Come for the Candy Precipitation, Stay For the Anthropomorphic Legumes

visalia.jpgYesterday’s Craig Sager post was linked widely across the internet, once again making me thankful that so many people were forced to gloss over my writing en route to viewing entertaining pictures.

Clearly, it’s a formula that works. So now that this unnecessary prelude is out of the way, let me entertain you all with some beautiful still visuals from last weekend’s Helicopter Candy Drop in Visalia. No doubt inspired by a similar stunt in Quad Cities, the Rawhide had a helicopter coat the field with confections and then allowed the assembled youth to collect as much as they could:

(Photo Credits: Chris Henstra) 

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We’re entering Norman Rockwell territory with these next two:

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Keeping with the theme of “Edible Products on the Field”, the Richmond Flying Squirrels recently staged a “Tribute to the Peanut”. I particularly like the next two photographs, possessed as they are of a surreal dream-like quality that makes them seem like manifestations of the subconscious mind.

Here, P.Nutty does his thing while Nutzy lurks jealously in the background:

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P.Nutty and Mr. Nutty participating in the peanut ring toss:

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And, of course, Peanuts:

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So, to review: The evening featured Nutzy, P.Nutty, Mr. Nutty, and Peanuts. I’ve got nuttin but love for such a commitment to the theme.

Finally, I leave you with two pictures from Hickory, home of the Crawdads. I recently wrote up the team’s “Fan vs. Food” and “Date an Intern” promotions. I’ll leave you to determine which is which:

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The answer may surprise you!

benjamin.hill@mlb.com
twitter.com/bensbiz

2 Comments

How about the “Hot Dog Races” and “Dime-A-Dog” nite (Yes 10 hot dogs!) at the Columbus Clippers games.

So, what’s the point of dropping candy from a helicopter if you’re not allowed to run around under it while it’s drpoping the candy? It just seems to defy purpose.

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