Eating grasshoppers when Red Sox visited Seattle
Peanuts and crackerjacks are a staple of many ballparks. When taking in a Red Sox game in Boston, a Fenway Frank and a Sam Adams beer completes the experience. The Seattle Mariners offer a more unique delicacy at T-Mobile Park – grasshoppers.
Chapulines, or toasted grasshoppers served in chili-lime salt seasoning, have been one of the best-selling concession items since the ballpark added it to their menu in 2017.
While adventurous foodies will eagerly gobble down these fried insects, the taste isn’t for everyone. Put Remy in that category. While the Red Sox were in Seattle for a series against the Mariners in 2018, NESN’s Guerin Austin convinced Remy to try a grasshopper.
Remy’s reaction was priceless. From the moment he popped the critter into his mouth you could tell how disgusted he was. Remy slowly chewed before reluctantly swallowing it. He then had to excuse himself to roll his chair off camera, presumably because he felt he was about to be sick.
Who could blame him? Eating bugs isn’t for the faint of heart but give Remy credit for being brave enough to try it. His broadcast partner, Dave O’Brien, wasn’t nearly as bold.