My friend T.C. Brown recently alerted me to Vitek's presence as the concession stand vendor at the Lake Air Little League ball fields. If there's a more perfect Waco-originated ball field food than a Vitek's Gut Pak, I'm not aware of it.
As someone who grew up and then came back to work in Waco, summer at Little League games has been a staple here for better and worse.
Part of me finds pleasant nostalgia in Little League games in midsummer, especially at the Lake Air fields. I spent many nights in my youth leaning on the fences at these parks, cheering on my all-star friends as they battled our cross-town rivals for 12-year-old baseball supremacy and bragging rights that would be established for years to come. This is also where I learned that it was safe and fun to flirt with baseball players' girlfriends.
On the flip side, I mostly detested covering Little League for the newspaper when I worked there. I won't go into the reasons why so that I won't offend anyone.
Either way, a Vitek's Gut Pak would have enhanced the experience.
There are city tournament all-star softball games at Lake Air Little League fields on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, so if this strikes you as a fun way to spend part of the weekend, well, now you know.
Happy Independence Day from WacoFork.