Just random thoughts...
If the guy had left off the quip about the song and simply said he had to go to the restroom and left it at that, I doubt there would have been any problems. Unless of course someone believes that in all the time the Yankees have been doing this (since the 9/11 attacks, since that's what this is a memorial and rememberance time for) that no one has ever had to go to the restroom during the song of course. So there's more to the story than what we're being told.
But it would be boring to leave it at that, so....
Why is this guy so special that his rights are more important than the rights of everyone else's around him along with his rights being more important than the rights of the owner of the establishment? I mean if he's got the right to disturb people during this time of remembrance, don't those same people have the right to have that time of remembrance without distraction or interruption? The owner says they can and do, so why does this guy's rights override everyone else's?
As to it "having no meaning", that's horse pucky to say it nicely.
People talk to the God of their choice every single day of their lives. Does that make each conversation meaningless? When you think of the 9/11 attacks, is that meaningless to you? How about for those who live in New York? Think it's meaningless to them each time they think of the attacks? Not to mention that this guy says he didn't know the rule, which means it's the first game he's been to since the attacks. How many others were doing and experiencing this for the first time (meaning it had meaning)? Yankee tickets aren't cheap.
So yes, it certainly has meaning.
The biggest thing for me is that the guy has chosen to sue now. This far after the fact. And while he didn't know about the rule, he certainly knows the rule now and what that rule represents. For those that didn't read the article:
The Yankees started playing the iconic tune during the seventh inning in the wake of the 9-11 terrorist attacks in 2001, a national horror that affected many New Yorkers in even greater fashion. The team added the rule by mid-October of that year, after some fans complained that others were failing to observe the moment with peace and quiet.
So this guy is giving a big middle finger to all those that died and all those who's lives were affected by the terrorist attacks of 9/11 by suing over it at this point, and I flat don't see how anyone can agree with this guy. If he doesn't like the rule, fine, no biggie, that's his right to disagree with it. Send a letter, boycott the Yankees, go to Mets games instead, watch on TV, or whatever else, but his rights do not override everyone else's rights. His self-entitled attitude is sickening.
If he wanted to make headlines, he should have taken out a full page ad in all the papers and apologized for taking away the rights of those who were disrupted by his poor behavior.
Yes doctor, I am sick.
Sick of those who are spineless.
Sick of those who feel self-entitled.
Sick of those who are hypocrites.
Yes doctor, an army is forming.
Yes doctor, there will be a war.
Yes doctor, there will be blood.....