on the O’s team plane a couple months ago.

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