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iPads banned from Yankee Stadium

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 May 2010 23:17 User comments (25)

iPads banned from Yankee Stadium Yankee Stadium, home of the defending World Series champions, has just added the Apple iPad to its prohibited device list, which already included all laptops.
Team officials say it is nothing personal to the iPad, but bunches the tablet in with all laptops.

The ban is a "security-and-safety" issue, they add.

When asked, Major League Baseball said iPad bans are a team-by-team decision, and the New York Mets and the Seattle Mariners have already announced the device is allowed in their respective stadiums.

In April, the iPad was banned in Israel due to wireless standards irregularities, but the ban was subsequently lifted.

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125.5.2010 0:45

I used to hate the Yankees, seeing how they embody whats wrong with the sport of baseball. Now I say they aren't so bad.
If it is a bad experience going to a live game and having to listen to the guy next to me be a fanboy of their local team no matter how ignorant their arguement, imagine that fanboy x10 explain how their ipad is better than life the entire game. Sheer punishment.

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225.5.2010 3:12

Yeah...they need to remove all the fanboys from the stadium...starting with the ones who wear all those ugly Yankee's uniforms, yet don't even play.

I have to say this is perplexing...not everyone drinks...and there is no way you can get through a baseball game sober without a laptop, or at least something like the iPad...so you can watch real entertainment while they play their silly little game.

325.5.2010 8:31

Ipads would not be needed if the damn game was shorter >>

Quote:
Simplifying baseball

Strikes are a point(opposing team)

A base is a point, retuning to home 10 points

Home run 20 points


Every 15 minutes the teams change position.

A game would last an hour and a half at most,it would make it less like nascar and more like basketball/football.....

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425.5.2010 12:22

Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
Ipads would not be needed if the damn game was sorter >>

Quote:
Simplifying baseball

Strikes are a point(opposing team)

A base is a point, retuning to home 10 points

Home run 20 points


Every 15 minutes the teams change position.

A game would last an hour and a half at most,it would make it less like nascar and more like basketball/football.....

lol nice joke

525.5.2010 13:22

good for them.are these people there to watch a game or play with themselves?

625.5.2010 13:52

Originally posted by Josherrr:
Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
Ipads would not be needed if the damn game was sorter >>

Quote:
Simplifying baseball

Strikes are a point(opposing team)

A base is a point, retuning to home 10 points

Home run 20 points


Every 15 minutes the teams change position.

A game would last an hour and a half at most,it would make it less like nascar and more like basketball/football.....

lol nice joke
Its not a joke its modernizing a long and boring sport.

Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Lets renegotiate them.

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725.5.2010 18:37

All baseball haters aside, this brings up an interesting point.
I think most iPad buyers thought they'd be able to take them everywhere, like a phone, but instead they are being treated like a notebook computer. This could become a big issue. Where is the line drawn? A smartphone is ok but a dumb notebook is not? Is it "size of screen" or "type of net connection" that matters?

Right now there is only one "pad" but eventually there will be lots of different ones. Is the iPad excluded but others are ok? What criteria is used for not allowing them.

The new EVO phone has a 4.3" screen and full network connectivity. Is it allowed?

These are good questions that will become more and more important in the months and years to come.


825.5.2010 19:17

hey zippy,its only boring to some.try watching a long cricket game.lol

925.5.2010 19:29

Originally posted by aldan:
hey zippy,its only boring to some.try watching a long cricket game.lol
We can fix that, golf is great leave it alone...as long as there is booze....anyway I'd rather not watch football in the snow trying to ignore the loud and crazy fans than to to not watch anything baseball in the summer......


Besides if you make it a proper point system you would have to rely more on team play and less on drug stars.

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1025.5.2010 20:05

Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
Originally posted by aldan:
hey zippy,its only boring to some.try watching a long cricket game.lol
We can fix that, golf is great leave it alone...as long as there is booze....anyway I'd rather not watch football in the snow trying to ignore the loud and crazy fans than to to not watch anything baseball in the summer......


Besides if you make it a proper point system you would have to rely more on team play and less on drug stars.
Sheeya, everybody knows whether you are a Yankees fan or not that their salary cap, is rigged to include only the best players for the Yankees, and not give jack shit to the rest of the MLB. Why do you think they have won more World Series back to back than most teams? It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out! Besides, a ban for the iPad is good, since we wouldn't want any cheating going on, do we? My 2 cents. [end of rant]

1126.5.2010 0:00

"Right now there is only one "pad" but eventually there will be lots of different ones. Is the iPad excluded but others are ok? What criteria is used for not allowing them."

Actually, there are others, it was not even the first...it is just that the others are faster and more capable...and a little bit larger. Oh, and they probably fall under the laptop ban too.

Qualifications of a laptop to the Yankees:
1.) Keyboard has nothing to do with it, as Droid is allowed and iPad is not.
2.) Screen size has nothing to do with it, as kindle is allowed.
3.) Network has nothing to do with it, as android devices are allowed, as well as iPaq-style mini-tablets with no call capabilities.
4.) OS is not considered, as the iPad uses iPhone OS, and iPhones are allowed.
5.) Processor, ram, and storage are not considered, as the HTC incredible is allowed, but the iPad is not.
6.) HD Video cameras are allowed, 8MP still cams are also allowed...not that the iPad has a camera.

The only thing I can think is that they must have some maximum size for a color screen; probably to keep people from watching other, more interesting sports when their idiot friends drag them to the game.

BTW...I would pay to watch blernsball (the fictional evolution of BaseBall from Futurama)...and I would pass out before I was drunk enough to be interested in baseball.

1226.5.2010 6:17

they should have woman baseball then if you play with yourself instead of watching the game(watching the hot chick on the bench instead maybe???) you've got a good excuse.As for baseball its not very popular in australia.


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1326.5.2010 14:16

Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
Ipads would not be needed if the damn game was shorter >>

Quote:
Simplifying baseball

Strikes are a point(opposing team)

A base is a point, retuning to home 10 points

Home run 20 points


Every 15 minutes the teams change position.

A game would last an hour and a half at most,it would make it less like nascar and more like basketball/football.....

My thoughts exactly that's why I don't like April which is when baseball starts up and they put bogus plays in the top ten plays for sports center.

1426.5.2010 22:22

Originally posted by KillerBug:
BTW...I would pay to watch blernsball (the fictional evolution of BaseBall from Futurama)...and I would pass out before I was drunk enough to be interested in baseball.

I know, right! Or this

I guess my point was no matter what sporting event I've been to I've always sat next to the guy that thinks he knows all the stars, their stats, team stats, strategy and talking about it passionately like he really believe's he's intelligent---all while everyone around is looking for knitting needles to stab out their eardrums to keep from listening.
Replace "sports team fanboy" with "apple fanboy" and you'll truly understand my horror.

1527.5.2010 2:06

by the way zippy,doesnt matter how many points you assign to what move the game still lasts 9 innings.ive looked at soccer like that too.how the hell can you play a whole game and have the score sit a 0-0 or 1-0.lol.

1627.5.2010 3:00

Originally posted by aldan:
by the way zippy,doesnt matter how many points you assign to what move the game still lasts 9 innings.ive looked at soccer like that too.how the hell can you play a whole game and have the score sit a 0-0 or 1-0.lol.
In baseball you hit the ball and if you get it into the crowd or out of the stadium you've got a homerun.in soccer no matter how hard you kick the ball or how much spin you put on it theres still a goal keeper and some of them goal keepers are really quick.

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1727.5.2010 6:22

Still...a 0-0 game is incredibly long and hard to watch (even if you are drunk). They should make the goals bigger, or make a rule that only midgets can play the goalie position...or something. We have a lot of old, tiresome sports that need facelifts bad.


Originally posted by xboxdvl2:
they should have woman baseball then if you play with yourself instead of watching the game(watching the hot chick on the bench instead maybe???) you've got a good excuse.As for baseball its not very popular in australia.
Ugghh...have you seen the "female" basketball players? Only science can identify them as women.

1829.5.2010 8:50

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Still...a 0-0 game is incredibly long and hard to watch (even if you are drunk). They should make the goals bigger, or make a rule that only midgets can play the goalie position...or something. We have a lot of old, tiresome sports that need facelifts bad.


Originally posted by xboxdvl2:
they should have woman baseball then if you play with yourself instead of watching the game(watching the hot chick on the bench instead maybe???) you've got a good excuse.As for baseball its not very popular in australia.
Ugghh...have you seen the "female" basketball players? Only science can identify them as women.
Ive seen female body builders and i dont fancy chicks with veins popping out their breasts.havn't really seen much womans basketball but i can imagine there just as bad as the female body builders.

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1929.5.2010 10:49

Originally posted by aldan:
by the way zippy,doesnt matter how many points you assign to what move the game still lasts 9 innings.ive looked at soccer like that too.how the hell can you play a whole game and have the score sit a 0-0 or 1-0.lol.
No you get rid of the inning system, you have points and team rotation every 15-20 minetes and the game ends in 1-2 hours no more no less.


The world loves soccer(the real football FYI) so I dare not change it any :P

Female sports are odd so meh instead of looking at it as a freak show look at it as a game...where the women get prettier by closing time. *snickers*
Originally posted by TBandit:
Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
Ipads would not be needed if the damn game was shorter >>

Quote:
Simplifying baseball

Strikes are a point(opposing team)

A base is a point, retuning to home 10 points

Home run 20 points


Every 15 minutes the teams change position.

A game would last an hour and a half at most,it would make it less like nascar and more like basketball/football.....

My thoughts exactly that's why I don't like April which is when baseball starts up and they put bogus plays in the top ten plays for sports center.
Ya its just in bad need of modernization its not strong enough to sustain itself off of ture fans and public drunks , it needs to win up in less than 2 hours. From researching BB a bit and drooling over Cross game anime it seems to me points for strikes,bases,home runs,running all the bases every 15-20 minutes each side gets 2 sets each a coin toss to start and after each had their turn a coin toss to start the last 2.

You can also add in minus's for bunts, to many balls(every 3 you get 1 point loss),hitting the batter(5 point loss) fouls(minus one foul every 10 fouls).

Keep the game in the ditches and make it about skill over stamina and wow it would be amazing to watch.

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201.6.2010 0:34

Originally posted by aldan:
hey zippy,its only boring to some.try watching a long cricket game.lol
Yeah, a test match of cricket can last 5 days depending... and there can be 5 of those matches in a series! e.g. Australia vs. England. But people tend to cruise in and out of watching the game during the day, just leaving it in the background. Anyway, on top of that there are officially different versions of cricket, like Zippy's rules, which are much shorter, like 20/20 and one day matches.

In regards to the comments about soccer, I often wonder if the fans of this sport, which is more fun to play yourself, just get really frustrated at the low scoring or the seemingly arbitrary nature of a anticlimactic penalty shoot-out after a long hard no-score game. No wonder the players keel over at the slightest touch. Such a situation with such a non-contact game makes them more prone to violence than any other sport. I'm completely behind the idea of changing it's rules so there is more scoring. Sure the highs would not be as high but the lows would not be as low either.

International Rugby, which I love, changes it's rules often to make the game more interesting... and everybody is friendly, even the fans, because a team can acquit itself quite well during a game even if they lose. (Plenty of biffo and blood during the game though.)

Oh... the United States Rugby team is not a bad side either and getting better. I was impressed the last time I saw them play. Here the US pits itself against the rest of the world on a regular basis... it's like Grid Iron (American football) with a blood bin and less long breaks so more happens. (Last time I watched a Rose Bowl match I kept thinking it was the end of the game haha. They'd stop the game, the players would go off the field, lots of singing and dancing and carrying on, after about 5 mins the players would line up and go for it for about ten secs before stopping again...)
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211.6.2010 0:34

Hit the send button twice sorry.

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221.6.2010 5:35

"the United States Rugby team is not a bad side either and getting better."

WTF? The US has a Rugby team? Really?

231.6.2010 17:30

Originally posted by KillerBug:
"the United States Rugby team is not a bad side either and getting better."

WTF? The US has a Rugby team? Really?
Absolutely... they've improved a lot too over the years. Pretty sure they got through the first round of the last World Cup. I'm not being generous, they were crap in the previous one... I seen it wid me own eyes. Credit where credits due. Actually, I hope they do really well in the next one, then we'd see the popularity of heaven's game skyrocket. (You can pick your jaw off the floor now. :D )

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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242.6.2010 17:54

to all you soccer fans,i was just joking about the lack of scoring making it boring,although this is the north american perception of the game.people here are used to american football.its hard for us to watch a sport for the skills involved rather than the scores.come to think of it its a lot like baseball in a way.good god i may have said too much here.lol.

252.6.2010 20:09

Originally posted by aldan:
to all you soccer fans,i was just joking about the lack of scoring making it boring,although this is the north american perception of the game.people here are used to american football.its hard for us to watch a sport for the skills involved rather than the scores.come to think of it its a lot like baseball in a way.good god i may have said too much here.lol.
Thats why base ball fans are more scary than any other 0-o

Its like a mix of golf, fishing and nascar all rolled up into one monstrosity!!!!!
(I like golf more BTW)
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