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Blue Jays Beer Can Ban: Untossable Cups Overfloweth

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An unidentified man holds a beer in a plastic cup before the Toronto Blue Jays play the Texas Rangers in American League Division Series baseball action in Toronto on Sunday. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)

By    |   Monday, 10 Oct 2016 08:55 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays announced a beer can ban throughout the rest of the postseason at the Rogers Centre, saying beer will only be served in cups after a can was thrown on the field during a wild-card game last Tuesday.

Baltimore Orioles' outfielder Hyun Soo Kim was trying to catch a fly ball in the seventh inning of their game against the Blue Jays in Toronto, when he was almost hit by a beer can tossed from the stands, noted CablePulse 24.

That led the Blue Jays to issue the new beer can policy before Sunday night's game.

Fans will have another chance to behave themselves after the Blue Jays beat the Texas Rangers Sunday night to win the American League Division Series to advance the league's championship series, according to MLB.com.

Postmedia journalist Ken Pagan turned himself in to Toronto police Thursday in connection with the beer-throwing incident at the Rogers Centre last week, according to the Toronto Star. His attorney Tyler Smith said that Pagan, 41, will appear in court next month, charged with mischief, the newspaper noted.

"Pagan did not speak to media, but his lawyers expressed concerns about the 'trial by social media' their client was facing," stated Toronto Star writer Jesse Winter. "… Pagan's image was widely circulated on social media after police released an image of a man Wednesday they said was wanted in connection with the beer-throwing incident that outraged baseball fans across North America."

The Orioles' Adam Jones said, according to the Star, that he heard racial slurs after the beer can was thrown, called the beer-toss incident "pathetic."

Erik Grossman, a Blue Jays spokesman, told the Star that the Pagan had already left the seating area when police arrived to investigate the beer can tossing incident so they could not eject him from the game.

The newspaper said that beer can throwing incident harkened back to 2013 when another Blue Jays fan threw a drink at Orioles outfielder Nate McLouth during a game at Rogers Centre.

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