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February 1, 2012

Buy Me Some Peanut (Allergies) and Cracker Jack

Peanuts and Cracker Jack are a staple at baseball games.  Heck, there are even song lyrics written about the pair.

But, thanks to a Milwaukee sixth grader, those who suffer from peanut allergies won't cringe when they sing the words to "Take Me Out to the Ballgame".  According to the Brewers, student Mathew Trotier wrote a letter to team brass suggesting the creation of a legume-free area at Miller Park.

And, surprisingly, the Brewers are complying.

"Our goal is to make Miller Park accessible to as many fans as possible, including those with mild peanut allergies,” Rick Schlesinger, the team's Chief Operating Officer said.

So, on May 7 against the Cincinnati Reds, July 26 against the Washington Nationals and September 14 against the New York Mets, fans can purchase tickets to sit in peanut controlled bleacher seats.

Pretty cool really.

The downside...peanut allergy sufferers will be paying $38 a pop to watch crappy baseball!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why don't we change the lyrics to
"Buy me some HOT DOGS and Cracker Jack".

We sell more hot dogs than peanuts
at the ballpark,anyway.