updated 12:45 pm EDT, Tue May 25, 2010
Cites 'security and safety' concerns
Officials at Yankee Stadium in New York City are now preventing people from carrying iPads into Yankees games, the Associated Press writes. The policy is an extension of one affecting notebooks, and MLB Advanced Media CEO Bob Bowman claims it was put in place to prevent people from becoming "distracted and getting hit in the face with a ball." Anecdotes suggest that it may still be possible to smuggle one in at personal risk.
The MLB adds that whether or not iPads are allowed into a stadium is a matter for individual teams. The Yankees therefore stand in contrast to some other teams, such as the Los Angeles Angels, the Seattle Mariners and notably New York's own Mets. Yankee Stadium is reportedly tech-friendly in most other respects, for example by equipping each player locker with its own computer display.