All the hubbub this week about an activist group paying to have a billboard put up to “protest” or influence the IronPigs baseball team to give bacon less hype. I have one question. “Do they not have anything better to do?”
Ok, yeah.. they got what they wanted. A response and a little publicity. The politics of trying to determine who/what people eat began after the first bite of apple and will only end when the sun runs low on fuel, expands and cooks the earth like an 8th inning hot dog.
The response that was sent out was clever, in a way. They are going to serve broccoli. Broccoli in bite form. Surrounded by cheese and bits of bacon then deep fried. I’ve had these before, not bad. I am kind of partial to the fried corn bites though…
I do like broccoli. I like salads. I like wheat bread an other purported health foods. I do. What I don’t do, is crave them at a ball game.
“Buy me some rice cakes and gluten free crudite?” Yeah, I don’t think so either. “Can you grab me some free range chicken and organic juice?” Nope.
The IronPigs have gone out of their way since day one to hit all spectrums of the food world at Coca Cola Park. There are a lot more healthy options available that don’t get much attention… because not many people want them! They want hot dogs. They want pierogies. They want nachos. They want a 2 foot long bacon dog.
Really, outside of the die hards, the full season ticket holders, you really can’t say someone is consuming all this junk foods all the time. Most full seasoners I know try to eat before or after the games. Combine convenience and cost and hey, they’re still doing alright.
There’s not a soul at Coca Cola Park that eats there every, single, game. Even if they did that’s only 72 days of the year. Ballpark food is not the problem.
Less bacon? More bacon? It’s not an issue and I will waste not one more word on the subject.
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