I got to the park early today and as I was walking in, one of the security guards at the press gate stopped me because I had a can of Red Bull sticking out of my bag.
“No cans,” he said.
I showed him my credential and said I wasn’t sitting in the stands. Beyond that, I’ve walked in with a bottle of Diet Coke or a can of Red Bull every game for two years.
“No cans,” junior Jack Bauer said.
A second security guard came over and said it was OK for me to go in. Then a third guy came over and sided with the first guy.
At this point, it was going to be the third inning by the time I got in the game. So I picked up the can, drank it and tossed it in the trash.
“We cool now?” I asked.
Then the head security guy came over and said it was OK.
Next time I’ll bury the can a little deeper in my bag.