It is July 5th 2019. The Mets have enacted a backpack ban at Citi Field citing safety and to move the entry lines quicker.
Read more here.Why backpacks? Can't a purse have just as many pockets to search, so why are you allowing that style bag?
Now here is my question. The lines that are going to be outside of Citi Field tonight are going to be ridiculous for this Jerry Seinfeld bobble head. If the Mets are really worried about security and getting folks inside the stadium faster how do these giveaways work? Are the Mets/MLB worried about someone bringing in weapons into he ballpark? Are they worried about a bad guy doing something bad to outside of the stadium while fans are lined up? If that's the case, is the backpack ban just ridiculous? How do you create a safer environment outside of the park. Are we as fans supposed to feel safe out on line because of this ban?
Side note- I am really, really curious to see how the Mets handle this crowd tonight lining up for the Seinfeld bobble. The Mets usually just have the bobble head giveaways on Saturday/Sunday. This Friday thing is going to be interesting. No early entry for the Season Ticket holders. A really hot day. And I can just imagine the lines being worse then the Noah Syndergaard first Thor Bobblehead. Yikes.