Friday, May 18, 2007

Really? Padres to host Nut-Free zone

The other day, I came across an article about a "nut-free" zone at some stadium in the midwest, and I explicitly remember my reaction: wtf.

Now, our Padres are joining in.

They had to find the right part of the park – an upper-level seating area above third base, where traffic would generally be heading in only one direction – and make sure everyone would be aware it is nut-free.

“We're going to staff it, sign it and work with concessionaires to make sure there are no peanuts at the concessions in the general area. We're putting a full-court press on for this one day. To do it for 81 games would be another story.”
Maybe for the day, we should change the song during the 7th inning stretch. "Buy me some peanuts and cracker jacks" could be changed to "buy me some nachos and garlic fries" maybe? I dunno, maybe I'd be a little less of an asshole if I had a peanut allergy or knew someone who did. The "Alliance for Nut-Allergic Children"? I would like a t-shirt, please.


catdirt said...

i support both the nut free zone and criticism of the nut free zone- it's just a great story!

Natalie said...

My little sister has a severe nut allergy. I made peanut butter cookies in the house once growing up, and even though she was in the next room she started getting hives and having a hard time breathing. So maybe it's not so bad of an idea...