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MLB teams eye tighter security at ballparks

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The Boston Marathon bombings could affect your next visit to Turner Field, and it's all intended to keep fans safe at MLB ballparks across the country.

Security at Turner Field has already been ratcheted up, and it could get even tighter. Stadium operations officials from all 30 MLB teams are meeting in New York on Thursday to talk about possible changes. The meeting comes in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, but was actually planned before the terror attack.

One of the things they'll look at is establishing a uniform size limit on bags brought into the ballpark. Right now, the Braves will accept a normal school backpack -- 16x16x8. Teams are thinking about cutting that down to about the size of a laptop carry bag.

One Braves fan brought his 9-year-old son to the first game at Turner Field after the bombings. He welcomes any changes the league makes to keep the fans safe.

"We're going to be checked. That's what it's all about. Be patient, and just wait your turn. Have your bags ready and be ready to go," said the Braves fan.

Braves officials told FOX 5 that security checks all bags, regardless of size, at every game.

To view a complete list of items currently allowed into Turner Field, click here!

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