Security was extra tight at Yankee Stadium last night as first lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden’s wife, Jill, attended the World Series opener between the Yankees and Phillies.
Snipers patrolled the roof behind the bleachers in right-centerfield. Helicopters hovered above the stadium before the game. Metal detectors were used to screen well-heeled fans entering the pricey Legends Suite Club and again outside seats on the first level of the stadium.
Regular fans were allowed in with the normal pat-down and check of purses and cell phones. The Secret Service wasn’t much of a secret – there was a visible presence on the field and in the stands and concourses.
Major League Baseball dedicated last night’s game to the charity Welcome Back Veterans.