Fan throws beer at Orioles outfielder Kim

A fan in Toronto once again made news for boorish behaviour when someone threw a beer can at Baltimore Orioles outfielder Hyun Soo Kim as he tracked a fly ball during Tuesday night's wild-card playoff game against the Jays.

Wait, aren't Canadians the nice ones?

Fan throws beer can during Blue Jays-Orioles game

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Orioles outfielder Hyun Soo Kim gets prepared to catch the ball when a beer can nearly hits him.

Who would have thought one of the biggest moments in a wild-card game would involve a beer can?

But in the seventh inning of the Jays-Orioles game at the Rogers Centre on Tuesday night, a fan threw a can of Bud Light at Orioles outfielder Hyun Soo Kim as he tracked a fly ball.

It was reminiscent of last year's divisional series against the Texas Rangers, when unruly fans littered the field with beer cans in the infamous seventh inning of Game 5, even dousing a mother and her baby. The Jays won and advanced to the ALDS against Kansas City, eventual World Series winner. 

After Monday's incident, Orioles centre-fielder Adam Jones gestured toward the seats, and manager Buck Showalter came out to register his displeasure with the umpires for several minutes.

"That is about as pathetic as it gets. You don't do that. Yell, cuss or scream," Jones said. "I hope they find the guy and press charges. ... That's not a part of baseball. Throw an octopus, throw hats."

There were also allegations that racial slurs were directed at Jones and Kim from fans.

The baseball world was particularly unimpressed with this year's beer can incident at the game the Jays would eventually win in extra innings to advance to the ALDS against rival Texas. When even frightmeister Stephen King thinks its horrible, you know it's a problem.

While most are concerned about the integrity of the sport, others raise a fair and honest point:

With files from The Associated Press