Camden Yards beefed up security for the Orioles' return to the playoffs, as is customary. In Baltimore's case, they've retained the services of Maryland State Police, who line the field, sit in the dugouts, that sort of thing. But two troopers, stationed in the Yankees' dugout, make the rookie mistake of asking for autographs—and even worse, asking for them while the game was going on.
In the top of the ninth inning of the Yankees' 7-2 win in Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Orioles at Camden Yards, the troopers asked Nick Swisher and Derek Jeter for autographs in the dugout.
"Swish was livid,'' said a person who witnessed the stupid request.
Asked if that ever happened before, Jeter said, "What do you think?"
Flabbergasting, and not just because there are probably 10 Yankees whose autographs you'd rather get than Swisher's. Meh, file this whole thing under "act like you've been there before."