There's shrimp kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo, pan fried, deep fried, stir fried. There's pineapple shrimp and lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp in potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich.
Why am I wasting a reference to Bubba Benjamin Buford Blue on nuts when there's shrimp a plenty in Louisiana? Because I was thinking of all the kinds of nuts there are in the world and at the SuperDome. I'm extremely creative right before lunch.
Thanks to Amanda Rykoff for the photo. That's me and Rebecca Glass and her boy who covers (as in writes about) the Trenton Thunder. It's mid-rain delay and my many peanuts have hit the table. Later, around inning 2, Rebecca will blame the presence of the Red Sox peanuts for the fact that the Yankees are then losing to the Phillies. I assure her the Red Sox peanuts are the worst peanuts in baseball. Later, when we pull ahead, it's clear that I am right. As you can imagine, we discovered the Yankees peanuts (Bazzini!) to be the best peanuts in baseball. Full disclosure, this statement may only be true if you exclude those damn delicious fleur de sel Blue Jays peanuts from contention. Just reporting the facts. More photos on loan from Amanda to come. Go Yankees!
Blue Jays peanuts so salty and delicious, especially with Alexander Keith ipa, especially when you have no idea your website is down, especially when phototext messages eat up your battery yet don't go through
Yes it would have been helpful if I'd mentioned this 6-day calendar earlier in the season. Better late than never? The Blue Jays have a Peanut/ Nut Reduced Zone during six games in 2009. They're cleaning up their Executive Lounge (80 person capacity) for the exclusive use of "families who live with peanut/nut and other severe allergies."
Tickets are $45 per person (tax included). You can bring some approved snacks into the suite, or you can buy specially selected food and drinks. As you can imagine, peanut and nut-based snacks will not be permitted into the Executive Lounge.
Want in? Contact:
Blue Jays Peanut-Free Section Games:
Sunday, April 19 1:07 vs Oakland Athletics
Sunday, May 17 1:07 vs Chicago White Sox
Thursday, June 4 12:37 vs Los Angeles Angels
Saturday, July 18 1:07 vs Boston Red Sox Saturday, August 8 1:07 vs Baltimore Orioles
Saturday, September 5 1:07 vs New York Yankees
I don't really have much more to say about how much I love Bazzini peanuts, especially at a sunny game with a shandy, so I'll let you enjoy this picture and consider your own love of the pod or the enclosed edible seed of the Arachis hypogaea plant.
I have not been to a game in so long I barely remember how it's played. Weeks. It's been so long I'm actually craving a hot dog.
Look how lovely is the dog in the picture. I made that, not the fancy container or the onions or the sauerkraut, but the mustard. Well, I applied the mustard.
The Rangers are in town next week. I was supposed to be going Tuesday and Thursday. Now it seems I'm going Thursday only. Day Game! I think we have 6 or 8 tickets between all of us. Maybe that's a good time for my next Peanut Competition (Here are the Results of a previous competition). Always good to have many hands and mouths when you're comparing salty snacks. I'm going to work on that.
Speaking of the Peanut-Allergic...June 17th, July 3rd, August 12th and September 11th, 2009, are Peanut-Free game days with the Twins. Thankfully (for those of us who absolutely must have peanuts) Peanut-Free is limited to Skyboxes in Right Field. Call the Twins for details; their ticket people are friendly: 612-33-TWINS.
I can't believe how many papers picked up this AP story: Don't buy me peanuts and Cracker Jack: NJ park offers peanut-free section for allergic fans.
I mean, it's interesting but you'd think this was something new. It's not. The Twins and their minor league affiliates have been doing it for years. Plus, in Camden (the Riversharks are part of the indy Atlantic League) the Peanut-Free "section" is a mere 25-person suite (#319) that they converted into a hermetically sealed bubble you must enter through a tunnel only to be opened thirty minutes before the first pitch, and fifteen minutes after the last out. I'm kidding. It's cool. Go Riversharks!