Sen. Linda Frum says husband falsely accused of mischief by Texas Rangers manager

A Canadian senator says her husband was wrongly accused of mischief at the Rogers Centre.

'For [the] record, [my] husband wasn't actually tossed from [the] game'

"For record, husband wasn't actually tossed from game. Texas coach falsely accused him of mischief. Police saw it has way. Justice was served," tweeted Frum. (Twitter Screenshot )

Senator Linda Frum says her husband, Howard Sokolowski, was wrongly accused of mischief by Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister, after a baby was hit Wednesday night by the spray of a thrown beer during the American League Divisional Series final game won by the Toronto Blue Jays.

Frum took to Twitter to clarify the situation.

David Frum, Sokolowski's brother-in-law and senior editor of The Atlantic, remarked on the controversy, prompting his sister to make light of the situation. 


In 2011, Sokolowski was appointed to the Order of Ontario for "his contributions to the arts, health care and education."

The atmosphere at the Rogers Centre was boisterous and at times unruly. 

Fans tossed beer cans and other debris onto the field after a controversial call in the seventh inning that gave the Rangers a short-lived lead.

Toronto police Const. Victor Kwong says Albert Grummitt was arrested and charged with mischief. He has been released and is due in court on Nov. 24. 

With files from The Canadian Press


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