Hello, friends. I’m not quite up to my usual, cheerful self, but I’m feeling better than I was. I was reminded today that I am a strong woman. It doesn’t always feel like it, but kinda like pre-serum Steve Rogers, I get knocked down and I keep going. I can do this all day. I am stronger than I seem. So let’s celebrate that by knocking Adolf in the jaw 200 times! Or, in lieu of that, let’s have some music to get us started. Not that I expect anyone to like this – maybe my ladies will.
Here Comes Scooter Cottontail: Yesterday was Easter Sunday, a time when many families get together for fun and fellowship. At Brewers’ camp, the role of Team Easter Bunny was given to my small child, second baseman Scooter Gennett.
As Scooter himself said, he got the gig because he’s young and the shortest guy on the team (he’s routinely made fun of because of his height – during Christmas Kyle Lohse asked if he was one of Santa’s elves).
Ol’ Scoots got into the Hippity Hoppity spirit with the kids, and some of the hippity got into his hop, because afterwards Gennett hit two home runs in that afternoon’s spring training game.
Let’s hope our little Brewers Bunny can find that spring in his step all year long.
Doggone: I’ve been documenting ballpark eats this offseason and we have a few more new offerings from teams this evening. Here’s some new noms from the Phillies:
The Korean Pork Belly sandwich sounds AMAZING. That’s like everything I would want in a sandwich. I betcha it’ll set you back $20, though. And even an avowed hot dog hater like myself can find something delicious on this menu – the Asian Dog sounds great, as does the Sonoran Dog (sans onion, of course).
Our friends at Chase Field are at it again. This time, they aren’t content to offer doggie concessions. Now, they are offering premium ‘dog’ at their concessions. The D’Backs are not strangers to unique eats, and they are raising the bar this year as well. They are offering a chili verde mac and cheese hot dog, which honestly doesn’t look half bad. Definitely better than some other dogs I can mention (looking at you, T.E.D.). They will also be offering gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches (yum) and a vegan po’ boy sandwich. Yes, an actual vegan sandwich, and it looks and sounds awesome. I’d probably chow down on it.
As usual, if you know of any tasty ballpark foods, let us know in the comments below.