Posted on: Fri, 07/21/2000 - 2:43am
Angela's picture
Joined: 10/04/1999 - 09:00

My PA son will be 5 in August & we would like to have his birthday for him & his friends at a minor league baseball game. Has anyone had any experience with attending baseball games and peanuts they have there? Any advise would be appreciated. I haven't decided if it is worth the risk but he loves baseball.

Posted on: Fri, 07/21/2000 - 3:53am
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Joined: 04/12/2002 - 09:00

Funny you should post this today. My boys are going to a game tonight. They have been several times and never had a problem. There is a thread on the site somewhere about baseball games that shares a lot of positive as well as some negative experiences. I'll let you know how it goes tonight!
You can find those other baseball posts by clicking on the search button and searching for baseball.
[This message has been edited by PattyR (edited July 21, 2000).]

Posted on: Fri, 07/21/2000 - 4:33am
rilira's picture
Joined: 11/11/1999 - 09:00

We went to a Padre game last weekend. The people around us had peanuts but did not throw their shells on the floor. My husband was given the tickets from work so we had great seats! Front row right across from first base. I felt good not being completely surrounded by peanut eating people. When it was time to leave I was astounded at the amount of peanut shells on the ground. I couldn't smell anything and it didn't seem to bother mt daughter at all. I did really check our shoes ( someone suggested that on another thread). We had a great time. We were kinda nervous but we have always loved baseball so we didn't want to miss it. If the people around us weren't so "tidy" I think I would have freaked out though.

Posted on: Fri, 07/21/2000 - 5:06am
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Joined: 03/08/2000 - 09:00

I have partial season tickets to Yankee games and people eat peanuts all around me. I haven't had a problem so far, but I watch the people around me like a hawk, making sure that I'm not coming in contact with the shells. I think if you are reasonably aware of your surroundings you should be fine, unless you are one of those people who react to the smell of peanuts.

Posted on: Fri, 07/21/2000 - 1:12pm
PattyR's picture
Joined: 04/12/2002 - 09:00

My boys had a great time at the game tonight with no problems with the peanuts. There were people in the next row eating peanuts but no problems for my PA son at all. I hope your experience is as good!

Posted on: Sat, 07/22/2000 - 1:57am
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Joined: 07/05/2000 - 09:00

We are going to a Chicago White Sox game next week. We have attended several local games and I have not been nervous as it is a small ballpark, we can exit quickly, and I know where the hospitals are. I was nervous going to Comiskey Stadium, then I read a post from someone here that they got seats close to the medic people and checked in with them ahead of time. We were not able to choose our seats, but I did talk to the ballpark medic station, found out where they are located, found out they have an ambulance at the ready and have epinepherine on board, they are 5 minutes from 2 hospitals, and that if my sons have a reaction, we can flag down any usher or their roving medic people who carry walkie-talkies and will get us help. We will also check in with the medic station when we arrive and let them know where we are seated. I will still be nervous the whole game, but feeling a lot better having an emergency plan mapped out.

Posted on: Sat, 07/22/2000 - 1:45pm
DebO's picture
Joined: 03/15/1999 - 09:00

Does anyone else remember that post from last year about the girl who went to a baseball game and her parents asked people around her to not eat peanuts, a drunk guy threw peanuts at her and she had an anaphylactic reaction? I think she went through 2 epipens at the park and then went to the hospital. I also think it was a Pittsburgh Pirates game - I will try to find the thread and post it here.
I just found the link - it was actually 3 epipens and more ......
[This message has been edited by DebO (edited July 22, 2000).]

Posted on: Sun, 07/23/2000 - 11:28pm
Kathryn's picture
Joined: 02/17/1999 - 09:00

Hi, we took in yesterday's Baltimore Orioles, Toronto Blue Jays game yesterday with much trepidation on my part but it worked out ok for Troy. He sat in the middle between my mother and my husband. I sat beside my mother. The people beside me and the people 2 seats away from my husband both ate bags of peanuts but Troy was not at all bothered. I was very worried for awhile because I could certainly smell the peanuts and I worried about aerosolized reactions but I waited and watched Troy and he was ok, oblivious to my worry! I think we were lucky that the people in the rows directly above him were not eating peanuts and therefore none were dropping on him. We have had to leave hockey games when people above him have had nuts. Some of you may wonder why we took the chance and went to this game? We don't go often but we want Troy to participate as much as possible in a wide variety of activities and we evaluated the risk as we went along and were prepared to leave if necessary. Take care.

Posted on: Mon, 07/24/2000 - 11:39pm
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Joined: 03/23/2000 - 09:00

We have gone to a couple of baseball games. They have been fine except for the last time where the wind was blowing like crazy. Well, all the peanut shells and skins of the peanuts were blowing around like crazy, too. We literally covered my son up with his jacket and sunglasses and literally told him not to breathe (kidding). Anyway, we left immediately because I imagine if a peanut shell or skin flies into his mouth or his eye or gets on his food and he eats it, that would be really like ingesting a peanut. Well, we will not be going to anymore ball games unless we know it's not windy (which is very unpredictible). My son was fine, but I think I was so protective that he didn't have a chance to have a problem. Don't know if I'm being too overprotective, but I do know he's safe. And that's what really matters.

Posted on: Tue, 07/25/2000 - 2:36am
Angela's picture
Joined: 10/04/1999 - 09:00

I appreciate everyone responding to my concern. I am glad to hear alot of positive experiences since we tend to view alot of negative but VERY helpful information on this website. I keep second guessing my decision on planning his birthday party at an event where it COULD be harmful to him but taking into consideration there are alot fewer people who attend the Columbus Clippers minor league than that of Cleveland Indians. Thanks DebO for the other thread on peanuts & baseball. I have gathered alot of info from everyone. We plan on 9 kids and their parents to attend so I have reserved 3 rows so that the people above and below us are people from our party and have requested not to have peanuts. The event isn't until August 20th so I will keep you posted. Stay safe.

Posted on: Wed, 07/26/2000 - 12:00am
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Joined: 10/08/2006 - 09:00

Chris...I just saw on the news last night that the city of Boston and the Red Sox have finalized the plans for the new Fenway Park (pending legislative approval). Any word on whether the new park includes a nut free section?


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