The reprehensible hurling of a beer can by a fan at Baltimore outfielder Hyun Soo Kim during Tuesday night’s American League wild-card game prompted the Toronto Blue Jays to change their alcohol policy at the Rogers Centre sports stadium.
Fox Sports reported that the new rule eliminates the serving of beer in bottles and cans for the remainder of the postseason and mandates that North America’s favorite beverage at ballparks be poured into plastic cups. The Blue Jays announced that the change in policy will enhance security during the postseason games.
Our statement regarding tonight’s gate opening times, TTC advisory, and our new alcohol management measures: pic.twitter.com/vkF0wbfpKN
— Blue Jays (@BlueJays) October 9, 2016
The Blue Jays defeated the Orioles in their wild-card contest and went on to knock off the Texas Rangers on Sunday after winning three straight games. They will oppose the victor of the Indians-Red Sox series in the ALCS, which commences on Friday.
Breitbart News reported last week that Ken Pagan, employed as a journalist for Postmedia Network Inc, turned himself into police on Thursday after he was identified on an in-stadium surveillance video as the alleged thrower of the beer can. Pagan later hinted that the video evidence was wrong because he only drinks beer from a cup.