Alcohol sales banned by Jays

April 8th, 2009 by admin


It was just a coincidence that beer and alcohol sales were banned for Tuesday night’s Blue Jays game one night after unruly fans littered the field with baseballs and debris. But some players appreciated the timing.

The Blue Jays’ 12-5 win over the Tigers on Monday was delayed nine minutes in the eighth inning when fans threw two baseballs in the direction of Detroit left fielder Josh Anderson and tossed a handful of paper planes and empty beer cups onto the field.

Anderson was pleased to hear alcohol would not be sold Tuesday.

“That’s good,” he said. “These people can’t handle it.”

The clubhouses were cleared of booze, too, because the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario suspended the liquor license at Rogers Centre for three dates because of past infractions. The dates had been established before Monday’s game.

The panel cited five broken rules at baseball and football games and concerts dating to the Canadian Football League championship game in 2007. The stadium will also be dry on April 21 when Toronto plays Texas, and for a CFL game on Aug. 1.

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