Monday’s Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox game was marred by an ugly incident when Baltimore outfielder Adam Jones had racial slurs hurled at him by some fans at Fenway Park.

In Jones’ first at-bat on Tuesday, the Red Sox faithful were sure to let Jones know that the actions and words of a few idiots don’t represent the entire fan base. When Jones came to the plate in the first inning, he was granted with a standing ovation.

It’s certainly a step in the right direction. New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia stated that he’s heard similar slurs at Fenway before. As sad as those slurs are, we can’t do anything about what’s happened in the past. All that the fans can do is take steps to be sure that these incidents don’t happen in the future.

Hopefully Jones’ at-bat at Fenway will take us towards that.