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Maryland State Police investigating Yankees claims of autograph-seeking troopers

Oct 9, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

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Remember that story yesterday about how the Maryland state troopers assigned to the Yankees dugout at Camden Yards ruffled some feathers by asking Derek Jeter and Nick Swisher for autographs in the middle of the ninth inning?

Maryland State Police spokesperson Greg Shipley said they’re investigating the claims and have “reacted as if it did happen.”

What does that mean, exactly? Kevin Recter of the Baltimore Sun reports that “the MSP’s field operations bureau chief was at Monday night’s game to remind troopers of their duties and to oversee their actions.”

Shipley also said: “We expect the troopers to be there for the reason they are there, and to act professionally. We regret any inconvenience this has caused the Orioles.”

  1. elmaquino - Oct 9, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    Is this a story if it happens to ANY other team?

  2. deathmonkey41 - Oct 9, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    Hey, what inconvenience would it cause for the Orioles? They were asking the Yankees for autographs! Stupid Maryland people!

    • Tom Emanski - Oct 9, 2012 at 12:27 PM

      The Maryland State Police, like most everyone outside of New York, are all out of fucks to give about the Yankees.

      • mattyflex - Oct 9, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    • vallewho - Oct 9, 2012 at 2:21 PM

      Spoken like a true professional police officer…yeah, this inconvenienced the Orioles.

    • husky2score - Oct 9, 2012 at 2:41 PM

      Maryland people are better compared to whiny and obnoxious New Yorkers! I would pay anything to see Swisher PO’d about something small like this!

  3. jayscarpa - Oct 9, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    “We regret any inconvenience this has caused the Orioles.

    • natslady - Oct 9, 2012 at 1:25 PM

      One of the best zingers I have ever heard from a public service employee! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!

  4. indaburg - Oct 9, 2012 at 12:28 PM

    Maybe those troopers drank too much syrup?

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Oct 9, 2012 at 1:24 PM

      They were probably smokin’ the reefer.

  5. chill1184 - Oct 9, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    Love the Super Troopers picture

  6. mybrunoblog - Oct 9, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    I see a reassignment, letter of reprimand in their file and a careers worth of teasing/ball busting from their fellow troopers for this infraction. I understand how many people don’t think this is a big deal and in the grand scheme of things it isn’t.
    That said the men have embarrassed their agency and need to be held accountable.

    • brewcrewfan54 - Oct 9, 2012 at 2:32 PM

      Embarassed? Hardly. I’m sure to get the dugout job of a playoff game you have to have some time on the job. These guys shouldn’t have done it but the most they should get is a “hey guys, lets be a little smarter next time.”

  7. yankeesgameday - Oct 9, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    Why is this a big deal? Why couldn’t Swisher and Jeter laugh it off?

    • stlouis1baseball - Oct 9, 2012 at 1:44 PM

      Why is this a big deal? Why is it a big deal? They asked for an Autograph! During the game!
      I am outraged I tell ya’. Outraged. Think of the Children. They are our future.
      Teach them well and let them lead the way.
      I have never been more up in arms about anything in my life.
      They keep it up…and I will call the ACLU. Autographs! Autographs!
      They! Asked! For! Autographs!

      • nothanksimdriving123 - Oct 9, 2012 at 4:38 PM

        And somehow reached for comment in Syria, President Assad said he had been moments away from surrendering his dictatorship when he heard about the Maryland Trooper autograph scandal. “Forget it, this changes everything,” he said.

  8. cmb79 - Oct 9, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    Meow, the problem here is the guys in Super Troopers Vermont State Troopers. Not Maryland. Farva will punch-a-size the faces of you chicken-f’ers for this transgression. 😀

  9. papichulo55 - Oct 9, 2012 at 2:01 PM

    Some of you are not paying attention. Take a moment to Google ‘Soft Targets’. Like it or not, the NY brand is known around the world. ALL athletes have a right to expect a professional level of security. As fans, we should try to understand the security issues of ALL of our athletes.

    • brewcrewfan54 - Oct 9, 2012 at 2:35 PM

      If anything while they were asking for autographs they were doing a better job of securing both these guys just by being in the way. They were unprofessional, nobody is arguing that but quit overeacting.

  10. kevinbnyc - Oct 9, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    Liter is French for GIVE ME YOUR F******G AUTOGRAPH

  11. mrfloydpink - Oct 9, 2012 at 2:56 PM

    Yet more evidence that Derek Jeter is a whiny bitch.

    • stlouis1baseball - Oct 10, 2012 at 10:10 AM

      Finally! Something we can agree on Floyd.

  12. papichulo55 - Oct 9, 2012 at 2:57 PM

    It is not right for Jeter, Swisher or any athlete to be made fun of while they are expressing concerns about their safety. Who are we to say its an overreaction? We can study the stats, read the gossip columns, but we will never know their lives. We dont hear the threats. If these two level-headed athletes have a problem with these Troopers, then so do I.

  13. papichulo55 - Oct 9, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    1972 Olympics forever changed security at big-time sports events, like 9/11 changed air travel. And yes, sporting events, FYI, have been tied to politics since the original Olympics. Security at sporting events is not a joke. Thats why the Troopers were there, and thats why the players are justified in identifying the Fail.

  14. weaselpuppy - Oct 9, 2012 at 6:23 PM

    I don’t want a large Farva, I want my F*cking autograph!

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