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Getting Out Of Food Lines At Minute Maid? There's An App For That

Last night, the Astros unveiled a new wave of technology for the lazy. Yes, now instead of having to wait in line for your food at Astros games, you can have it made from your seat, get texted when your food is ready, and walk over to get it and pay for it.

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The new MLB.com At Bat app, known as Express Line, will also alert fans when their food is ready with a text message. Minute Maid Park is the first MLB park to debut the Express Line service

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The new service will go into effect when the gates open for Monday night's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at 5:35 p.m.

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"The Astros mission is to have the best fan experience in Major League Baseball," Astros vice president of events guest services Marty Price said in a statement.

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Three thoughts on this:

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1) Are we really so jaded about human interaction that we can't even talk to vendors at sporting events now?
2) So you still have to walk over and get it? Why not hire designated food runners if you're already training people to be lazier. What was the gain? Two minutes of awkward waiting for your food and drink?
3) We are talking about the Houston Astros, right? What lines?

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