Good News, You Are Now Safe To Urinate During “God Bless America”
Total Pro Sports – Any doctor will tell you that you should not hold it in. It just isn’t good for you bladder. Well the New York Yankees would have had you thinking otherwise until recently. Thankfully, things have changed over the course of time and you are now free to head to the washrooms during the playing of “God Bless America.”
You may recall last year when a Red Sox fan was kicked out of Yankee Stadium during the seventh-inning stretch for leaving his seat as the patriotic song was playing. He has since sued the team and a settlement was reached in Manhattan federal court yesterday.
Signing off on the deal were the Yankees, the New York Civil Liberties Union, and Bradford Campeau-Laurion, the Queens resident who was ejected from the game by security. Campeau-Laurion will also receive $10,001 in a separate deal with the city of New York because he was kicked out by two uniformed cops, with one telling him to “get out of my country.”
I was always under the impression that the seventh-inning stretch was intended to give fans an added few minutes to hit up the washrooms. Don’t we pay enough respect to our countries prior to the game? I’m sure A-Rod would agree with that one. And besides, making fans hold it in will only entice more incidents like this one.