Oct 2, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT
Bill Plaschke of the L.A. Times has a feature on A.J. Ellis, who is one of the more unlikely occasional heroes on the Dodgers this year. Solid stuff as far as profiles go — they’re always better for non-stars than they are for stars — but as always, one thing sticks out to me. Usually that thing is some weird factoid. This is no different:
On a team filled with sophisticated and popular stars, Ellis is the guy who passes out peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. His father runs a Smucker’s plant that produces the popular “Uncrustables” and Ellis is a leading advocate.
I’ve never had an Uncrustable, mostly because I’m sorta wary of a sandwich that is manufactured at an industrial plant instead of made in a kitchen moments before I eat it. I do like that someone is an “advocate” for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, though. There are, like, 10,000 worse things people advocate for and feel passionately about. PB&J seems pretty harmless as far as such things go, manufactured or not.
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