Wednesday, May 20, 2009

R.I.P., Peanut Dude

Tweet from Richard Justice this morning:

Sad news from the Astros. Peanut Dude Arnie Murphy died yesterday.

In addition to his awesome work with the Sunshine Kids, did you know he was a representative at the 2006 All-Star Game?


From Minute Maid Park’s Arnie “The Peanut Dude” Murphy, who tosses peanuts with precision, to Coors Field’s Brent “Captain Earthman” Doeden, who is only a cell phone call away from his customers, each of ARAMARK’s 2006 All-Star Vendors brings a personal flair to customer service at their home ballpark.

ARAMARK selected an engaging and enthusiastic hawker from each of the 11 ballparks in which the company provides concessions to represent their home teams at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Each of the vendors will receive an all-expense paid trip to All-Star weekend where they will showcase their hawking and fan entertainment skills in the stands for both the Home Run Derby and the All-Star Game.

Peanut Dude was money.

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