News

MLB plans to beef-up ballpark security

MLB plans to beef-up ballpark security

BASEBALL SECURITY: Major League Baseball has told its 30 teams they must implement security screening for fans by 2015, either with hand-held metal detection or walk-through magnetometers. Photo: Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Entering a big league ballpark will be a bit like going through an airport by 2015.

Major League Baseball has told its 30 teams they must implement security screening for fans by then, either with hand-held metal detection or walk-through magnetometers.

MLB spokesman Michael Teevan says “This procedure, which results from MLB’s continuing work with the Department of Homeland Security to standardize security practices across the game, will be in addition to bag checks.”

The Seattle Mariners announced Tuesday that fans entering Safeco Field will have to walk through metal detectors starting with this year’s opener.

Recent Headlines

in National, World

Plane with first coffins of MH17 victims leaves Ukraine

Fresh
mh17

A Dutch air force plane carrying the first 16 coffins with the remains of victims of the downed Malaysian airliner is on its way to the Netherlands.

in Sports

Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Fresh
tampabay

A look at the sports news making headlines today, Wednesday, July 23.

in Sports

LeBron apologizes to neighbors, sends cupcakes

Fresh
lebronjames

The basketball star sent cupcakes to his neighbors to apologize for the ruckus caused by the announcement of his homecoming earlier this month.

in Sports

Seven ex-NFL players appeal concussion settlement

Fresh
nfl

Seven retired players are appealing a settlement between the league and former players stemming from a lawsuit over concussions.

in Sports

Hernandez murder trial to start in January

Fresh
hernandez

Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez will be tried in January for the murder of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd last summer.