Ballgag: Team Has Turkey Testicles As Menu Item

Here’s one of the reasons we’re glad we’re not on the email list of most minor league baseball teams. From the Sioux Falls Canaries, via Darren Rovell at CNBC:

Turkey Testicles

The Sioux Falls Canaries and Dakota Provisions are teaming up this summer to bring Fowl Balls to concession stands at the Birdcage. The venture makes Sioux Falls Stadium the first sports venue in the country to offer their fans a chance to enjoy turkey testicles.

Do Not Want

We worked in minor league baseball as a broadcaster for eight years, so we’re a little over the constant gags the teams pull for publicity. But gagging the fans for some media attention is a whole ‘nother story.

Rebecca Steele, director of sales and marketing at Dakota Provisions: “We harvest and process 18,000 Tom Turkeys each day for several different uses, but this might be the most fun. Being able to sell Fowl balls at a sports venue like Sioux Falls Stadium will highlight the versatility of turkeys; one of the most resourceful proteins in all of nature.”

We love using the word “harvest” to describe buzzsawing a turkey’s testes.

Upon reflection, we suppose this move isn’t all that unusual after all - seeing as the Kansas City Royals have been gagging their fans since November, 1985.