The Astros' TV crew tried some of the Mariners' new toasted grasshoppers on air
The season may be young, but one thing that's making a lot of noise already is the new concession stand fare at Safeco Field -- specifically the toasted grasshoppers.
Throughout the telecast during Houston's 7-5 win over the Mariners on Tuesday, announcers Todd Kalas and Geoff Blum spent many minutes discussing the new in-stadium treat with the team's field reporter, Julia Morales.
Morales had promised to try some grasshopper and made good on her word in the sixth inning. She took the plunge and ordered herself a cup of crunchy cooked bugs ... but she just didn't seem to enjoy it very much:
Her night wasn't done, however, as the Astros' seventh-inning rally (perhaps sparked by her taste test?) found a way to involve her as well:
I managed to eat a grasshopper and throw hot tea on my face trying to avoid a screaming foul ball during the Astros big inning. 👍🏼— Julia Morales (@JuliaMorales) April 12, 2017
That's quite a night on the job.