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