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We asked, Dodgers fans answered: Let Roger Owens throw peanuts!



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Roger Owens has sold and pitched peanuts at Dodgers video games for greater than 50 years, changing into an area attraction within the course of.

He’s nonetheless promoting the peanuts this yr.

However he’s now not allowed to toss them to his clients.

Owens stated he was informed by Levy Eating places, which runs the stadiums concessions, to inform anybody who asks that the choice was made for the security of the followers.

The Instances requested readers what they thought of the ban. We heard from greater than 200 readers, and nearly all of them agreed with Russ Donelly of Bend, Ore. (whose response is supposed to be sung to the tune of the hit tune from “Frozen”):

Let him throw!

Let him throw!

Listed below are a number of the different responses we obtained:

I believe it’s horrible. Roger is a Los Angeles Icon. He has been slinging sacks of peanuts for so long as I can keep in mind. He even tossed some “two baggers” at my son’s Bar Mitzvah. In nowadays of turmoil, we personal it to ourselves and to our metropolis, to protect as a lot historical past as we, as Angelenos, have gotten.

Scott Callig, Woodland Hills


It’s ridiculous. I’ve seen him there since I used to be a child within the 70s. Was anybody ever injured by a bag of peanuts that he threw? Is the priority that flying peanut mud will set off somebody’s extreme peanut allergy?

Lauren Cole, Los Angeles


Very dissatisfied — what’s subsequent? They need to cease promoting beer in the event that they’re involved about fan security. I inform you we look ahead to shopping for peanuts from Mr Owens — he provides it a particular contact when he tossed a bag of peanuts. What might be so harmful on throwing a bag of peanuts. Come on be critical. A complete joke.

Hector Amavizca, Bakersfield, Calif.


Though his tossing of peanuts was very entertaining, I at all times thought it was uncommon and regarding that it was allowed. I’d see individuals who couldn’t catch the peanuts or if he missed his goal from afar. It’s most likely for the most effective, security smart, that he’s not allowed to throw the peanut luggage anymore.

Tony Jimenez, Yucaipa


Roger Owens IS Dodger Baseball.

I’ve recognized him since I used to be a child (at all times simply knew him as “the peanut man”) and I’m OLD!!!

You’ll be able to ban everybody else, however Roger have to be allowed to throw peanuts so long as he desires to.

Cindy Flynn, Downey


These company Scrooges come off like a villain in a Charles Dickens novel. How do they not understand this? They’re Chevy Chase’s boss in Christmas trip. They’re Montgomery Burns. They don’t have any enterprise inside 1,000 miles of the leisure business. Let folks play!!

Erik Morse, Sebastopol, Calif.


It’s a travesty that the Dodgers are banning Roger from tossing peanuts.

The person is a baseball establishment.

Even Frank McCourt Jr. didn’t mess this up.

Rob Reif, Ballard, Calif.


That is as dangerous a choice as buying and selling Mike Piazza.

Mike Urman, San Juan Capistrano


The ban’s one other blow in opposition to human interplay and non-industrialized leisure. He made folks pleased and it solely price peanuts.

Rebecca Kramer, Venice Seaside


Roger Owens is an establishment, he’s PART of Dodger stadium. My household has had tickets since 1958, a part of our fantastic Dodger expertise is the “peanut man”.

Roger and I are the identical age, he has thrown peanuts to 3 generations of my household, my youngsters, grandkids and nice grandkids love the person, corny jokes and all…we’re going to the subsequent recreation and my little ones need to see THEIR good friend ROGER.

How ridiculous it’s to suppose there’s a security subject…. have they seen Roger work??? He brightens the expertise of Dodger Baseball…

Thanks for listening, now…. it’s time for Dodger baseball.

Charlie Northcross, Camarillo