A good baseball game turned into what probably passes for a bar fight in Canada briefly Tuesday night.
With the Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays tied 2-2 in the seventh inning of their American League wild-card game, Blue Jays outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. lifted a two-out pitch from left-hander Donnie Hart to deep left field. The roar inside the Rogers Centre suggested home run, but the ball died feet from the fence, where left fielder Hyun Soo Kim came to stand.
There wasn't going to be a bat flip. There was going to be a can thrown.
Wow...a Toronto Blue Jays fan just threw a bottle at the Orioles player trying to make a catch. https://t.co/cRIFKfUdDp
Had the can affected Kim's play on the ball — or even if it hadn't, and he'd messed it up altogether — the play likely would have been ruled an out, owing to fan interference. So, yeah. Kind of a lose-lose.
Maybe the offending beverage thrower is the same one from three years ago.