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The Phillies added security for Bryce Harper at Citizens Bank Park last night

May 22, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

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Submitted without comment:

A Post reader who requested to be identified by only his first name, Lester, attended last night’s game and noticed an extra security guard standing in front of Section 303 in right field, but only when the Nationals were in the field. He notified Dan Steinberg. This morning, the Phillies confirmed to The Post they had indeed increased personnel.

“We did take precautionary measures and added additional security in the right field area for last night’s game,” Phillies Vice President of Communications Bonnie Clark said in an e-mail. “We cannot discuss other details of the security enhancement. I am pleased to say there were no incidents during last night’s game.”

(Link via Crossing Broad)

  1. The Dangerous Mabry - May 22, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    Better to bring in extra security when it’s not needed, than to end up shorthanded in case of an incident. Nice job, CBP.

  2. illcomm - May 22, 2012 at 4:34 PM

    AND……? this happens a lot. what’s the big deal.

  3. mdpickles - May 22, 2012 at 4:36 PM

    They need to put extra security in Left Field so nobody tries anything with John Mayberry, Jr. Guy has a hole in his swing.

  4. stlouis1baseball - May 22, 2012 at 4:38 PM

    “Submitted without comment.” Hahaha! That is easily the best thing you ever “said” on the subject.
    Well done Craig.

  5. vallewho - May 22, 2012 at 4:44 PM

    It’s nice that the Phillies recognize that they have some real !@$%^&*^* for fans.

    • dennisund - May 22, 2012 at 6:17 PM

      It’s nicer that they recognize that Harper prodded Phillies fans before ever playing a game there. Also, nice ironic post.

      • jyoung1891 - May 22, 2012 at 6:50 PM

        Yeah. He should have never jumped in front of Hamels’ pitch.

      • biasedhomer - May 22, 2012 at 7:09 PM

        Since the fans told Hamels to listen, and he takes signs from the fans.

      • biasedhomer - May 22, 2012 at 7:10 PM

        Since the fans told Hamels to hit him, and he takes signs from the fans.

      • dennisund - May 22, 2012 at 7:42 PM

        jyoung1891, that’s what you’re going with? That the fans caused Hamels to throw at Harper? *meditates for humanity*

  6. sgtr0c - May 22, 2012 at 4:59 PM

    Well, nothing happened last night, so good for the fans, teams, players. But that extra security guard was hired the second Harper said his battery quote prior to the game. It is not Harper’s fault or anything, but he is a public figure. Although, if something did happen, it would help him, the Nat’s, for whatever they are trying to accomplish this season, with the whole natitude stuff. It just seems that they are trying to force a rivalry, I am just used to when it happens naturally.

    • natstowngreg - May 22, 2012 at 5:29 PM

      Agreed. A rivalry requires two teams being competitive, not a slogan. Last season, the Nats became competitive with the Phillies, and have continued that thus far this season. Similarly, the much-hyped Battle of the Beltways with the Orioles became meaningful this season because both teams are playing well.

      • sgtr0c - May 22, 2012 at 5:42 PM

        Lack of head to head will only go so far there, but yeah, that’s the kinda rivalry I was talking about. I hope the end of the season has the Nats going head to head with the Phils, then this rivalry would take off and be real good! But that is a lot of wishful thinking in May….

  7. craigisaloser - May 22, 2012 at 5:26 PM

    Poor Craig…you must of had the shakes posting this article without making one of your typical Philly hater comments.

    • natstowngreg - May 22, 2012 at 5:30 PM

      Whoa, nifty handle. Make that up yourself?

      • craigisaloser - May 22, 2012 at 5:36 PM

        Why yes I did. Sorry it cant be as cool as your well thought log-in.

      • hgulkkcaj - May 22, 2012 at 5:45 PM

        The question here is: If Craig is, indeed, a loser; and you still read and comment on his work every day; then…?

      • craigisaloser - May 22, 2012 at 5:56 PM

        What the hell are you getting at hgukkcaj????? My name is Craigis Aloser. They don’t allow capital letters for the user name. Geeezzz pull you head out buddy.

  8. jimw81 - May 22, 2012 at 5:32 PM

    They had no choice to add security because Harper started all this by opening his mouth.

    • 18thstreet - May 23, 2012 at 12:07 PM

      Yes, by stating the absolutely preposterous belief that an opposing player might have batteries thrown at him by Philadelphia fans. Can you imagine, inventing such a scenario? It’s never, ever happened. And it’s certainly never been encouraged by the Philadelphia media.

      Opposing players are welcomed as liberators.

  9. sillyv6 - May 22, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    Philadelphia fans in general are a lower form of civilization.

    • dennisund - May 22, 2012 at 6:20 PM

      This is the kind of generalizing comment made by those of a higher form of civilization?

      • sillyv6 - Jul 12, 2012 at 2:35 PM

        Yes, now you are learning.

  10. CJ - May 22, 2012 at 7:44 PM

    In an unrelated note, Craig has been hospitalized and had to get his tongue surgically reattached. Doctors indicate he had bit it severely for some reason but have yet to determine why.

  11. hisgirlgotburrelled - May 22, 2012 at 9:01 PM

    I heard they were armed with fishing nets to catch all the batteries and snow balls (and if you ask Joe Maddon, apparently we throw mustard packets, too).

    A little late, but, Craig, to answer your comment from another post that said ‘fans inexplicably booed Harper,’ he literally asked to be booed. There really weren’t that many boos, though. Sounded like fans who knew of his comments fulfilled his request.

  12. nolanwiffle - May 23, 2012 at 8:10 AM

    In the first game of the series a cup of beer hit the warning track in right just as Harper was securing a flyball about 40 feet away.

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