Only in minor league baseball could you find an event titled “Salute to Bacon Night.”
On July 13, the Norfolk Tides — the Orioles' Triple-A team — are attempting to set the record for largest BLT ever created as part of this bacon-themed night. The sandwich is going to be more than 300 feet in length, topping the record of 224 feet and 3 inches that was set last year in Missouri.
The sandwich won’t go to waste, though. Slices of it will be for sale throughout the game, with all proceeds going towards the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia.
The Tides play at Harbor Park, which seats 12,067 people. Assuming the game sells out and every person eats a sandwich, that’s only about three inches of sandwich per person. The Tides should have no problem getting rid of that bad boy.
Other activities on “Salute to Bacon Night” include a bacon eating contest and a promotion that gives four fans a year’s supply of bacon.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun