The last post was about environmentalism. This post: vegetarianism. You know, if I’m not careful I may give people the impression that this blog has something of a liberal bent!
Anyway, is it does annually, PETA has released its list of the ten most vegetarian-friendly ballparks. The top: Dodger Stadium, which didn’t even make the top ten last year. Second place, Philly, which always does well in this. For whatever reason AT&T Park, which topped the list last year, is sixth this year. All I can think is that there was some “Soylent Green,” and/or Barth “What do you think is IN the burgers?” situation going on in San Francisco, radically changing things.
But no matter where they rank specifically, we should all agree that it’s great the ballparks are increasingly offering different food options, be they vegetarian for the non-carnivores among us, gluten free options for those with celiac disease and any number of options and promotions for those with peanut allergies and the like. Because while hot dogs, peanuts and Cracker Jack is what most of want at the old ballgame, not everyone does. And it’s great that there are choices for them too.
MILWAUKEE — The Brewers had two players and a staff member test positive for the coronavirus at their alternate training site in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Milwaukee president of baseball operations David Stearns confirmed the positive results Saturday and said they shouldn’t impact the major league team. Teams are using alternate training sites this season to keep reserve players sharp because the minor league season was canceled due to the pandemic.
Stearns said the positive tests came Monday and did not name the two players or the staff member. Players must give their permission for their names to be revealed after positive tests.
The entire camp was placed in quarantine.
“We have gone through contact tracing,” Stearns said. “We do not believe it will have any impact at all on our major league team. We’ve been fortunate to get through this season relatively unscathed in this area. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to get all the way there at our alternate site.”
Milwaukee entered Saturday one game behind the Reds and Cardinals for second place in the NL Central, with the top two teams qualifying for the postseason.
The Brewers still will be able to take taxi squad players with them on the team’s trip to Cincinnati and St. Louis in the final week of the season. He said those players have had repeated negative tests and the team is “confident” there would be no possible spread of the virus.
“Because of the nature of who these individuals were, it’s really not going to affect the quarantine group at all,” Stearns said. “We’re very fortunate that the group of players who could potentially be on a postseason roster for us aren’t interacting all that much with the individuals that tested positive.”