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MLB Bullets wants peanuts and hot dogs

Let’s get weird and talk about ballpark food.

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When we go to a ballpark, there are certain items that we find ourselves drawn to, and need to have even if they might be overpriced and overcooked. $16 stadium beer? Bring it on. Stale pretzels with neon orange cheese sauce? I’ll take two, thanks!

But there are few things as iconic at an MLB park as peanuts and hot dogs. With baseball pushed back and thousands of fans not attending games, Sports Illustrated’s Emma Baccellieri wanted to know if it was having an impact on the peanut and hot dog industries.

Short answer: no. Peanut butter sales have skyrocketed, meaning the peanut industry isn’t hurting, and likewise families stuck at home are buying more hot dogs with their groceries.

The craving for hot dogs and peanuts must have been going around among baseball writers this week, though, because Joe Posnanski continues his 60 Moments series at The Athletic with an ode to the two greatest baseball foods. (The Athletic subscription required.)

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