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An MLB task force is in L.A. to assess Dodger Stadium security

Apr 15, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

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Earlier today I wondered what the Dodgers would do once the security theater on display at Dodger Stadium would run its course. Bill Shaikin reports that MLB is wondering too, and has sent a security task force to assess the situation. It’s a six-man crew led by MLB exec John McHale, Jr.  They’ll be on-site all weekend checking out how the Dodgers do business. They’ll “be the eyes and ears” for Bud Selig, who has been monitoring the situation closely, McHale says.

I’d have to guess that Major League Baseball would prefer it if good stadium security did not mean sending eleventy billion uniformed and sometimes mounted police officers to crawl the ballpark grounds like the Dodgers had the LAPD do last night.

  1. micker716 - Apr 15, 2011 at 3:09 PM

    If there is one thing Bud Selig is good at it’s monitoring situations closely.

  2. trevorb06 - Apr 15, 2011 at 3:17 PM

    So in 2-3 years we’ll hear that the assessment has started and a committee will be formed. In another 2-3 years we’ll hear the committee is working very hard to come to a conclusion. I think you all know where I’m going.

  3. Utley's Hair - Apr 15, 2011 at 3:58 PM

    Well, I, for one, am fully confident that MLB will not find a way to thoroughly eff up the situation.

  4. cur68 - Apr 15, 2011 at 5:11 PM

    Actually, they should at least get a breakdown of all the parks. Simple statistical analysis for fights in stands, fans tossed and trouble in parking lots vs. security force type, numbers and leadership would work. Then rank the parks for safety and publish it. That would force the park owners to work on the safety of their parks. The McCourts were allowed to get away with no overseer in security for months, even though lots of people were complaining about the problems there.

    • fatcatt - Apr 16, 2011 at 2:00 PM

      great idea..maybe it would carry over to football

  5. larry3656 - Apr 16, 2011 at 5:41 PM

    Makes me think of the definition of a camel… A horse designed by a committee!

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