So it has finally happened. Yep, the booze wasn’t flowing during yesterday’s Tigers-Blue Jays game and it won’t be for three additional dates because according to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, folks in Toronto can’t hold their liquor.
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.
The ban was put into place on Tuesday because Monday’s game 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. So when fans arrived at the ballpark yesterday, they were greeted with signs that listed their offenses.
Signs posted Tuesday at stadium entrances listed five reasons for the license suspension: permitting drunkenness, permitting the use of narcotics, selling and serving to apparent minors, failure to request approved identification and permitting illegal liquor on the premises.
Oh, those crazy Canadians. I guess you have to do resort to boozing and unruly behavior to make Jays’ games worthwhile. But without the booze, I guess we can kiss clips like these goodbye.
Who am I fooling? The clips will keep coming.