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Opening day at the ballpark is finally here in most of us would agree you can't have baseball without peanuts and cracker Jackson says so right there in the song.
But now a growing number of Major League Baseball parks are offering peanut free zones for fans of allergies.
Citi Field which is home to the eighty people who go to what's the New York Mets.
We're I'm hitting it and hell reserved one -- entirely scrubbed of peanuts and peanut shells for at least.
One game later this season one game both of its peanut free event reportedly sold out last year over here we go.
Remember we're talking about New York Mets here.
Several other cities including Chicago and DC are following suit folks with -- -- caught a godsend but others are still little baffled.
One Mets season ticket holder says that losing peanuts quote.
Would be like losing a member of my -- back.
Arthur has clearly inserted his -- -- I believe -- unspoken.
Public relations consultant -- I tell -- with a sees the president of communications.
Firm emerald partners.
Imitates something if this -- -- season ticket holder for the Mets he's got more to worry about than peanuts -- that's so true that.
No it's it's it's theoretical I mean you know buying me some tofu and bean -- -- Yes I mean it's -- here -- the numbers you consider the numbers there are three million people who unfortunately.
Are afflicted with the allergies for -- -- can be horrible it can be horrible three million people that's -- of 1% of the population.
Many less presumably of that number are baseball fans many less than that go to baseball stadiums meanwhile there is 73.
Who attend baseball games.
So you're kowtowing to a very tiny minority it's a slippery slope and it's a bad idea.
I've heard the argument made.
There aren't that many people were confined to wheelchairs but we make accommodations people -- wheelchairs because of course we do -- And to continue the argument people who are allergic to peanuts he didn't get him on their fingers in some cases to make them high given their -- can kill them.
It's terrible now that's right and and I like the Mets did if you wanna devote a sweet to it.
For several games OK that's fine you wanna -- in the match couldn't Mets can do anything they want to get people to come to that stadium.
For the Yankees to do it to devote a section for peanut free attendance.
That is a real slippery slope because then I'm allergic to hot dogs and allergic to beer whatever.
Plus the fact that the newest sponsor at Yankee Stadium this year.
Golden birds peanut chews him -- the delicious little candy yes you could you imagine missed -- golden -- now.
Hearing this and I mean it's the dumbest decision the Yankees have made since they traded Jay Buhner for Ken felt -- The Yankees are doing this to him now we have a whole section yes there -- that are doing it because it's a trend in the peanut the anti peanut lobby.
Who is very very radical.
And very forceful and nobody can find out it's a mysterious lobby.
Nobody can get under the under the skin so to speak and to find out who the anti peanut -- is because they're hidden.
Yeah will you wait and about Acme Packet out.
That's the that's nuts yeah.
I've got that CNN news reports it's this is this is we've we've ventured into -- -- we should not travel exactly.
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