First of all, throwing a banana in the area of an African-American player is a completely classless gesture.  Americans may not understand the levels to which this has gone, and if you’re among them, this is one of the best articles I’ve read at ESPN in a long time, and is worth a read.

By now, you’ve probably heard that the fruit-tosser has allegedly identified himself and apologized, and stressed that it had nothing to do with race, he was just pissed at the team.  I’m not sure what to believe, yet.  Why would someone come forward and claim responsibility if they didn’t do it?  This would seem to be the kind of thing where “Any Publicity is Good Publicity” isn’t quite true.  On the other hand, one twitter user raised a couple of good questions…though he got posted on Yahoo Sports…which is also where he contributes.  On one hand, it’s a good question about where the heck a catering cart with fruit on it was at the end of a game.  On the other hand, he wonders how someone on a walkway could chuck a banana onto the field.  Come on, dude…on the Arcade, I could chuck a whiffleball onto right-center, in the direction of Jones.  It’s barely 20 feet to reach the field of play.

I’m just going to go with the hopeful thought that this was the guy, he didn’t realize how such an act would be taken, and he’s truly sorry.

I hope so, for my faith in Giants fans.

It doesn’t change the fact that many people apparently defended this guy when Adam Jones complained about it on Twitter…which is disgusting.  The last thing baseball needs a small percentage of its fans to do is to start alienating anyone.

But seriously, fruit as a method of expressing frustration?  A banana peel in center field is how Angel Pagan goes back on the DL when he gets back.  It might be done in some absurd Hanna-Barbera action in real life, but no thank you.  Go vent on KNBR like everyone else, behind the psychic.