Salted or Unsalted?

George Washington Carver, made the peanut great
Showed any man with a mind, could create

-Run DMC

George Washington Carver may have made them great, but the guy with the covered cart selling brown (salted) and white (unsalted) bags outside of Fenway Park made them even better. This weekend’s games reminded me of another thing: how sorry ballpark peanuts are elsewhere. I grew up with 50-cent brown bag Fenway shelled, and there’s no comparison anywhere else, even as the price has hit three bucks. The plastic bags inside Fenway, the custom sacks sold outside RFK back when the Redskins played there, the horribly salty packages at the House the Ruth built, they all stink compared to the street-bought beauties of Yawkey Way.

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  • Yes, yes, between the great peanuts and El Tiante’s sausages, you can’t beat the food outside Fenway (it’s the goofballs who play inside we can’t stomach). And whatever happened to that old fellah who hawked the peanuts? He was AWOL this past weekend…..

    YF April 22, 2004, 7:04 pm
  • I think our friend who used to yell “peanuts, pistachios, popcorn, big baaaloons” is sick to the point where he can’t hawk the stuff. I believe I read something to that effect earlier this year. Research to follow…

    SF April 23, 2004, 9:27 am
  • SF April 23, 2004, 1:26 pm