Peanuts And baseball

My family recently attended a NY met game at citified. My youngest daughter age 9 has a severe peanut allergy. We were very nervous throughout the game due to the large amount of people eating peanuts. Peanut shells were every where throughout the ball park. We needed to move our seat a few times due to people eating peanuts next to us. I even had to carry my daughter out of her seat to the bathroom to avoid her walking in peanut shells. I wiped down her seat and wouldn't let her touch the railing. Still it was very difficult to enjoy the game while we were worried about her allergy I know the ball field has 1 day a year they designate as peanut free, but it really limits going to the ball game the rest of the year. My question is how do you stay safe at professional baseball games? Also with the growing number of food allergies, especially peanuts which are air borne are major league baseball teams taking any steps to accommodate people with allergies. Perhaps a peanut free section at the ball park would be a start. I would like to know others thoughts and experience with baseball games. I would hate to take going to baseball game away from her. Thank you

By Saralinda on Sat, 07-12-14, 00:12

I am a PA adult. My reactions have always been limited to vomiting and some swelling of the mouth. Recently I attended a MLB game where everyone around us was eating peanuts and just letting the shells fall where they may. Luckily I did not have a reaction, but it got me to thinking, where do people get the idea that throwing peanut shells or drink cups or whatever trash and litter they produce is ok? The litter was unbelievable! Littering is wrong. Littering potentially lethal substances (eg peanut shells) is criminal. Unfortunately, I don't see this changing any time soon. Thank you for letting me rant.

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By Mrsdocrse on Thu, 06-19-14, 23:09

The Red Sox have 4-5 peanut friendly games a year. They tai a whole section and make it peanut free. I understand the section is right in front of the medical station. The tickets are really popular. My son is too scared to go still I know someone who went and said it was great. They also have a suite that they use ..... We have been to a Minor league game.. The ball park is smaller and not so crowded with people or peanuts. The tickets are cheaper and you can sit away from people.

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By SamSam0027 on Tue, 06-17-14, 22:44

The Kansas City Royals designated a peanut free suite (although its only available once a month). That would be a cool idea to promote throughout the MLB.
http://www.peanutallergy.com/videos/peanut-allergy/baseball-team-creates-peanut-free-suite-for-fans-video

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By DeepDiveAdmin on Wed, 06-18-14, 22:42
AND they're in first place - can they make the playoffs for the first time in almost 30 years??

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