Three, three chief weapons: iPads, bags, and caps. Â And suntan lotion. Â Four, four weapons….
Meanwhile in a friendlier atmosphere:
â€œWe not only welcome Yankee fans but we welcome them to bring their iPads,â€ explained Goldberg. â€œAs long as the device can be turned on and checked by security the iPad can be bought into the park.â€
Trying to get into Yankee Stadium is one of the most amazing experiences you’ll ever have.
Yankee Stadium security can be quite entertaining. Â They make you remove your cap when you enter. Â As you may have heard, baseball cap bombs are one of the major threats to our society. Â I mean, why would anyone wear a cap to a ballgame unless they were up to something. Â Â That knife you hid in your sock? Â Don’t worry about that – please remove your cap sir.
There was the great suntan lotion ban from a few years ago. Â How many stadiums needed to be destroyed by suntan lotion villains before the Yankees had the courage to put a stop to it?
I was in favor of the efforts to save Yankee Stadium Gate 2. Â This morning I found this email in my inbox:
Dear Gate 2 Supporters,
Here’s a note similar to what we’ve posted on our website:
Gate 2 at old Yankee Stadium was demolished on March 31, 2010.Â Â On an overcast and cold day at 12:11 PM, four cables pulled down this historic landmark.Â Â It crashed to the ground with a loud thud and small cloud of dust.
The politicians and officials of the City of New York have repeated the mistakes of the past.Â Â Yankee Stadium joins the ranks of other great New York landmarks totally destroyed.Â Â Ebbets Field, the Polo Grounds, Penn Station, and now the “The House that Ruth Built”.Â Gone without a trace.Â Another icon of American history has been lost to future generations.Â Â But unlike the past, this time they acted with full knowledge of the history that would be lost.Â Â This time they “knew better,” were offered a viable alternative, but still proceeded with complete demolition anyway.Â Â This time there is no excuse.
A bit of good news that we became aware of last Friday is that the City/Parks Dept. has decided to salvage two of the decorative balconies from Gate 2 that were largely intact after the Gate was toppled.Â Â They have not yet determined if these balconies will be placed in the new Heritage Field (the park that will be built on the site of old Yankee Stadium) or elsewhere.
But those of us at the Save the Yankee Gate 2 Committee express our deepest gratitude to you for having supported us in this cause.Â All of your efforts encouraged us greatly during this past year.Â Â They are very much appreciated.
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