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Cheaper on the Outside: Rockies at Cubs

18 May 2010 No Comment

“Cheaper on the outside” – the famous quote heard from all peanut vendors as you walk from your car to the ballpark. And, if you have been to Wrigley Field before, you know there is no way you cannot avoid a peanut vendor on your way into the ballpark. I would argue that they are not actually cheaper. Yet, my friend, Frank Garrett, buys these peanuts every game as he enters the ballpark – until tonight when he will no longer buy them “on the outside.”

Not only did he find a “walnut” in his peanut bag, he also found this “foreign” object. I am not sure about you, but cheaper on the outside does not justify this find. There are other options. The first is to buy peanuts in the ballpark. “Cheaper on the outside” only saves you about 50 cents when compared to the ballpark. Not the substantial savings I am expecting when compared to buying $7 beers. Second, buy peanuts from the grocery store if you really want to save money. This way you know where the peanuts came from and you are saving several bucks.

Colorado Rockies at Chicago Cubs
Aramis Ramirez snapped the worst slump of his career as he hit a two-run homer in the 11th inning to lift the Cubs to a 4-2 victory over the Rockies. It was the fourth extra innings game I have attended this year.

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