“Well this is terrifying. During Monday night’s Astros-Orioles game at Minute Maid park, a fan reached for a foul ball, and in doing so revealed a concealed firearm tucked into his waistband. Here’s a still photo (above) via Andrew Joseph of the Arizona Republic.” That’s cbssports.com hyperventilating over the sight of a pistol on a hip. In Texas. Yes, Major League Baseball’s policy is to prohibit the practice of Second Amendment rights in all of its stadia, no matter how firearm-friendly the locale. But wait! Don’t parks now feature airport-style metal detectors at all fan entrances to enforce the embargo? . . .
Obviously the video raises concerns about MLB’s security protocols. MLB ramped up security this year and had all 30 clubs install metal detectors this season, yet here’s a fan carrying a gun.
How could this be?!
CBS Sports’ uber-macho scribe Mike Axisa exhaled tremblingly when he read the good news from the Astros’ tweet.
Phew, that’s much better.
Hope Mike’s OK. You can almost hear his knuckles cracking as his hand unclenches from its death-grip around his pearls. Wonder if Minute Maid Park has a fainting couch in the press box. [h/t AB]