Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Orioles_vs_royals_9d53
Now talking smack against the Red Sox: Adam Jones. With the Orioles and Red Sox having only a short history of bad blood between them, and with both expected to be picking up the scraps in the American League East this year, trash talk heading into the teams’ first meeting wouldn’t appear to be in the cards. But Jones is providing just that as Baltimore prepares to face Boston for the first time this season at Fenway Park’s Opening Day on Monday. “It’s important,” Jones said of the O’s playing well Monday, according to The Boston Globe. “You’ve seen the last couple days. You look on the scoreboard [Sunday]. [The Red Sox] had 13 runs, and they put them up quick, too. “I think they are swinging the bats. We’ve got to go out there … and spoil their Opening Day.” That sounds innocuous enough, but Jones wasn’t just talking about the final line on the scoreboard. He had something else in mind: quieting the resurgent Red Sox faithful, who are starting to get excited about their 4-2 team and its quality pitching, hitting and hustle so far this season. “The more people, the more you want to shut them up,” Jones said of what is expected to be a packed Fenway Park. “That’s how I look at it. I don’t care. They can stand up the whole game. They do anyway. But when you can silence 40,000 people, it’s pretty cool.” He’s got a point. But when 40,000 people won’t quiet down, that’s pretty cool, too — and possibly on tap Monday. Click here for more on a possible Boston-Baltimore rivalry>>
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Wells Report released, findings not encouraging for Tom Brady

Bursting the NFL playoff expansion bubble

LeSean McCoy: Chip Kelly got rid of ‘all the good black players’

Eric Weddle 'not coming in anytime soon,' seeks new deal

Chris Johnson: I’d be a good fit with Cowboys

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Dansby on Manziel: 'He's grown up right before our eyes'

Gregg Popovich reportedly makes $11 million per year

Stephen Strasburg is hurt again

Mayweather has message for Pacquiao about injured shoulder

Has Blake Griffin taken the next step?

Mike Evans liked Winston more than Mariota

'The Mike Conley Broken Face Game' (and why he's the man)

Five NFL QBs facing make-it or break-it seasons in 2015

Jim Harbaugh: I'd love to see Judge Judy on Supreme Court

Which game statistically is most important in an NHL series?

Chip Kelly: 'I won't be here' if Eagles have to draft top QB

WATCH: Olympian uses javelin to pull out daughter's tooth

The brewing dispute over Alex Rodriguez’s bonuses

NCAA to hold record 42 bowl games next season

Mike Wallace: 'I'm the fastest player in the NFL'

Ty Lawson could be trade target for Celtics

WATCH: Zack Greinke does great bat flip after hitting double

WATCH: Fan uses beer as ice pack after being hit by ball

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Jim Harbaugh: I'd love to see Judge Judy on Supreme Court

Chip Kelly: 'I won't be here' if Eagles have to draft top QB

Brewing dispute over A-Rod’s bonuses

Top eight NFL free agents on the market

Eagles' Chip Kelly & Sam Bradford: In like, but not love

Manziel moves from downtown Cleveland

Making sense of the AL East pile-up

Chris Bosh on blood clot diagnosis: ‘I’m lucky to be alive’

Projecting the All-Star Game rosters

Tiger hasn't slept in three days since Lindsey Vonn breakup

2015 NBA Draft big board, first edition

Eliminate Hack-A-Player: Don't reward violating sports rules

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.