Last year, a couple major league teams had designated peanut-free zones on certain nights, pandering to some punk kids who can't eat peanuts (and their parents, presumably). The independent minor league franchise in Camden1 has taken this a step farther, with a new peanut-free section at all home games.
The Riversharks' created the peanut-free Suite 319 after an increasing number of customers said they were allergic to peanuts. (Um, obviously.) The team also takes care of its fans who keep kosher or have gluten allergies. Everybody's welcome in Camden!
The highlight of this Philadelphia Inquirer story, though, is the penultimate paragraph.
[Riversharks spokesman Poorya] Nayerahmadi said that he was not sure whether the fans will stand up for the seventh-inning stretch to sing "God Bless America" or "Take Me Out to the Ball Game." Both songs are favorites.
Apparently some peanut allergies are so bad you can't even hear a song lyric where one person orders another to purchase him peanuts. But not standing for "God Bless America"? Are we sure this isn't a section for terrorists? Or Carlos Delgado?