The drunken Blue Jays fan who hurled a beer onto the field during last year’s playoffs won’t have the chance to do it again for at least a year.
Ken Pagan, who infamously chucked a can of beer at Orioles outfielder Hyun Soo Kim during the 2016 AL Wild Card Game, was banned from all 30 MLB stadiums for the next 12 months after pleading guilty to mischief, according to The Globe and Mail.
Pagan already had received a lifetime ban from Toronto’s Rogers Centre and is not allowed within 500 feet of the stadium. He also will have to perform 100 hours of community service in addition to the 100 he already served.
It’s another embarrassing development for Pagan, who reportedly was once an award-winning journalist for the Postmedia Network in Toronto. After the incident, Pagan was fired from his job and he has been making ends meet as a pizza delivery boy and janitor, according to The Globe and Mail.
Before the court ruling, Pagan offered an apology in court to the Blue Jays, the Orioles and Kim, the player he nearly hit.
“My emotions got the best of me in an exciting moment and my reaction is a deeply regrettable mistake, something I’ve been torn about since the moment it happened,” he said. “I am fully aware of the disgrace I brought to the game.”
Pagan will avoid a criminal conviction if he complies with the terms of his probation, according to reports.