BECAUSE REALLY - WHAT BETTER WAY TO CELEBRATE FREEDOM THAN TO RESTRAIN PEOPLE?
“The fans were telling us it was a disgrace that when the song was being sung people were not observing it with a moment of silence,” Trost said. Trost said Steinbrenner was presented with the fan complaints and agreed to a plan to restrict movement. By mid-October 2001, he said, the Yankees’ implemented a system using off-duty uniformed police officers, ushers, stadium security personnel and the aisle chains to restrict movement. The Yankees pay the city to use police officers as part of the security detail."