So, I went to that Mets game last week. They had the usual bag searchers at every gate, and also metal detector guys. The checked every bag, and ran the metal detector over every person.
The bag check consisted of the guy literally unsnapping one of the buckles, snapping it back, and then handing me the bag. He made no bones about the fact that he wasn't actually checking any bags.
The metal detector was hilarious. I set off the detector, so the guy had to manually sweep me with the wand. Said wand went off like five times! Loudly. At both front pockets, my breast pocket, my waist, etc... He quite literally ignored all of the alarms, having done his duty of uselessly sweeping me, and told me to go on in.
I understand it's just security theater, but even the theater portion of it is starting to break down.