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Posh resto boots Marcus Stroman

By Brad Hunter, Toronto Sun

Marcus Stroman of the Toronto Blue Jays reacts after a throwing error by Raffy Lopez allowed an unearned run in the second inning during MLB game action against the Boston Red Sox at Rogers Centre on August 28, 2017 in Toronto. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Marcus Stroman of the Toronto Blue Jays reacts after a throwing error by Raffy Lopez allowed an unearned run in the second inning during MLB game action against the Boston Red Sox at Rogers Centre on August 28, 2017 in Toronto. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

A hard-headed bouncer at the posh Cactus Club threw Blue Jays ace Marcus Stroman a curveball that left the young star reeling.

After his convincing 5-2 victory - his career-high 12th win - over the Kansas City Royals, the 26-year-old righthander was looking forward to a nice meal with family at Cactus Club.

Instead, he got the brush back - and brush off - from the bouncer.

Stroman tweeted: "Shout to the security guards at @cactusclubcafe for denying me entry for a post-game meal. Off to @SohoHouse with the family!" A witness told CityNews that the very big for his britches bouncer that the Stro Show rolled into the Cactus Club with a party of three.

But Stroman was then confronted by the bouncer. The pint-sized pitcher confirmed that his party had a reservation.

The rent-a-cop told the Blue Jays ace that he was not welcome in the club. When Stroman protested, the guard blocked his way, the witness said, adding that the guard appeared to escalate the situation and trying to intimidate the sophomore.

Reportedly Stroman is a regular at the popular club in the financial district.

And whoops, the club tweeted their apologies today.

"Please know we are deeply sorry for last night and fixing the issue right now. You're always welcome at Cactus."

As for the Cactus Club, the three-storey "creative fine dining" Adelaide St. location seats 500 and is on three levels.

 

bhunter@postmedia.com