Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Price of Freedom

There were probably a number of Yankees fans who came home a little redder after attending this past weekend's Yankees games at the Stadium.

Sunblock falls under the category of containers not allowed in Yankee Stadium due to security measures stemming from 9/11. While you can understand the measure in concept, it doesn't really help the fans who sit in sweltering heat, boiling like a Maine lobster.

So while the UV index maxed out this past weekend, security filled garbage bags with confiscated tubes of sunblock. Don't worry though, you could purchased a 1 ounce tube of sunblock for a mere $5 inside the Stadium. Can you scream "RIP OFF"? Oh, and was only SPF 15.

According to the NY Post this brilliant exchange took place.

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."

While Major League baseball has been promoting skin cancer protection, but the Yankees have been promoting skin cancer itself. But have no fear Yankees fans, you can put away the Aloe Vera and bring out the Coppertone. The Yankees have decided to lift their silly little restriction on sunblock. As long as it's not larger than 3 ounces. You can't make this stuff up.

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