Almost immediately after the gates opened at Angel Stadium and the general public started filing in, angry fans had made their statements about the disputed call by home-plate umpire Doug Eddings that led to the Angels’ 2-1 loss to the White Sox in Game 2 of the ALCS.
A man in the field level seats above the Angels dugout held up a sign that read, ?Angels 1, Umpires 1,? and displayed it proudly — for about 30 seconds.
As soon as people began to recognize the sign and comment on it, a security guard came by and took the sign away from the guy.
?They don?t allow signs in the stadium,? said Jerry, the security guard who wouldn?t give his last name. ?It?s just policy. What the sign said had nothing at all to do with it.?
When asked if he agreed with the sentiments on the placard, Jerry said, ?I?m gonna have to give you a ?No comment? on that one.?
Jerry said Angel Stadium doesn?t allow signs because they block the view of other fans and that?s really all there is to it.
He said the guy with the sign had the option of retrieving it after the game if he so chose, but the guy declined, saying, ?It?s just a sign.?
When asked if he expected to have to be called into action to curtail unruly fan activity once Eddings took the field, Jerry said, ?No comment again.?
Before I left, Jerry asked me who I was writing for. I said, ?I?m sorry. I can?t comment on that.?
— Doug Miller/MLB.com