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A baseball game can be a great place for a date, especially if you’re with a girl who enjoys the game of baseball. There is plenty of downtime at a baseball game, which gives you plenty of time to talk and get to know the girl whose pants you’re trying to get into, and convince her to let you into those pants. But baseball games have their dangers, too.
While ballpark food can be quite tasty, it does also tend to have some side effects. Around the fifth or sixth inning you may find yourself needing to relieve a little pressure from your abdomen. You can’t let some air out of your tire with the girl sitting next to you though, because it’s bound to be a deal breaker. Still, the bases are loaded right now and you can’t leave your seat, but you’re about to explode. What do you do?
Inevitably you squeeze one out silently and you just pray it doesn’t smell too bad, and if it does you just hope you can blame it on the fat guy sitting in front of you. She doesn’t, though, and you’re screwed. If only you’d taken her to a Lake Elsinore Storm game.
AH, RATS! BALLPARK VERMIN SENT DOWN TO THE MINORS: Turns out Angel Stadium hasn’t been the only SoCal ballpark to get ratted out for sanitary problems:
CBS2.COM and the RIVERSIDE PRESS-ENTERPRISE report that four area minor league stadiums were found with various violations in their food services. Although the parks received overall passing grades, inspectors have written up numerous health offenses.The worst offender has been the Lake Elsinore Storm, who averaged just over 4 violations per inspection. The Riverside County team had been cited on 26 of the 41 inspections made at the Lake Elsinore Diamond since 2004, including 8 cases of “rodent/insect infestation”.
It got so bad that last season, health officials closed the park’s third-base concession. One inspector reported seeing rat droppings throughout the stand, including relish packets that were eaten through by the verminous visitors.(Looks like we’ll stick with mustard, thank you.)
Although the Storm is an affiliate of the San Diego Padres, the single-A squad should expect a new player & pest development contract offered by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Orange County Sanitation Department.