Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Damn Yankees!

Well, I'm sure I won't be the only blogger to use that title for this topic.

[source] According to the story, Yankee Stadium is banning sunscreen!

Are they worried that you are going to make a bomb with it? They say they are protecting you from terrorism. And don't fear, when you get inside, they WILL sell you a one-ounce bottle of it for $5.00!

Dr. Babar Rao, a specialist at the Skin and Cancer Center of New York, is quoted as saying, "This is especially bad for children, as their younger skin is particularly sensitive. Sunblock needs to be reapplied every two hours, even if you are not swimming in the ocean or pool."

(This NY Post story adds that they are now allowing you to bring in as much as 3 ounces of your own sunscreen.)


Ptelea said...

Wow - this is nuts. And since all sun screens are not created equal, I highly doubt that they are selling the right kind! Scratch "attend Yankees game" off list of things to do when in New York next ... not that it was ever on the list :)

DrDon said...

Yankees stadium is also no longer providing seats for patrons. There is a concern that the plastic seat may be broken off and used as a weapon. However, they will rent fabric gameday seats to attendees for only $50.

When are people just going to say "fuck sports" and stop letting these teams gouge them? Same people who bitch about spending $50 to fillup their gas tank will willing spend that much on beer at the stadium, plus tickets, plus hotdogs, etc., etc.

Blueberry said...

It's maddening. They've really got the fans by the balls.

{how's that for a pun?}

Blueberry said...

Update: Looks like they've lifted the ban. Now I wonder whose brilliant idea that one was in the first place? Whoever is in charge of squeezing your last penny out of you.