Fan throws beer at Orioles outfielder Kim
Wait, aren't Canadians the nice ones?
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.
One more out and <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BlueJays?src=hash">#BlueJays</a> fans will have the opportunity to again shower a baby with playoff beer. <a href="https://t.co/XGWlSgcbgY">pic.twitter.com/XGWlSgcbgY</a>—@ICdrew
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.
Not sure what was shown on TV but the scene here at the Rogers Centre is madness and people are yelling racial slurs at Kim and Jones.—@AviMiIIer
Guy behind me just shouted "go back to your country Kim" in case you are wondering how the night has progressed here in Toronto.—@AviMiIIer
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.
Hey, whatever happened to polite Canadians?—@StephenKing
It was a beer can, not a water bottle. Still disgusting behaviour from a so-called fan. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bluejays?src=hash">#Bluejays</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Jays?src=hash">#Jays</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Orioles?src=hash">#Orioles</a>—@Wilnerness590
Whoever threw that beer can at Kim should be arrested for assault and banned from Rogers Centre for life. What an idiot. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Jays?src=hash">#Jays</a>—@Shifter2112
Blue Jays playoff games are the best, but throwing a beer can at a player is unacceptable—@jferbsteelers
While most are concerned about the integrity of the sport, others raise a fair and honest point:
That <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Jays?src=hash">#Jays</a> fan who threw the beer can at the player will be pissed when he realises the bar closed after the 6th! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WildCard?src=hash">#WildCard</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/jaysvsorioles?src=hash">#jaysvsorioles</a>—@ManniMata89
With files from The Associated Press