New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Canó must be relieved: Lady Gaga has not been banned from Yankee Stadium. Following the Yankees’ loss last Friday to cross-town rival, the Mets, Gaga (a self-professed Yankees fan) managed to talk her way past security and enter the Yankees’ clubhouse, according to ESPN.com. The pop star then reportedly met with some players, including Canó, while wearing a half-buttoned Yankees jersey and a bikini bottom. Also, Gaga reportedly drank whiskey in the clubhouse and fondled her chest.
Though the New York Post reported that Gaga was subsequently banned from the clubhouse by Yankees co-chairman Hal Steinbrenner, team general manager Brian Cashman refutes that claim. “She’s not banned,” Cashman told ESPN.com on Sunday afternoon. “Celebrities aren’t banned. If Michael Jordan showed up here, he would have access (to the clubhouse), but not after a loss. There is just a time and place. It is not her fault.” Canó added: “She can sing, I’ll tell you that.”
This wasn’t the only recent collision between America’s national pastime and the pop idol. Gaga was spotted on June 10 at a New York Mets-San Diego Padres game, where she reportedly gave the middle finger to visiting Mets fans. In response, the Mets have created a promotion for Wednesday’s game called “Go Gaga for Wright” in an effort to get Mets third baseman David Wright elected to the National League All-Star team. The first 20,000 fans will receive a blue foam hand with its index finger extended — “the best finger” according to the promotion’s commercial. The hand will also contain the words “Make Wright #1.”