MLB wants cans banned at Rogers Centre, fan prosecuted
TORONTO (AP) Toronto police have released a photo of the fan suspected of throwing a beer can at Baltimore outfielder Hyun Soo Kim during the seventh inning of the AL wild-card game. The photo was shared by thousands on social media.
The Blue Jays also said Wednesday they are planning tougher security measures and alcohol policies at the Rogers Centre. Toronto also apologized to the Orioles and pledged to help authorities identify the spectator.
''Investigators are strongly encouraging this man to seek legal advice and turn himself into police,'' police said in a statement.
Toronto Detective Pat Alberga said security camera footage inside the stadium helped identify the suspect.
''We have video footage that shows it,'' Alberga said. He said they don't have a name of the suspect yet.
The photo released shows a man with dark hair, a Blue Jays shirt and jacket glaring down at Kim.
After winning 5-2 in 11 innings Tuesday night, the Blue Jays issued a statement saying they felt ''extreme disappointment'' that tarnished ''an otherwise memorable night.''
The team said it will ''enact heightened security measures and alcohol policies that will ensure the fan experience and safety of everybody involved.''
Toronto Mayor John Tory called the fan a ''loon-ball,'' encouraged him to turn himself in and suggested he may need counselling.