Finally! A Baseball Game For the Klumps

Josh LevittSenior Analyst IMay 26, 2009

HOUSTON - JULY 11:  Cecil Fielder, former All-Star First baseman for the Detroit Tigers walks on the field during the Major League Baseball Legends and Celebrity Softball Game at Minute Maid Park on July 11, 2004 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

I never thought I would see the day where gluttony was used as a promotional term. However, this past Tuesday, the Reading Phillies sponsored "Gluttony Night."

You may be asking yourself, what is "Gluttony Night?" Luckily for you, MILB.com has all the details:

Before getting into the gory details of the evening, let's review the guidelines
-- for $12, fans received admission to the ballpark and a wristband entitling
them to unlimited concessions from the time the gates opened at 5:30 p.m.
through the seventh-inning stretch. This translated to nearly four hours of
unlimited hot dogs, french fries, pizza, funnel cake, ice cream and soda. The
only caveat was that fans could get just one item at a time. This guarded
against those with eyes bigger than their stomachs.

And we all love baseball statistics, but get a glimpse of these impressive concession statistics from Gluttony Night.
This commitment to overindulgence helps account for some of the following
statistics. The ballpark's 2,576 gluttons consumed 2,857 orders of fries, 1,432
funnel cakes, 1,394 slices of pizza and a stadium-record 4,549 hot dogs
(breaking the previous mark of 4,275, set on Father's Day 2008).

Eat your hearts out, Cecil Fielder and Chili Davis.


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