There's a whole to-do today over angry Yankee fans leaving last night's game thinking that it would be called, only to be denied re-entry when they tried to go back to the Stadium. New Stadium Insider and Was Watching are some of the blogs talking about it.
Some of the security guards and the people with the "How May I Help You" signs told fans they thought the game would be canceled. So fans left, before there was an official announcement.
I have some thoughts on this because I was at the game last night, and, as I wrote earlier, it was a pretty miserable evening. I myself asked a security guard if he thought the game would be played. He gave me an honest opinion and told me, "No," saying that it was raining worse than the day before, when that game was cancelled.
But, unlike these angry fans, I didn't leave. Why? Because I was waiting to hear if there was going to be an official announcement. And I knew that if I left before the game was called, and then tried to come back in, that I would have been denied re-entry, just as these fans were.
The Yanks are in a no-win situation, though. If they had called the game after two hours of fans standing around in the rain, fans would have been furious, and some would have demanded their money back for food, parking, etc.
The best thing the Yanks could have done was have called the game in the first place - it was a miserable night from start to finish - but then some fans would have complained about that as well.
I have had a lot to gripe about regarding Yankeeland this year, but I can't blame them for the fans not waiting to hear an official announcement before leaving. They should know better.
Then again, maybe I should blame the Yanks for the fact that the game went on so late, that I didn't get home until 3:15 a.m. The front office should know that the Staten Island ferry only runs once an hour at that time of night. Waaaaahhh! Unfair!
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