Major League Baseball and Peanut Allergies
As long as the game has been enjoyed in stadiums across this great country, peanuts have been a snack of choice for fans. But both peanuts and Cracker Jacks®, as well as other food served in major league parks can be a danger for a person who is allergic to peanuts. Even if they are not consumed, the smell or airborne particles from peanuts can cause a serious reaction.
Over the past few years, a number of teams, by request from their fans, have been rolling out select dates where they have a section sealed and reserved as peanut free. These seats vary from stadium to stadium with some parks even using a box suite to separate the group. This year 19 out of 30 teams have select games which are peanut free! If you are interested, call your team early on in the season to ensure availability. The staff can also answer questions about the seating and if they plan on having other protocols in place.
Prepare for your outing by bringing your own food. Games can be fun, but they generally last around three hours and you are bound to get hungry especially if you are going with kids.
Also, no area is completely safe, always bring your epinephrine auto-injectors. Whether you use Epipen® or Auvi-Q® you should always carry two.
RescueShotCase is a great carrying case that allows you to bring two epinephrine auto-injectors with you to the ballpark easily, by either clipping onto your belt, or can be attached to a briefcase. RescueShotCase carrying case is available for both Epipen® and for Auvi-Q® epinephrine auto-injectors and are now available in a bunch of cool colors. These carrying cases make it very easy to carry two Epipen® or Auvi-Q® , DO NOT rely on the medics at the park to have epinephrine auto-injectors. More information on RescueShotCase carrying cases can be found at www.rescueshotcase.com
Fortunately, once again peanut allergy suffers can say “Take me out to the ballgame!”