Apparently there is a rule in place at Yankee stadium that during the national anthem and "God Bless America" you are not allowed to leave your seat to go to the bathroom. If you do you will be forcibly removed from the stadium. Now, Yankee stadium is privately owned and when you purchase and use your ticket you agree to a whole host of regulations that I'm sure you know nothing about (see my post on never talking to the cops) and can easily get you ejected. But with baseballs rapidly declining popularity I really doubt this will help bolster that nostalgic feeling for anything other than being a child and having to do the pee pee dance while your parent talks to an old friend they just happened to run into while en route to the restroom.
Now Yakee stadium is being sued by NYCLU, though it seems like the only case they have is to argue that the use of uniformed officers, even if off duty, takes this case back into an issue of a state prohibiting free speech - or the freedom to not engage in speech you disagree with when your bladder is pounding at your door.
The Rational Moderate