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  • A Swing and a Miss for the iPad at Yankee Stadium



    Forget unruly players and quarrelsome coaches. Apple's iPad is the only thing getting tossed out of the ball park these days. At least at Yankee Stadium, that is.

    Reports began surfacing in the last few days that Yankees fans are being asked to leave their iPads at home before taking in a game at the old ball park. Now that more than one fan has been turned away or asked to stow away their tablet, we know the reports are, indeed, factual. And the "restrictive" policy is reportedly rubbing no shortage of sports fans the the wrong way.

    So, what's the beef with the iPad, you ask? It turns out that the tablet is included in the general laptop ban from Yankee Stadium, a stringent security policy enacted and, apparently, heavily enforced at the billion-dollar ballpark in the Big Apple. Of course, Yankees fans are the only ones in New York who have to part with their iPads while taking in a ballgame. The New York Mets still allow fans to bring their iPads to Citi Field.

    And you thought the cross-town rivalry was bitter before!

    If the policy at Yankee Stadium, however, seems a little hypocritical, you would be right, especially since iPhones and iPods are allowed in the facility without issue. But stadium officials draw the line at iPads - a peculiar choice considering how much was spent installing a state of the art WiFi system. But at the end of the day, the iPad does, indeed, fall under the heading of “any other devices that may interfere with and/or distract any sports participant, other patron, audio or audio/visual telecast or recording of the game or any technology-related service.”

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: A Swing and a Miss for the iPad at Yankee Stadium started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 41 Comments
    1. mlauth's Avatar
      mlauth -
      rolls eyes
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      Go Yankees
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      The Big Apple doesn't like Apples

      lol
    1. Donald Trumps Hair's Avatar
      Donald Trumps Hair -
      Makes sense. I'd be annoyed if someone was playing with their iPad right next to me throughout the game.
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      Quote Originally Posted by Donald Trumps Hair View Post
      Makes sense. I'd be annoyed if someone was playing with their iPad right next to me throughout the game.
      but playing with their iphone would be fine?

      you can't just not pay attention to them and watch the game instead?
    1. bagek's Avatar
      bagek -
      Its stupid pointless articles like this one that made me stop coming to this site.....this is news? come on
    1. ClerkDante's Avatar
      ClerkDante -
      I'd think breaking out the MLB app at a ball game to check replays, stats and other games would be a huge conversation starter.
    1. clarky8's Avatar
      clarky8 -
      Love the quote "the big apple don't like apple" lol two of the most power hungry businesses. New York Yankees and apple
    1. sandstorm77's Avatar
      sandstorm77 -
      Another reason why i hate the Yankees! Go Red Sox!!!!!!!
    1. adp's Avatar
      adp -
      Quote Originally Posted by bagek View Post
      Its stupid pointless articles like this one that made me stop coming to this site.....this is news? come on
      Don't hate the game, hate the player (author in this case). It's always the same one.
    1. Luppin's Avatar
      Luppin -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rescuer View Post
      but playing with their iphone would be fine?

      you can't just not pay attention to them and watch the game instead?
      You do realize that the iPad is 10 inches wide right? That's a little bit more distracting that something that fits into your hand.
    1. adp's Avatar
      adp -
      If you take your iPad to a stadium you either:

      a) have no life and would pay money to sit down and use your iPad.
      b) can't get enough of your fanboy lifestyle and have the need to show it off in public mass
    1. bigdrdok's Avatar
      bigdrdok -
      Haters
    1. vedavis's Avatar
      vedavis -
      Quote Originally Posted by adp View Post
      If you take your iPad to a stadium you either:

      a) have no life and would pay money to sit down and use your iPad.
      b) can't get enough of your fanboy lifestyle and have the need to show it off in public mass
      +1
    1. buddyf's Avatar
      buddyf -
      ive been a member of this site for quite a while, i always read the forums but have never posted in them

      but i had to on this one....

      anyone thats brings an ipad to a live baseball game needs their head examined.why pay good money to see the game and bring a tablet so you can nerd it up aswell.....seriously lame

      Quote Originally Posted by ClerkDante View Post
      I'd think breaking out the MLB app at a ball game to check replays, stats and other games would be a huge conversation starter.
      hahha yeah...along the lines of "look at that ***hole over there with the ipad"
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      I don't blame em
      1. Y would u bring ur ipad to a game at Yankee Stadium?
      2. Who knows what it could really be? For all security knows it could be a bomb disguised as an ipad
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      Quote Originally Posted by Luppin View Post
      You do realize that the iPad is 10 inches wide right? That's a little bit more distracting that something that fits into your hand.
      LOL you are trying to lecture me on some peoples inability to keep their eyes forward at a ball game
    1. politicalslug's Avatar
      politicalslug -
      Seriously? What kind of a-hole feels the need to bring their iPad, or laptop (unless you're a journalist of some sort) to a baseball game?
    1. extremzocker's Avatar
      extremzocker -
      this is stupid
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      Quote Originally Posted by politicalslug View Post
      Seriously? What kind of a-hole feels the need to bring their iPad, or laptop (unless you're a journalist of some sort) to a baseball game?
      people who have work to do for their job and want to enjoy the game at the same time.

      people have their own reasons. why let it bother you? don't pay attention to them