Rockies Affiliate No Longer Selling Peanuts or Cracker Jacks

Baseball games are going to change for the Rockies Double A Minor League team dubbed The Hartford Yardgoats.

Per a press release from the team

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Peanuts and Cracker Jack, immortalized in song as indispensable snacks at a baseball game, are no longer available at a minor league ballpark in Connecticut.

The Double-A Hartford Yard Goats announced Thursday they will no longer sell shelled peanuts and Cracker Jack, which contains peanuts, at Dunkin' Donuts Park to make the venue safer for people with nut allergies.

The Colorado Rockies affiliate says while many ballparks and sports venues have peanut-free sections and peanut-free games, the Yard Goats are the first to stop selling the snacks entirely.

The idea to go peanut-free arose after a series of meetings with concerned parents of young fans with nut allergies.

Yard Goats President Tim Restall says more than 200 food items are still available at the park.

Essentially that changes the way we all view the American pastime. I mean we literally have a song that says "buy me some peanuts and cracker jacks" we sing at every 7th inning stretch. Now what are we supposed to say? Buy me some hummus and gluten free snacks? That doesn't have the same ring to it. Buy me some ice cream in baseball themed hats? Someone is probably allergic to dairy. Hmmm, this is going to take a lot of thought to resolve.

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