If you were wondering why the Blue Jays drew only 16,790 against the Tigers on Tuesday, this may have something to do with it: The Rogers Centre banned alcohol for that game.
Evidently the sellout crowd at the previous game, Monday's Opening Day, got all Bob and Doug McKenzie and was throwing various items at Tigers outfielders. That was the final straw for the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, which banned alcohol (clubhouse included) on Tuesday. Also cited in the decision were previous infractions at concerts and a CFL game. The stadium's liquor license was suspended for three dates: The others April 21 (Toronto vs. Texas), and a CFL game on Aug. 1. April 21 is Messin' With Recession Night, when all upper deck seats are $4. Over-under on hollow prosthetic legs and fake pregnancies for that one: 1,112.
BJ's will still be allowed, however.
The Blue Jays' 12-5 win 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 only ones not drinking that day: These dorks.
Update: A couple of readers have pointed out that the alcohol ban actually was decided on prior to Monday's opener.