Toronto Blue Jays fans have done it again. After 20 years of playoff-less baseball, it seems the great baseball people of Canada have forgotten to leave their soccer-hooligan friends at the pitch.
In Tuesday night’s American League Wild Card game, Baltimore Orioles outfielder Hyun-soo Kim settled under a fly-ball on the warning track. Just before he made the catch, a beer can landed a few feet away from him.
It came from a fan just beyond the outfield fence.
Blue Jays fans seem to be starting a new playoff tradition of raining garbage from the cheap seats.
Remember last year’s ALDS against the Texas Rangers:
But Toronto is far from the first fan base to do this. Take a look back as some of the other worst times in MLB history when fans littered their own field with trash:
2012 NL Wild Card, Cardinals vs Braves –
1974 10 Cent Beer night, Rangers vs Indians –
1979 Disco Demolition Night, Tigers vs White Sox –
1988 Pete Rose ejection, Mets vs Red – The thing that makes this one so bad is that fans had absolutely nothing to be upset about. The game was in April and who really cares if the manager gets thrown out. This was the most insignificant reason for anyone, to throw anything on a baseball field.
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