An intrepid fan mailed poutine to the Fresno Grizzlies in exchange for a taco hat
Last year, the Astros' Triple-A affiliate, the Fresno Grizzlies, briefly became the Fresno Tacos. You may remember that day, if only because we talked about it in extremely rapturous terms. Or, you know, because they put a taco on a hat, and what's cooler than that?
Last August, taco and Minor League baseball fan Damian Ford tried to order a hat of his own. The only problem was that he's Canadian, and at the time, the Grizzlies didn't ship to Canada. But he wasn't about to let that stop him.
And so, he embarked on an epic quest for a taco hat. You can find the whole tale over at Ben Hill's Minor League blog, but in short, he offered a trade:
@damian_ford Deal.— Fresno Grizzlies (@FresnoGrizzlies) August 7, 2015
It took a little time, but it turns out that one poutine is worth one taco hat … and one jersey:
And apparently the poutine was so good, the Grizzlies are including it on their ballpark menu. From Hill's blog:
In fact, director of marketing Sam Hansen writes that Damian's poutine package "inspired us to work on our own 'Growlifornia Poutine Remix' with queso Oaxaca and Fresno Chili-spiced gravy. Expect to see this make its debut at Chukchansi Park soon."
Does that mean we'll see a poutine hat at some point this season?