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Posted on: Mon, 06/25/2001 - 11:54am
blackmoss's picture
Joined: 12/26/2000 - 09:00

Not to get off topic, but it's not really...
I don't really care for the "blow out" type games. Another "blow out" tonight. I like REAL games. Win or Lose. Games that are worth staying until the last inning. (Within reason of course) I say that is because my sister and I and my grandparents were at the game on July 4, 1985 that ran until 3:55am (on the 5th)with 19 innings and 6 hours and 10 minutes of actual playing time not to mention the 2 rain delays. That was a Braves-Mets game as well, but the one, alas, the Mets did win. But I do much prefer the close games anyday.

Posted on: Fri, 06/29/2001 - 2:10pm
Dawn's picture
Joined: 02/22/1999 - 09:00

Has anyone had any luck at Fenway Park in Boston? My husband will be taking our pa 3 year old there and I am a nervous wreck!

Posted on: Sat, 06/30/2001 - 12:53am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I'm Jackson's Mom:
I like you was very fearful at the thought of taking my son to the baseball park, but knew that the occasion would arise sooner or later. What young boy doesn't go to a major leage game? After reading you board, I contacted the Cincinnati Reds (We live in Indianapolis). I was overwhelmed with happiness when the Director of Standard Operations e-mailed and then called me the same day I wrote. He was the nicet man! Even though he said that they do not have peanut free zones, he told me that when we show up to the stadium to ask for him and he will personally give us a "roving pass" allowing us to move to any seat in the stadium. If we end up sitting next to people eating peanuts, we can move. He said that he will explain this to the ushers and wanted to learn more about the peanut allergy. He said that they may take this into consideration when building a new stadium. He also thought all major leage teams should get on board with this. I was fine with the idea of the "roving pass". He also explained that there is certified emergency room physicians and EMTs should anything happen. His name is Declan Mullin and I was very very impressed with him!!! My advice is to contact your major leage team, and ask for the same "pass". It's not getting special treatment, just a safety assurance that allows you to move to wherever you are most comfortable. I thought this was a fair solution. He even said that There is a zone that they powerwash in the morning in a special area we could sit where no peanuts would be if our son was highly sensitive. I really can't say enough good things about my experience in dealing with the REDS. I hope they get a lot of good publicity from this and influence other teams to follow suit.

Posted on: Mon, 07/02/2001 - 12:51pm
Dawn's picture
Joined: 02/22/1999 - 09:00

I like the idea of a roving pass! I will call Fenway tomorrow and will hopefully catch a sympathetic ear! Thanks for the suggestion. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Mon, 07/02/2001 - 9:37pm
jh5000's picture
Joined: 03/02/2000 - 09:00

Jackson's Mom-
Wow...how encouraging! I live near Cincinnati and have been wanting to take my daughter to a Red's game...I'm curious about the area that they powerwash - why is that done, and why is it just one section?
Since they are getting ready to build a new stadium, maybe now's the time to lobby further for a peanut-free zone - could fall right into step with the idea of being a "state-of-the-art" stadium. But the roving pass is certainly a step in the right direction.
Thanks for the info!

Posted on: Mon, 07/09/2001 - 11:28am
mknb's picture
Joined: 01/30/2001 - 09:00

We just went to an Angels game. We bought family tickets and proceeded to our seats. The girl sitting next to us must have had a 5 pound bag of peanuts tucked in her purse!!!! We never even sat down. I suggested to my husband that we should sit in the handicapped section, he went to the ticket office and there was no problem. They even brought us chairs so we could all sit together ( handicapped seat 2 per area).

Posted on: Sat, 07/14/2001 - 12:14pm
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I received another e-mail from Mr. Mullin at the Cincinnati Reds. He received another call from a PA parent and said that he had a new idea. He said that he has secured an open air booth for children with PA and to let him know when we are coming to the ballpark so we can sit there. He also thanked me for opening his eyes to the subject. My fears are gone and now I can look forward to taking my son to a baseball game in Cincinnati without worrying about him having a reaction from all of the peanuts around him. I am sure other teams can make the same accommodation. I am writing him a note of thanks. He is a super nice man!!!

Posted on: Thu, 07/19/2001 - 4:02am
Kathy Spencer's picture
Joined: 08/17/2000 - 09:00

While on a grown-ups only vacation (my PA son stayed back home),I went to my first ball game last week at Wrigley Field to watch the Cubs beat the White Sox -- the whole experience was magical. I loved it.
However, I was covered in peanut dust. People all around me were eating peanuts, and when they opened the bags, the particles flew in the air. I had a new woven purse and shoes that I am going to give to a friend rather than bring in my house again, and I washed the clothing that my husband and I were wearing in my mom's washer. My husband thinks I'm paranoid, but my comfort level is pretty low considering how close my son has come to dying. The adjectives hypervigilant and fretful certainly describe me! I don't know if I could ever bring my son into a baseball field, even with good precautions and assistance from management. But I applaud the folks who are willing to accommodate PA baseball fans.

Posted on: Mon, 07/23/2001 - 6:58am
Gennie's picture
Joined: 12/21/2000 - 09:00

I agree with everything that you have said and done. My PA son just does not come to My sixteen year old twins baseball games anymore. It is just too awful. my "friends" just won't quit eating peanuts around my seventeen year old son with the allergy. One of the prominent peanut eaters pet my dog. I gave him a bath just as soon as I could. You are no different from me if that makes you feel any better! Gennie

Posted on: Wed, 06/05/2002 - 8:13pm
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

A friend of mine heard on a radio station here in Indianapolis that a regulation was passed that required all sporting arenas and stadiums to provide a peanut free zone. I am trying to find out more information and left a message for the station to call me back. Has anyone else heard anything on this?



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