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Old 02-13-2019, 04:17 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Do you think anything with peanuts should be banned at ballparks (by owners) because some people are allergic to them or should peanut allergic people just not go to ballparks?

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"This season, the Class AA affiliate (in Hartford, Connecticut) of the Colorado Rockies is becoming what's believed to be the one of the first professional sports venue to go completely – and permanently –peanut-free. Peanuts are one of the most common and deadliest allergies in the U.S, especially among children, like seven-year-old Henry Blakesley of Wrentham, Massachusetts."

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Old 02-13-2019, 05:32 AM
 
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I do feel bad for people with these allergies but what did these people do 20 - 30 yrs ago when ballparks also served hot roasted peanuts - you got bags of nuts on the airplane - you visit a bar and they'd have a dish of Spanish peanuts to eat while having your beer?

I'm sick of accommodating those that are a small minority. My kids have allergies - we never expected others to change anything they did to accommodate them.
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Old 02-13-2019, 07:34 AM
 
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It's the central theme of life in America over the past few decades.
Our neighbor has a severe peanut allergy and is constantly amazed that schools and other venues are announcing they are peanut free. The neighbor claims it is not societies job to monitor their peanut allergy, it is their job to monitor their own issues.
They claim they would not trust a school or other venue's claims of being peanut free. Accidents happen and public places that make such claims are only giving a false sense of security that the establishment is safe and they can let their guard down.
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Old 02-13-2019, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County
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It's only a matter of time before peanuts are banned world wide.
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Old 02-13-2019, 08:56 AM
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Do you think anything with peanuts should be banned at ballparks (by owners) because some people are allergic to them or should peanut allergic people just not go to ballparks?

Want to nip this nonsense in the bud? The solution is simple and within our power.

Don't buy tickets to the ballpark. Let those with the peanut allergies do that.

I guarantee they'll go back to selling those peanuts and Crackerjacks.
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Old 02-13-2019, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Do you think anything with peanuts should be banned at ballparks (by owners) because some people are allergic to them or should peanut allergic people just not go to ballparks?
My first thought was that this some sort of liberal PC thing because they think the crackerjack name is somehow racist.


But if it's a peanut allergy thing I have no problem with it. I'll eat something else.
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Old 02-13-2019, 09:56 AM
 
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Wow. What a hill to plant ya'lls flags on.


It's not like there isn't anything left to eat. The dang owners are allowed to sell whatever snacks they want, and make whatever business decisions they want.


But some of you act like this somehow infringes on your rights as Americans. I'm rolling my eyes here.
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Old 02-13-2019, 10:02 AM
 
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That's like banning popcorn at movie theaters.

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Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out with the crowd;
Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack,
I don't care if I never get back.
Let me root, root, root for the home team,
If they don't win, it's a shame.
For it's one, two, three strikes, you're out,
At the old ball game.
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Old 02-13-2019, 10:28 AM
 
Location: 912 feet above sea level
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My first thought was that this some sort of liberal PC thing because they think the crackerjack name is somehow racist.

But if it's a peanut allergy thing I have no problem with it. I'll eat something else.
It comes as no surprise that you thought that. Such is the boogeyman that you see lurking behind every bush.
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Old 02-13-2019, 10:29 AM
 
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The owners can do whatever they want. I don't care one way or another. Peanuts are a tradition, but they can introduce something else and make it a new tradition at their ballpark if they want.

As far as the general population, I have lost patience with being expected to cater to everyone. I'm not unsympathetic to the allergy, but the demanded accommodations have gone too far. It causes problems for me too. Diabetes runs in my family. It's difficult to find easily portable, diabetic friendly snacks. I get annoyed by being told to eat goldfish or pretzels instead of nuts when those foods are unhealthy for those with blood sugar issues.
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