The Toronto Blue Jays fan who threw beer at the Baltimore Orioles outfielder, Hyun Soo Kim, during the 2016 AL Wild Card game will have to do community service and avoid all baseball stadiums for a while.
According to the National Post, Ken Pagan, the fan accused of throwing the beer received a conditional discharge in court after pleading guilty in court. This means that if Pagan performs 100 hours of community service and avoids MLB games in the next year, he will not be convicted.
Pagan’s lawyer argued that the public humiliation he had to endure over the last year should be taken into account as part of the punishment.
Before the discharge was granted, Ken Pagan offered an apology in court to the Blue Jays, the Orioles, Hyun Soo Kim and baseball fans in general.
“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.”
The incident happened in the bottom of the seventh inning of the game, a game the Blue Jays ultimately went on to win.