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Posted: 2/21/2011 9:35 PM

peanuts shells on the ground at the game? 


I thought this was an interesting topic...my girlfriend and I were just talking about opening day and she said "you will not be throwing your trash on the ground if im sitting next to you"  after figuring out she was talking about peanut shells it really made me think.

All my life attending games the status quo(at least i thought) was throw your peanut shells on the ground, its the ballpark...but now im wondering, how many people actually do this(or will own up to it)?

If you really think about it you would never do this anywhere else in society but social norms at least used to allow it, after all someone has to clean up it....so... do you put shells on the ground or collect them elsewhere to throw away?
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Posted: 2/21/2011 10:18 PM

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Same at movie theaters...
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Posted: 2/22/2011 7:17 AM

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Our stadium is washed down with fire hoses (not actual fire hoses, but you get the idea) after every game. The cleaning crew picks up the paper and plastic waste that is left after most fans take their own to the trash bins. Then they hose down the entire stadium to get rid of spilled pop and ice cream to make sure it's not going to attract bees. Since they are hosing down everything anyway and the peanut shells go with "everything" I don't mind seeing shells under the seats.
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Posted: 2/22/2011 11:15 AM

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If they wanted you to put them somewhere other than the ground, wouldn't they give you something to put the shells in when you buy them?  Or would you be required to bring your own dispoable recepticle?  Or maybe a miniature broom and dustpan to put the shells back in the original peanut bag once finished?

Similarly, ever been given peel n eat shrimp or crawfish or anything like that from a real seafood place and NOT been given a bowl or basket for shells?




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Posted: 2/22/2011 11:52 AM

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Then there are the peanut bars where patrons are encouraged to throw the shells on the floor...
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Posted: 2/22/2011 1:55 PM

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Domeboys wrote: Then there are the peanut bars where patrons are encouraged to throw the shells on the floor...

There is a national chain that does that too.

Is it Texas Roadhouse?  I haven't been there in years but that might be it.  In fact, I think the two in town both closed several years ago.




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Posted: 2/22/2011 2:13 PM

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Most health codes have eliminated the "throw the shells on the floor" peanut bars. I always thought that was kind of disgusting. We have a Texas Roadhouse here that used to encourage the tossing of shells but now they have signs on every table asking that you NOT drop shells onto the floor.
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Posted: 2/22/2011 2:52 PM

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There are a few places in Southern California that still have the peanuts on the table and encourage dropping the shells on the floor - Johnny Reb's is one that I like.

I've gotta believe the first time they have to call an ambulance for somebody suffering from an allergic reaction to peanuts will be the first day they discourage that. I seem to recall reading about a baseball park thast offers peanut-free zones.


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Posted: 2/22/2011 4:02 PM

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The door at Texas Roadhouse very clearly states that there are peanuts present. They apologize to those who can't enter and deny responsibility for any allergic reactions.
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Posted: 2/22/2011 4:52 PM

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sport61201 wrote: The door at Texas Roadhouse very clearly states that there are peanuts present. They apologize to those who can't enter and deny responsibility for any allergic reactions.
I've never been in a Texas Roadhouse, sport. I don't know anybody with a peanut allergy but I wonder if they have to steer clear of baseball parks, circuses, etc.

My stepson is allergic to walnuts and his grandmother almost killed him with brownies one time.


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Posted: 2/23/2011 7:33 AM

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DizzyDean17 wrote:
sport61201 wrote: The door at Texas Roadhouse very clearly states that there are peanuts present. They apologize to those who can't enter and deny responsibility for any allergic reactions.
I've never been in a Texas Roadhouse, sport. I don't know anybody with a peanut allergy but I wonder if they have to steer clear of baseball parks, circuses, etc.

My stepson is allergic to walnuts and his grandmother almost killed him with brownies one time.
I have a nephew who can tell you if somene carries an almond within 10 feet if him. It's not as bad with other tree nuts but it's still a problem. Before my parents were "qualified" to babysit him, they both had to prove to my sister in law that they could give him an epi-shot while they drove him to the ER, just in case he ate something with a nut in it. Peanuts, as we all know, are not actually nuts, they are more closely related to beans, but they are just as deadly to those who are allergic. I'm thankful that I don't have food allergies!
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Posted: 2/23/2011 7:40 AM

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And a warning sign is not a release of liability anyways.

I went to Texas Roadhouse once and it was several years ago - maybe even in college - to drink Margaritas and watch some sporting event on tv (don't even remember what).  I thought the peanut shells on the floor was pretty stupid.  If I recall correctly, a couple of the girls we were with were wearing flip flops and the shells were getting all up on the their feet.

It didn't make me feel like I was a cowboy in Texas any more than the pre-mixed margaritas from a machine.


The two in town here are definitely closed now and have been for at least a couple years...so clearly the business model wasn't working out so well.

Not sure why I am ripping them, though.  I brought them up (as the only place I knew with peanut shells on the floor, I guess).

But I generally despise chains.




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Posted: 2/25/2011 12:02 PM

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When I eat peanuts at the game, I don't think twice about spitting the shells onto the ground (I pop the whole thing in my mouth to get the salt.)

But my preferred ballgame snack is sunflower seeds. This presents a different problem because I have accidentally spit those shells into people's hair a row in front of me. I don't really like to spit them into a cup because then it looks like I'm "spittin' backy!" Its also too much work to bend low to make sure the shells go directly to the ground.

In my humble opinion - shells on the ground/floor ought to be part of the game and not discouraged or trifled with. And if you don't want my shells in your hair, wear a ballcap!    biggrin

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Posted: 3/8/2011 12:12 PM

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easton714 wrote: And a warning sign is not a release of liability anyways.

I went to Texas Roadhouse once and it was several years ago - maybe even in college - to drink Margaritas and watch some sporting event on tv (don't even remember what).  I thought the peanut shells on the floor was pretty stupid.  If I recall correctly, a couple of the girls we were with were wearing flip flops and the shells were getting all up on the their feet.

It didn't make me feel like I was a cowboy in Texas any more than the pre-mixed margaritas from a machine.


The two in town here are definitely closed now and have been for at least a couple years...so clearly the business model wasn't working out so well.

Not sure why I am ripping them, though.  I brought them up (as the only place I knew with peanut shells on the floor, I guess).

But I generally despise chains.

Logans, Texas Roadhouse and Ryan's her ein Illinois still have peanut trash littered everywhere. Its gross in my opinion.

Easton I humbly believe that anyone wearing flip flops should not be allowed into a food establishment. That is just my opinion.
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Posted: 3/8/2011 12:20 PM

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TheEckFactor wrote:
easton714 wrote: And a warning sign is not a release of liability anyways.

I went to Texas Roadhouse once and it was several years ago - maybe even in college - to drink Margaritas and watch some sporting event on tv (don't even remember what).  I thought the peanut shells on the floor was pretty stupid.  If I recall correctly, a couple of the girls we were with were wearing flip flops and the shells were getting all up on the their feet.

It didn't make me feel like I was a cowboy in Texas any more than the pre-mixed margaritas from a machine.


The two in town here are definitely closed now and have been for at least a couple years...so clearly the business model wasn't working out so well.

Not sure why I am ripping them, though.  I brought them up (as the only place I knew with peanut shells on the floor, I guess).

But I generally despise chains.

Logans, Texas Roadhouse and Ryan's her ein Illinois still have peanut trash littered everywhere. Its gross in my opinion.

Easton I humbly believe that anyone wearing flip flops should not be allowed into a food establishment. That is just my opinion.

Okay... but Logan's, Texas Roadhouse, and Ryan's are hardly food establishments.




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Posted: 3/8/2011 12:24 PM

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easton714 wrote:
TheEckFactor wrote:
easton714 wrote: And a warning sign is not a release of liability anyways.

I went to Texas Roadhouse once and it was several years ago - maybe even in college - to drink Margaritas and watch some sporting event on tv (don't even remember what).  I thought the peanut shells on the floor was pretty stupid.  If I recall correctly, a couple of the girls we were with were wearing flip flops and the shells were getting all up on the their feet.

It didn't make me feel like I was a cowboy in Texas any more than the pre-mixed margaritas from a machine.


The two in town here are definitely closed now and have been for at least a couple years...so clearly the business model wasn't working out so well.

Not sure why I am ripping them, though.  I brought them up (as the only place I knew with peanut shells on the floor, I guess).

But I generally despise chains.

Logans, Texas Roadhouse and Ryan's her ein Illinois still have peanut trash littered everywhere. Its gross in my opinion.

Easton I humbly believe that anyone wearing flip flops should not be allowed into a food establishment. That is just my opinion.

Okay... but Logan's, Texas Roadhouse, and Ryan's are hardly food establishments.

Really?!?! Then what do you consider them? Last time I went there we went out to eat?
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Posted: 3/8/2011 12:48 PM

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TheEckFactor wrote:
easton714 wrote:
Okay... but Logan's, Texas Roadhouse, and Ryan's are hardly food establishments.

Really?!?! Then what do you consider them? Last time I went there we went out to eat?

I wouldn't eat there, so they wouldn't be feeding me.




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Posted: 3/8/2011 12:51 PM

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easton714 wrote:
TheEckFactor wrote:
easton714 wrote:
Okay... but Logan's, Texas Roadhouse, and Ryan's are hardly food establishments.

Really?!?! Then what do you consider them? Last time I went there we went out to eat?

I wouldn't eat there, so they wouldn't be feeding me.

Okay, thats what I was thought you were saying. I completely agree, any "commercialized chain" is just crap.  If you ever make it thought Bloomington/Normal go to Jim's Steakhouse. Some of the best steak around.

Off the steak topic. I did have my first go around at Portillo's in Chicago yesterday. HOLY MOLY! That is some good goood gooooooooooooood food there! Dont pass it up if you run across one!
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Posted: 3/8/2011 12:56 PM

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No worries.  I am a major foodie.  I really despise chains (for the most part) and I generally don't like to eat food if I don't know where it comes from, if it was pre-packaged, mass-produced, etc.




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Posted: 3/24/2011 11:38 PM

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Lone Star steakhouse used to do it.


Far a shells go about 3 years ago I went to a Padres-Cardinal game a few seasons ago and my friend siad he never saw anyone eat peanuts like I did. Which is breaking them off, throwing the peanuts in my mouth and discarding the shells everywhere. However he was originally from DC and hadn't seen much baseball in person.biggrin

Basically ask your ladyfriend if she plans on bringing a bag to discard the shells.

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