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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Brewers’ 12-game winning streak means free hamburgers for Milwaukee

The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series on Friday night, and in doing so helped the city of Milwaukee to free hamburgers.

Friday was the 12th straight win for the Brewers, fulfilling a prophecy made by the founder of George Webb Restaurants seven decades ago. From the Webb-site:

It started with George Webb himself in the 1940s with the Brewer teams of the American Association. George, ever the baseball fan and home team booster, predicted the team would win 12 games straight. If they managed the feat, George hinted the restaurants would give away free hamburgers. The prediction lived on when Milwaukee’s home team became the Braves, and continued the tradition when the Brewers took up residence in town. And oh, how close the teams came several times. You could almost taste victory (and burgers). Finally, on April 19, 1987, the Brewers did it. Three days, and 168,194 hamburgers later, George Webb fulfilled the payoff, to thrilled customers and Brewers fans alike.

Enjoy, denizens of Milwaukee, enjoy.

 

QLE Posted: October 13, 2018 at 08:02 AM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: brewers, food, giveaways, milwaukee

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Detroit Tigers food services employee in custody after video showed him spitting on pizza

A Detroit Tigers food services employee is in police custody after a video emerged in which he spits on pizza intended for Comerica Park customers, according to WXYZ.

Video of the incident emerged Saturday, when another employee posted it on Instagram. The video shows the man spitting on pizza crust before covering up his spit with sauce. The post is still up on Instagram, but we must warn you that it’s pretty gross.

The incident occurred Friday. Representatives from Delaware North, the company that runs food services at Comerica Park, told Yahoo Sports they immediately shut down the food stand. The employee in the video has been fired.

For those of you who want yet another reason to make sure to eat before coming to the game…..

 

QLE Posted: September 25, 2018 at 09:12 AM | 58 comment(s)
  Beats: comerica park, employees gone wild, food, tigers

Friday, August 17, 2018

8,000 baseball fans recreated Animal House food fight during game

The St. Paul Saints welcomed fans to the game (against the Sioux Falls Canaries) with complimentary waterproof ponchos.  Attendees were then “given access to prepared food packets, mashed potatoes, marshmallows, powdered donuts and popcorn.”  Then everyone patiently waited until the bottom of the 5th inning, when Animal House’s memorable food fight scene started playing on the “big board.”

[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Op2RVoARcY8[/video]

Now they could have done it with conventional weapons.  But that could have taken years, and cost millions of lives.

Gonfalon Bubble Posted: August 17, 2018 at 11:19 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: bartolo colon, fight, fight, fight, food, st paul saints

Sunday, July 08, 2018

Brett talks Orioles and grilling with Boog Powell

In celebration of July 4th and America’s favorite pastime, Brett talked to Baltimore Orioles slugger Boog Powell about the his experiences with the team, as well as grilling tips for anyone who planned on firing up the charcoal on Independence Day.

NattyBoh Posted: July 08, 2018 at 02:21 PM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: baltimore orioles, boog powell, food

Friday, June 15, 2018

Jaffe collects Anthony Bourdain baseball highlights

[Bourdain’s] career-changing discovery of his writing voice was among the many that inspired me as I embarked upon my own change from graphic design to writing about baseball…

Bourdain was many things, among them a passionate baseball fan. While sorting through the numerous tributes and obituaries today, a few of his baseball-related clips came to my mind as worth sharing.

Seeing a baseball game in Japan has been on my bucket list since before the term “bucket list” existed.

PreservedFish Posted: June 15, 2018 at 05:35 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: food

 

 

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