“They’re getting drunker, and drunker and drunker” I gotta check…but this might be lifted from a Taang! comp or something.
Boorish behaviour at Blue Jays games has risen to alarming levels, according to Gregg Zaun.
The fans, especially in the 500 level, “are developing a reputation,” Zaun told Torstar News.
“It’s very, very prevalent at the Rogers Centre, especially in the later innings when the Jays are losing that people lose their minds,” Zaun said.
He said some fans are under the wrong impression that just because they paid their admission that they can behave anyway they want.
“They’re getting drunker, and drunker and drunker and it’s because fans are getting younger and younger,” Zaun said.
He added he is most concerned about fans throwing objects onto the field, but he doesn’t even think “profanity should be tolerated at all.”
The former Blue Jays catcher said offensive behaviour on social media sites is carrying over to ball games, fuelled by alcohol, even though the club shuts off the taps at the end of the seventh inning.
Some fans are being accused of tossing beer, peanuts and paper airplanes onto the playing field.
“As a player who played for 16 years, anytime I saw a fan throw something onto the field, I got them ejected,” Zaun said. “I pointed them out to security.”