Ha. Ha. iPad banned from Yankees Stadium.

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  1. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    I'm humored by this, not because it's the iPad, but because it's the Yankees -- and they consider the iPad is a laptop even while TSA does not. Personally, I would not bring my iPad to a game, but hey, different strokes for different folks. I've been to a dozen ball games since OD and never seen an iPad once so probably minimal impact.

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  2. DougFNJ macrumors 65816

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    Unless I'm sitting in a luxury box.....that is definitely a device I would NOT want to bring to a game.....too many potential problems to look forward to....spilled soda, food, foul ball....etc

    They really should make mention of it though so people know not to bring it.
     
  3. topmounter macrumors 68020

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    When you walk into the stadium, hold it in one of those giant foam hands, they'll just think it's an iPhone :D
     
  4. DougFNJ macrumors 65816

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    Or better yet, download a foam hand app :p
     
  5. Chupa Chupa thread starter macrumors G5

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    Well, just as a PSA for our international viewers, if you go to Yankee Stadium w/ a foam hand and don't want to come under suspicion it should look like this:

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  6. dissdnt macrumors 65816

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    We brought an iPad in on Sunday the 16th. No problems. Sounds like bunk to me.
     
  7. r0k macrumors 68040

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    They just don't want you using an iPad as a giant mirror to blind the outfielders...
     
  8. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed, I wouldn't want to risk it either.
     
  9. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Did they notice the iPad when they checked your bags? I went to a yankees game last week, didn't know about the ban and had my iPad with me. (I had it because it just goes with me everywhere -- it's my iPod, book reader, and texting device, since I don't have a phone) Security said I couldn't bring it in. We then tucked the iPad into my friend's bigger bag, beneath a bunch of other stuff he had, and went in through a different gate, and successfully got in when the security people didn't see it.
     
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  11. iPad1iPad macrumors newbie

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    BFD! Every stadium makes their own rules and have their reasons. Maybe they are concerned that there will be fights (including attempted theft that can lead to more fights) and they don't want their security to have to deal with it? Drunk fans can do stupid things...and they may just want to avoid issues over something that isn't necessary for you to attend the game?

    Oh, and I can't bring more than 1 unopened water bottle into Angels Stadium but you don't see any media coverage of that! Funny, this is news because it is the Yankees and Apple iPad. If it were the Mariners and an HP netbook, no one would care (sarcasm added).
     
  12. steviem macrumors 68020

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    Mets? What losers.

    There is no decent AT&T reception at Yankee Stadium anyway, so no point in bringing an iPad. Perhaps the wi-fi people want to use it as a snack tray so they don't drop a precious $0.10 cents worth of french fries on the floor.

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  14. DougFNJ macrumors 65816

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    Losers that beat the Yankees this weekend ;)
     
  15. Chupa Chupa thread starter macrumors G5

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    Oh noes! Fights in Yankee Stadium! We can't have nones of thats. Ha. Fights are to Yankee Stadium like venereal diseases are to porn stars. If security wanted to prevent fights they wouldn't allow Red Sox fans to enter...or really any non-Yankees fan.

    BTW who are the Mariners? And what's this HP netbook you speak of?
     
  16. steviem macrumors 68020

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    I think the subway series is showing how 'times are a changing' ;)
     
  17. Plutonius macrumors 604

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    Do people actually spend money going to a Yankees game ?
     
  18. rworne macrumors 6502a

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    Isn't that like 1/2 a french fry? I haven't been keeping up with stadium prices lately.
     
  19. Chupa Chupa thread starter macrumors G5

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    Steinbrenner isn't letting them in for free, that is for sure. Yankee Stadium tix prices are insane.
     
  20. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    Go iPad 3G Elitist Club®!
     
  21. iPad1iPad macrumors newbie

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    My point exactly!
     
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    Never have I seen a more useless post. Well actually I take that back most of what you post is.
     
  23. xlii macrumors 68000

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    Dam Yankees. What a bunch of cheapmunks.

    (red sox fan)
     
  24. Galley macrumors 65816

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    MLB Advanced Media will soon release an update for the MLB.com At Bat iPad app that is designed to enhance the game-watching experience while in a stadium.
     
  25. mark34 macrumors 6502a

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    And by the way, airport security is definitely mixed, regardless of what TSA may officially say. About 40% of the time I have been asked to take it out after the scan. I find it easier to just take it out rather than have my bag pulled back and rescanned.
     

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