Thursday, August 28, 2008

Fans not allowed to leave seats during singing of 'God Bless America'

During the 7th-inning singing of ‘God Bless America’, a Yankees fan decided to use the bathroom during the little break. That is when he was confronted by one of New York’s “finest” and told he wasn’t allowed to leave during the religious/patriotic song. When the fan told the officer he didn’t care about ‘God Bless America’ and just needed to use the bathroom, two officers pinned both of his arms behind his back and ejected him from the stadium. What’s this country coming to where we are forced by public officers to remain seated for a religious tune at a baseball game? Of course, the police are making up their own story once the legal representatives were called in.

Here is the story and the video:

LINK: Fan Ejected From Yankee Stadium For Bathroom Break


Tommy said...

I don't understand why the NYPD would need to be involved at all. The police should not be there to enforce the regulations of the stadium. That should be in the hands of the stadium ushers and security.

Quantum_Flux said...

Please tell the McCain/Palin Campaign (preferrably politely) why teaching creationism in our public schools around America is superstitious and is not in our nation's best interests. These are the feelers McCain has out there, the way in which Americans can have a voice and be heard by his campaign:

Contact his campaign directly here:

Or go to his blogs and leave a polite message about the subject matter wherever appropriate:

Remember, McCain does a lot of things right and is a great heroic war veteran who genuinely puts his country first, but Creationism is one key area where he is completely wrong and could potentially create a major setback for American students and businesses. We can't let America fall behind foriegn countries in the departments of Science and Technology because of his superstitious beliefs.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, Quantum, but I just about despise McSame because of his policies which mirror his hero. I'll have nothing to do with his campaign.

As for the fan being kicked out, sounds like they (the police) were the usual repug type. "If ya don't like our country, leave it!" Pathetic. I gotta agree with Tommy though, what the hell was the police handling crowd control in a stadium?

Joe said...

Actually, in almost every ballpark I've been in the regular police are there, even if its only a couple of them.
I blogged on this very issue in May of last year and I see the Yankees still haven't gotten the clue. Maybe a visit from the ACLU will get Stienbrenner's attention.