Jays ban beer cans at Rogers Centre after can chucked onto field at wild-card game
Codi Wilson, CP24.com
Published Sunday, October 9, 2016 11:35AM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, October 9, 2016 7:30PM EDT
The Blue Jays say they will not be serving beer in cans at the Rogers Centre for the remainder of the postseason after a can was chucked on to the field during the wild-card game last week.
In a statement released by the Blue Jays Sunday morning, the organization confirmed the change in policy.
“Enhanced security and alcohol management measures will be in place to provide our fans, staff and players with a safe and enjoyable atmosphere. As such, all beer will be poured into cups throughout the stadium for the remainder of the Postseason,” the statement read.
The ban comes after a beer can came whizzing by Baltimore Orioles' outfielder Hyun Soo Kim while he attempted to catch a fly ball during the seventh inning of the wild-card game at the Rogers Centre on Tuesday.
Following the incident, police identified the man who they believe tossed the can on to the field and he has now been charged with mischief.
This is not the first time the Jays have restricted the way beer is served during the playoffs.
Last year in Game 3 of the team's series against Kansas City, fans in 500 level seats were forced to drink out of plastic cups as well.