Yankees fans stuck in long security lines before AL Wild Card Game

The New York Yankees earned home-field advantage in Tuesday night’s AL Wild Card Game against the Houston Astros, but long security lines prevented many fans from seeing player introductions.

ESPN did its best to use different camera angles to avoid showing how few people were in their seats during introductions, but judging by the noise level, it was clear that Yankee Stadium was not at capacity. More fans began to make their presence felt by the time Masahiro Tanaka threw his first pitch of the game, which resulted in ESPN finally showing more shots of the crowd as the top of the inning unfolded.

FanSided got a great shot of what the stadium looked like during player introductions.

And judging by all the action on social media, it’s clear that long security lines were to blame. Check out this video of the madness.

Some other photos have surfaced as well.

These fans deserved better, especially given the amount of money they shelled out for tickets.

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