8/16/17 – Diamond Dining (w/ AJ Mass)

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Welcome to Five Course Trivia! Five days a week, we’ll post five questions about something from the culinary world, from soup to nuts and all dishes in between.

This week is Guest Week here at FCT, and I’m inviting friends and supporters of the site to craft some of their own questions! Today, we have questions from AJ Mass, a sportswriter originally from New York City. AJ is also the host of the podcast Beat My Guest, where you find out if you yourself can beat his guest. As a seasoned baseball writer and trivia writer, I was able to get him to combine those two fields for us today. Everything after this point was written by him. Enjoy!

1. The minor-league baseball team in Wilmington, Delaware has a special mascot that comes out to “celebrate” every time the Blue Rocks score a run. What is the name of this costumed character?

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Question 1

2. Forget the peanuts and cracker jack. In Japan, the big hit at baseball games is Takoyaki, a popular street food from the Kansai region of the country. Here we see eight of the fried balls which traditionally contain what?

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Question 2

3. He was a minor-league baseball player in Japan before a shoulder injury derailed his career plans. Who is this frequent ceremonial first pitch invitee, far better known for serving dishes on plates, rather than baseballs to them?

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Question 3

4. New food offerings for 2017 include this concoction of “Boardwalk fries topped with in-house roast pork, sharp Provolone cheese sauce, cherry pepper aioli and chopped roasted long hots.” In what stadium can you purchase this, um, feast?

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Question 4

5. Prior to this season, the Triple-A New Orleans Zephyrs held a contest to come up with a new nickname. The winning selection was based on a popular Mardi Gras treat, typically covered with colored sugar and tiny figurines. What is the team’s new name?

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Question 5

Thanks again to AJ for crafting today’s questions! Stay tuned for tomorrow’s Guest Week edition, where we’ll be talking French fries!

ANSWERS BELOW:

1. Mr. Celery
2. Octopus
3. Masaharu Morimoto
4. Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia
5. New Orleans Baby Cakes

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