Mr Met tweeted this earlier.
Now, we know how stupid the Mr Met vs Thor thing has become. I used to enjoy it then it got way overplayed. What I really want to focus on though is the fact this guy can go into Nats park like this and you can't bring in a laptop bag. Backpack rules.
So where does the shield fall into?Today, the Washington Nationals announced that beginning with the 2019 season backpacks may not be brought into Nationals Park, except as otherwise provided in the Nationals Bag Policy. The policy was revised in order to enhance ballpark safety. Exceptions may be made for backpack diaper bags or backpacks used for ADA/medical reasons. All purses, briefcases, drawstring bags, diaper bags and soft-sided coolers that do not exceed 16”x16”x8” will still be permitted. On the day of purchase, backpacks bought during games or events at Nationals Park will be tagged and permitted for that day only.
“The safety of our fans, staff and players at Nationals Park is always a top priority. We are constantly assessing our procedures in an effort to make our ballpark safer,” said Scott Fear, Washington Nationals Vice President of Public Safety and Security. “We understand the implementation of these procedures will take some time for our fans to get used to, but our organization is dedicated to making Nationals Park the safest environment possible for everyone in attendance.”Does guy running around with rigid plastic props cause more or less damage then someone coming from work with a laptop or camera backpack? More fracking security theater..Oh wait.. I think I heard there a lockers now outside the park where you can store your bags.
From the Washington Post.
Read more here.
Hypothetical scenario. If some shady character decided he wanted to rent some Binboxes with his friends and put bags with maybe some sort of combustable items in it and they were to explode when folks were lining up to get into the ball park, how does that help?