Major League Baseball finally gets its 2022 season underway today after a lockout over labor negotiations. And that means it's time for bobbleheads, souvenir cups and bags, along with a little controversy over those items.
In Philadelphia, the Phillies have a new list of things that fans cannot bring into the stadium, a list that includes backpacks, duffel bags, tote bags and most purses — only purses smaller than 8 inches in length, 5 inches in height and 1 inch in depth are allowed.
Fans can, however, carry items in a "convenience store plastic bag." Only thing is, as the website phillysportsnetwork.com points out, Philadelphia has a new plastic bag ban, which means that a standard retail plastic bag is hard to find.
Even more frustrating, the website points out at least two of the giveaway items planned for this season violate the Phillies' own ban. At the July 26 game, kids age 14 and younger will receive an MLB Network tote bag. And on Aug. 18, the Phillies will hand out a cooler bag to fans.