Sport: Nuts

It is bad business to sell peanuts at ball games, reasoned practical President Paul Fagan of the San Francisco Seals: "It costs us $20,000 every season to sweep up peanut shells." One day last week, underestimating the power of the peanut, Paul Fagan announced he was banning its sale in Seals Stadium this summer.

For the next 24 hours Fagan's ears burned. Newspaper editorials and radio commentators from Seattle to San Diego denounced his decision and he got telegrams of protest from peanut planters. Swelling by the minute came the anguished cries of fans. Next day, Fagan admitted defeat. Said he: "The...

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