NEW YORK -- "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" might not have
quite the same ring at Yankee Stadium anymore.
The ballpark is bagging Cracker Jack in favor of Crunch 'n
Munch, a competing caramel popcorn, Yankees spokesman Jason Zillo
Cracker Jack has been part of baseball for more than a century
and was immortalized in the sport's own anthem, which is played
during the seventh-inning stretch at ballparks nationwide.
Zillo said the change was made in part because Crunch 'n Munch
tastes better. The stadium's director of hospitality, David
Bernstein, told The New York Times that the move was prompted by
Cracker Jack's decision to make only bags, not boxes, of its snack.
Bernstein did not rule out switching back to Cracker Jack, and
Charles Nicolas, a spokesman for Cracker Jack's parent company,
Frito Lay, hopes it happens.
"Baseball historians would say Cracker Jack and the Yankees
belong together," Nicolas said.