A Houston Astros fan successfully blagged his way into a World Series game by dressing up as a Dodgers security guard – using an old NASA ID badge and a set of headphones as props.
Paul Beckman, who lives in Los Angeles, wore a blue suit and tie to the October 25 Game 2 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium.
While in the stadium, he snuck into a suite and watched part of the game with YouTube sensation Dude Perfect, sat in seats that would have cost thousands of dollars and thanked police officers who let him walk in without a ticket.
Regrettably, Beckman left before the game was over, missing the historic extra innings which saw the Houston Astros beat the Dodgers 7-6.
Paul Beckman, who lives in Los Angeles, wore a blue suit and tie to the October 25 Game 2 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium. While in the stadium, he snuck into a suite, sat in seats that would have cost thousands of dollars and thanked police officers who let him in
Beckman filmed a clip with YouTube star Dude Perfect, who threw a ceremonial first pitch for the game
But the 24-Hour Fitness salesman and tutor from Houston made the most of his time inside the stadium by trying to access as many areas as possible.
While he doesn’t reveal exactly how he got into the stadium, Beckman filmed his entire preparation before the game as well has his time in the stands and uploaded clips to Snapchat.
The video starts with him putting on a blue suit, saying that someone had just told him he looked like he should be ‘in the Kingsman’.
He then goes shopping for an earpiece, hoping to find one similar to ones that actual security guards were at events.
When the earpiece proved to be too expensive – $29.99 – he opts to instead use an old pair of headphones he found in his work’s lost and found.
For a ‘badge’, Beckman uses an old ID for a job he had a NASA and turned it around, so no one could immediately tell it wasn’t real.
His nerves flare as he looks for a parking spot, but then he reveals that the operator manning the lot let him park for free, letting him skip out on a $50 charge.
The video cuts as he walks through the parking lot, and suddenly viewers see him inside the stadium, watching the game from the second level.
But the 24-Hour Fitness salesman and tutor from Houston made the most of his time inside the stadium by trying to access as many areas as possible. He says he used an old NASA ID to get into the game
At one point, Beckman spent some time in the suites area, which he says he got into by simply walking through a door
While in the club suites, Beckman drank free beer and ate snacks provided to the fans in the area
He manages to walk right into a suite, where he drank free beers and watched the game with YouTube star Dude Perfect, who threw a ceremonial first pitch for the game.
‘Once you’re in, you can go anywhere, like this fun suite. And there’s an open bar,’ he tells followers on Snapchat.
Beckman claims he got into the suite simply by walking through a door.
After a few innings, Beckman makes his way down to the stadium’s first level, where he finds a seat behind home plate, surrounded by Dodgers fans.
It appears however, that Beckman didn’t stay for the entire game – which ended with historic extra innings that saw Houston beat the Astros.
As Beckman leaves the stadium, the classic Take Me Out to the Ballgame can be heard, which is played in most stadiums during the seventh inning stretch.
Beckman’s video ends with him speaking in front of a TV, showing the game in the tenth inning.
‘If you don’t see me snapchat ever again, it’s ’cause I died, because all of my luck is literally gone,’ he says as he ends the video.
After meeting Dude Perfect (left), Beckman took a seat at the other end of the suite. While he doesn’t reveal exactly how he got into the stadium, Beckman filmed his entire preparation before the game as well has his time in the stands and uploaded clips to Snapchat
The October 25 game was sold out, but resale tickets were selling online for thousands of dollars
Beckman eventually uploaded his adventure to YouTube, where it has thousands of views.
Meanwhile, the Houston Astros celebrated their first World Series title in franchise history with a downtown parade and rally on Friday, with hundreds of thousands of Texas baseball fans in attendance.
The Astros captured their first championship in their 56th season by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers in seven games in the 2017 World Series.
Officials estimated more than 500,000 people watched the parade on a humid 86-degrees Fahrenheit day that came just over two months since Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on the city.
Fans started showing up before dawn on the parade route and school was canceled so students and their families could turn out.
They watched the parade from high rise buildings and parking garages, cheering their heroes who passed by on fire engines.