Musings —10.06.2016 10:04 AM—
Okay, I was in New York volunteering for that Hillary Clinton person, so I missed a lot of the controversy that has been riveting all of Toronto. You know, the one about the can of beer being thrown at an Orioles player at the Rogers Centre. It’s been big news, here in the centre of the universe.
I have no skin in this game, as it were. I’m a Red Sox fan, I didn’t know Ken Pagan when I wrote for the Sun, and I didn’t see what happened when it happened.
But the photo of Pagan, top, shows him drinking beer from a plastic cup. The photo of the incident, bottom, shows a beer can in mid-flight.
I ask you Blue Jays regulars: can you get beer in both cans and plastic cups at the Rogers Centre? Wouldn’t it be sort of weird to get both? Could someone else have, you know, thrown that beer can? Do fans come there armed with aluminum missiles to use on occasions like this?
I don’t, ahem, carry a can for this Pagan fellow. But it seems to me that he will be the beneficiary of the biggest libel action in Canadian history if the wrongdoer turns out not to be him.