God Bless… [poke] America

Interesting article in today\’s news about a man who is suing the Yankees for being tossed during the singing of God Bless America. It\’s a typical he said/he said, but what caught my eye was this quote: It [singing of God Bless America] was discontinued in some cities the following seasons [after 2001] but remained a fixture at Yankees games, at which security personnel and ushers use chains to block off some exits while it\’s played.






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    Update on this story:
    A baseball fan who says he was kicked out of a Yankees game because he left his seat during “God Bless America” has settled a lawsuit against New York City and the team.

    The city did not admit liability and will give Bradford Campeau-Laurion of Queens about $10,000. It will also pay $12,000 in fees to the New York Civil Liberties Union.

    A Yankees spokeswoman says the team will pay nothing and change no policies. The team says in settlement papers that fans at its new stadium are allowed to move freely during the song.

    Ushers at the old stadium sometimes blocked exits with chains during the song. But the team said they were instructed to let through anyone with an emergency.

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