Tonight will be the first game back at the Rogers Centre since Toronto’s bananas Game 5 win over the Rangers, which included a beerstorm interlude after a disputed call. That’s not likely to happen again, and the Blue Jays are going to make extra-sure: they’re banning cans of beer in the cheap seats.
This is fine: a beer can makes a perfect projectile, and many stadiums have moved to all-cup sales for just this reason. But why limit it to the 500 level? A beer can is just as likely to be thrown—and more likely to reach the field—from the 200 level. (The horribly cynical answer is they don’t want to make fans who pay more for their tickets wait that long for their beers to be poured.)
Police and the Rogers Centre have reviewed their security procedures ahead of the ALCS, but will not comment on any changes to their policy.