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White Sox hotel near bomb scare site

5/2/2010

NEW YORK -- Staying near Times Square, Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen was up until 3 a.m. watching the news.

The failed bomb attack happened two blocks from his hotel. Later that morning, he was at Yankee Stadium, and a bit shaken.

"Things were kind of scary," Guillen said.

Police in the Bronx monitored the more than 45,000 fans attending the Sunday afternoon game between the Yankees and White Sox without adding to their typical force. Less than 12 hours earlier much of Times Square, teeming with thousands of midtown Manhattan tourists, was evacuated Saturday night when a smoking sport utility vehicle carrying a bomb was found on 45th street.

"Our usual precautions are sufficient," police spokesman Paul Browne said.

From Baltimore to Florida to Chicago and St. Louis, major league baseball teams playing afternoon games Sunday reported no change in security.

"We already have tight security measures. So, nothing in addition," Tigers president Dave Dombrowski wrote in an e-mail before Detroit hosted the Los Angeles Angels.

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