Detroit Tigers: When Baseballs and Food Collide

ARLINGTON, TX - A grasshopper eats a piece of popcorn during a game between the Detroit Tigers and the Texas Rangers. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - A grasshopper eats a piece of popcorn during a game between the Detroit Tigers and the Texas Rangers. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /
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The Detroit Tigers finished off an entertaining and impressive sweep of the Houston Astros last night. Just moments before the tense conclusion to that series, Chicago White Sox hurler Carlos Rodón completed the second no-hitter of the young season.

Earlier in the day Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Corbin Burnes became the first pitcher since 1906 to strike out 30 batters and walk no one in his first three starts of the season. It was a great day for baseball!

But the best thing that happened was this:

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Roughly 66 million years ago a large asteroid crashed into Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. That collision liquefied the ground and triggered earthquakes, megatsunamis, and volcanic eruptions.

It sent plumes of debris into the atmosphere that then fell back to Earth like millions of flaming knives, broiling the air and sparking wildfires across the globe. It killed 75% of all life on the planet, paving the way for mammals to invent baseball.

That impact was only slightly more devastating than what Justin Turner’s home run did to those nachos.

We love nachos at Motor City Bengals, and we hate to see any harm befall them. But there is something incredibly entertaining about seeing the worlds of baseball and food collide.

Baseball is a fabulous spectator sport. There are dozens of different ways to make fans boo, or cheer, or scream with enjoyment. But there’s only one way to make an entire stadium yell “aooohhh” like an outraged mob boss:

Last night’s nacho mishap led us to recall some of our favorite food-related incidents. Not all of them will be so tragic, and not all will involve Detroit Tigers players, but they all make us smile. And we’re sticking with video evidence, so no discussion of Spencer Torkelson’s can of beans, or the epic Gates Brown hot dog incident.

Let’s begin with an iconic Detroit Tigers food moment…

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