The Blue Jays and Orioles finished the regular season with identical 89-73 records. By winning 10 of its 19 games against Baltimore Toronto won the right to host Tuesday night’s American League wild-card game.
With the game tied 2-2 in the bottom of the seventh inning, Orioles left fielder Hyun-Soo Kim retreated to the wall in left-center field to catch a fly ball. Moments before the ball landed in his glove, a beer can — thrown quite forcefully from the stands — passes a few feet from Kim’s head.
This isn’t the first time something like this has occurred at Rogers Centre. In last year’s American League Division Series against the Texas Rangers, umpires reversed a call against the home team, and beer started flying onto the field from all corners of the dome. And a few years ago, Blue Jays fans have tried to throw beer at former Oriole Nate McLouth.
The incident polarized twitter. Some demonized Blue Jays fans.
Others spoke out against letting one fan’s action define the entire fan base.
Poor Toronto. A good fan base is going to get destroyed bc one moron threw a bottle on field as an opponent was trying to catch a fly ball— Jorge Sedano (@Sedano) October 5, 2016
Either way, perfectly good beer was wasted.