Apple iPad is out at the plate at Yankee Stadium

Apple iPad is out at the plate at Yankee Stadium
If you own an Apple iPad and were thinking about bringing it with you on your next trip to Yankee Stadium, better leave your tablet safe at home. It seems that the Bronx Bombers have a rule that prevents lap tops from being brought into the ballpark and that apparently covers Apple's iPad. The rule was designed to protect the fans. Besides having a very good baseball scorebook program, an iPad could help keep you up-to-date on that critical doubleheader between the Orioles and K.C. and if you coughed up the $15 for Major League Baseball's AtBat app, you can watch a replay of that triple play you missed while you were on line (as opposed to being online) grabbing some beer for your friends. Because the horrific nature of 9/11 is seared into the brains of most New Yorkers, one cannot entirely blame the Stadium security detail for worrying about all of the evil things that can happen with a lap top computer and 43,000 fans. Ironically, deep inside the bowels of Yankee Stadium, each player has a computer screen at his locker and the ballpark is considered one of the most technologically advanced in MLB. Each team gets to decide its own policy on bringing laptops into the stands. New York's other team, the Mets, are one of the teams that allows iPads and laptops inside the stadium. Other teams that agree with the Mets' policy include the Angels and the Mariners. Things surely were a lot easier when the old "House that Ruth built" opened its doors in 1923.

source: NYTimes

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6 Comments

1. scottmbolt unregistered

Who Cares. The Skank-ees makes me sick regardless of what they do.

5. jbroots3

Posts: 104; Member since: Jan 29, 2010

Phonearena should go get a writting degree, and then come back in a couple of years when they can write interesting articles.

6. sirjudson

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 18, 2010

... Maybe you need the "writting" degree.

2. testman22

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

If you need a computer to keep you occupied during a baseball game, then you shouldn't be going to the game in the first place

3. rishibawa

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 13, 2010

Agreed. And I don't even like baseball or sports in general. Just seems like a silly idea

4. ickyob

Posts: 24; Member since: Mar 19, 2010

That's the problem, baseball is super boring, can't blame people for wanting to bring their iPads or computers to entertain them as the sit and regret wasting money on the tickets...

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