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Buy Me Some Peanuts and Bacon?

Every year ballparks come out with new recipes that are basically innovative ways to add more goodness and grease, cholesterol and fat) into every bite. The latest one comes out of Camden Yards on their 20th anniversary.

If I had to guess what the thought process was in the creation of this delicacy, it probably went something like this...

THE SETTING:

It is 8:00 PM on a Friday night in a small conference room in the Orioles' executive offices. In walks a group of Orioles staff along with an intern who is one meeting (this meeting) away from winter break.

The conversation goes like this….

Food Idea Guy #1: I've gathered you all here tonight because with the 20th anniversary coming up I thought it would be great to introduce some new food items for our fans. We already have decided on Crab Mac 'n' Cheese Dog and the Camden Giant Crab Cake. All we need to do now is decide on the final entree.

Food Idea Guy #2: Ok hmm let me think..How about a chicken bacon wrap?

Food Idea Guy #3: Ohhh that sounds good.

Food Idea Guy #1: Great so chicken bacon wrap it is!?

Food Idea Guy #4: How about a double bacon cheeseburger?

Food Idea Guy #3: Yeah even better.

Intern: I'm cool with that!

Food Idea Guy #2: What about a BLT?

Food Idea Guy #1: Oh that's good too!

Food Idea Guy #3: I think a bacon wrapped scallops/shrimp would be creative and new idea?

Intern: Let's Vote!

Food Idea Guy #1: What about a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich?

Food Idea Guy #2: Perfect!

Food Idea Guy #3: I do like bacon chocolate, though!

Food Idea Guy #1: Bacon-covered filet!

Food Idea Guy #2: Bacon dog!

Food Idea Guy #3: Bacon-flavored ice cream!

3 hours go by, with back-and-forth debate until midnight hits and Edward the Intern stands up and shouts…

Intern: We have been here for hours discussing this and I don't want to miss my first date with Veronica tonight! So here's what we are going to do--if you don't like it then I will watch Moneyball, learn how to manage a baseball team, work my way up the ranks, become your boss and then fire you! So listen closely. You see this pencil. You see this bacon. I put the bacon on the wooden pencil and boom it's Bacon on a Stick! DONE!

The boss walks in.

The Boss: I love it!

THE END!

Every year ballparks come out with new recipes that are basically innovative ways to add more goodness and grease, cholesterol and fat) into every bite. The latest one comes out of Camden Yards on their 20th anniversary.

If I had to guess what the thought process was in the creation of this delicacy, it probably went something like this...

THE SETTING:

It is 8:00 PM on a Friday night in a small conference room in the Orioles' executive offices. In walks a group of Orioles staff along with an intern who is one meeting (this meeting) away from winter break.

The conversation goes like this….

Food Idea Guy #1: I've gathered you all here tonight because with the 20th anniversary coming up I thought it would be great to introduce some new food items for our fans. We already have decided on Crab Mac 'n' Cheese Dog and the Camden Giant Crab Cake. All we need to do now is decide on the final entree.

Food Idea Guy #2: Ok hmm let me think..How about a chicken bacon wrap?

Food Idea Guy #3: Ohhh that sounds good.

Food Idea Guy #1: Great so chicken bacon wrap it is!?

Food Idea Guy #4: How about a double bacon cheeseburger?

Food Idea Guy #3: Yeah even better.

Intern: I'm cool with that!

Food Idea Guy #2: What about a BLT?

Food Idea Guy #1: Oh that's good too!

Food Idea Guy #3: I think a bacon wrapped scallops/shrimp would be creative and new idea?

Intern: Let's Vote!

Food Idea Guy #1: What about a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich?

Food Idea Guy #2: Perfect!

Food Idea Guy #3: I do like bacon chocolate, though!

Food Idea Guy #1: Bacon-covered filet!

Food Idea Guy #2: Bacon dog!

Food Idea Guy #3: Bacon-flavored ice cream!

3 hours go by, with back-and-forth debate until midnight hits and Edward the Intern stands up and shouts…

Intern: We have been here for hours discussing this and I don't want to miss my first date with Veronica tonight! So here's what we are going to do--if you don't like it then I will watch Moneyball, learn how to manage a baseball team, work my way up the ranks, become your boss and then fire you! So listen closely. You see this pencil. You see this bacon. I put the bacon on the wooden pencil and boom it's Bacon on a Stick! DONE!

The boss walks in.

The Boss: I love it!

THE END!