The Toronto Blue Jays made a smart decision in the wake of Baltimore Orioles outfielder Hyun-soo Kim nearly being hit with a can of beer last week. Beer will no longer be served in cans or bottles. Instead, the team announced a move to serve beer in cups for the remainder of the playoffs.
Our statement regarding tonight’s gate opening times, TTC advisory, and our new alcohol management measures: pic.twitter.com/vkF0wbfpKN
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) October 9, 2016
This is a sensible reaction to what could have been a very unfortunate injury to an opposing player. It follows a strongly worded statement by the team that condemned the beer toss.
The man responsible for the thrown can of beer, Ken Pagan, also happened to be a copy editor for Postmedia. He has been charged with “mischief” in the wake of his ill-conceived idea to stop a play from being made by Kim.
At least now, if anyone has designs on getting into some “mischief” in games going forwards, all the players will deal with is a sticky mess.