Anti-Terrorism Stupidity at Yankee Stadium
They're confiscating sunscreen at Yankee Stadium:
The team contends that sunscreen has long been on the list of stadium contraband, but there is no mention of it on the Yankee Web site.
Four weeks ago, Stadium officials decided that sunscreen of all sizes and varieties would not be permitted, a security supervisor told The Post before last night's game.
"There have been a lot of complaints," he said. "We tell them to apply once and then throw it out."
For fans who bring babies or young children to cheer on the home team, the guard had suggested they "beg" to take the sunblock in.
Seeing the giant bag full of confiscated sunscreen Saturday, one steaming Yankee fan asked whether he could take one of the tubes and apply it before heading into the park.
"Absolutely not," the guard told him. "What if you get a rash? You might sue the Yankees."
Next, I suppose, is confiscating liquids at pools.
We've collectively lost our minds.
This story has a happy ending, though. A day after The New York Post published this story, Yankee Stadium reversed its ban. Now, if only the Post had that same effect on airport security.
Posted on July 24, 2008 at 6:50 AM • 46 Comments