Young ball players usually have siblings and parents along for the experience.
Since the last time we spent considerable time at the ball park, it was as parents.
My how things have changed in the past fifteen years!
Our perspective is totally different now. So are the siblings and the basic parental thought processes.
Several of the children who travel with the team come equipped with advanced playing equipment (toys) and a backpack full of snacks.
In an average game time of about an hour and a half many of these smaller gulden go thru packages of "goldfish", skittles, sweet tarts, crackers and cheese plus several large lollipop like rings. This is often in addition to a McDonalds snack pack of chicken parts.
The children are in constant motion while the game progresses. They are up and down the bleachers, to and from the restrooms and some even frequent the concession stands for other gooey mediums like nachos, Ice cream and even popcorn.
The ball parks have the potential to take in lot's of dough through these food substitutes. The siblings are an entire sub culture. They are on their way to all sorts of dietary induced illnesses too.
I did not see this food epidemic coming. It wasn't part of the program when my children were involved in sports. It is now as much a part of an evening at the ball park as the main event in the field. Pity!