In addition to the crack of the bat and the antics of the mascot, vendors are an essential part of what makes taking in a game at the ballpark so great. Though all vendors offer the convenience of being able to buy hot dogs and soda from your seat, the best vendors are also entertainers.
Anyone who has ever been to Dodger Stadium knows that Roger "The Peanut Man" Owens is among the best entertainers in vending because of his flashy delivery of peanuts. Tuesday night, his contributions were recognized by his hometown of Torrance, Calif.
All those approve say aye... or else you're nuts. pic.twitter.com/hZ1fzRScef- Tom Hoffarth (@tomhoffarth) December 6, 2017
As a "thank you," he gave the city council some peanuts and put his skills on display:
Roger Owens gives Torrance City Council a lesson in 🥜 tossing ... and dodges injury. A great moment to see him honored by his hometown. pic.twitter.com/gdBICyckbW- Tom Hoffarth (@tomhoffarth) December 6, 2017
Owens truly showed his stuff when he went out to the seats and treated the citizens of Torrance to not only peanuts, but his vending chops:
Congrats to Roger Owens, aka The Peanut Man, recognized by the City of Torrance at its council meeting and allowed to pitch to those in attendance. And the story from the Dodgers' World Series that led to this night : https://t.co/FNLNqsobNW pic.twitter.com/GgAb0Sx7Tk- Tom Hoffarth (@tomhoffarth) December 6, 2017
Seeing how much fun Owens' presence injected into the city council meeting, perhaps they will consider bringing The Peanut Man on for future sessions.