Shane Victorino of the Phillies has been pretty awesome the past couple weeks, hitting a grand slam off Sabathia in the NLDS and the game-tying homer in Game Four of the NLCS. Because of these feats, he’s gotten some publicity as of late. One reporter, obviously with no creativity whatsoever, asked him what food is his favorite. Easy question, right? He answered “spam musubi” and went on with his baseball heroics.
Until PETA, never one to miss an opportunity for publicity, got wind of this. Spam Musubi! The horror! Shane Victorino, who plays for the team with the most vegetarian-friendly stadium, is a terrible, animal-killing jerk.
Umm, wait though… back up. WTF is “Spam Musubi”? Well, I looked it up, kids, so you do not have to. It’s a lovely little treat served all over Hawai’i. It consists of a block of salted rice with a slice of Spam on top, with nori (seaweed) wrapped around it. It is often served with teriyaki sauce, tamagoyaki (Japanese omelette) and furikake (seasoning), and sometimes the Spam is cooked in jelly.
OMG, EWWW. The PETA people should really back off, because obviously Victorino has bigger problems. His taste buds do not work. Because really, jellied spam and rice wrapped in seaweed with teriyaki sauce, egg and seasoning?! Thinking of that makes me want to vomit. Ughhh.