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Macon Bacon Baseball Team Facing Calls to Change Name, Stop ‘Glorification of Bacon’

Macon Bacon Baseball Team Facing Calls to Change Name, Stop ‘Glorification of Bacon’

The mascot’s name is KEVIN! The group wants him to come out as plant-based bacon. Ron Swanson showed us what to do with vegan bacon.

The Physicians Committee of Responsible Medicine used a Georgia billboard to demand that fans stop supporting the Macon Bacon summer collegiate baseball team. They want the team to change its name and stop glorifying bacon.

I figured we all needed a laugh today:

The Physicians Committee of Responsible Medicine’s billboard is located on Interstate 16 and asks fans to “keep bacon off your plate.” The group also sent a letter to team president Brandon Raphael accusing the organization of glorifying the meat.

“Macon Bacon’s glorification of bacon, a processed meat that raises the risk of colorectal cancer and other diseases, sends the wrong message to fans,” the letter from nutrition education program manager Anna Herby, DHSc, RD, CDCES, to Raphael read. “I urge you to update the team’s name to Macon Facon Bacon and promote plant-based bacon alternatives, such as Facon Bacon or Mushroom Bacon, that will help your fans stay healthy. As for Kevin, Macon Bacon’s mascot, he can reveal that he is actually plant-based bacon.”

The team’s mascot is named KEVIN! He’s so cute!! His favorite movie is Footloose, and his favorite number is six degrees.

They want Kevin to come out as plant-based bacon.

Ron Swanson taught us what to do with plant-based bacon.

Bacon is delicious.

The team has some delicious food at the facility. Yes, the group complained about those, too:

To help fight cancer and cardiovascular disease in your community, you should encourage fans to consume delicious, healthful plant based foods instead of menu items like 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon, Bacon Wrapped Bacon, Steak Cut Bacon, Bacon Cheeseburger, Bacon Dog, Bacon Loaded Cheese Fries, Bacon Loaded Mac N Cheese, and Bacon Chips.

Raphael had a great response to the group. He told them in an eloquent way to shut up and have some fun:

“While we are disappointed in the disapproval of our branding from Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, the Macon Bacon do not view ourselves as a glorification of an unhealthy lifestyle; rather, we pride ourselves on being a fun-natured organization focused on bringing families and communities together of Middle Georgia and beyond,” Raphael said.

“We take great pride in the Macon Bacon naming rights (which our fans named), as we get to witness the smiles and laughter from our fan base – who have supported our branding since our inception — that stems from the brand’s lighthearted and playful nature. We are a family-friendly organization and we are extremely grateful for our fans.

“While we certainly offer bacon-based options on our concessions menu, our organization has developed a menu that is full of other dining variations to ensure that our fans have choices as to what they consume while enjoying their time at the ballpark, which includes a plant-based option. That was obviously not mentioned in the group’s complaint.


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There comes a time in every sports team’s life when you have to tell critics/Karens/Marxists to just STFU.

This is that time.

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to Dimsdale. | June 23, 2023 at 3:33 pm

    If we have another draft, I’m sure the barstool veterans down at the Legion hall will moan about the Dodgers.

UnCivilServant | June 23, 2023 at 2:16 pm

Mock the request. Hold a free bacon night at the park.

2smartforlibs | June 23, 2023 at 2:38 pm

If you don’t have the sense to do everything in moderation the fall out is on you.

So, now it’s the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine spreading conspiracy theories about bacon.

    GWB in reply to Neo. | June 23, 2023 at 3:09 pm

    And their name just immediately brings up images of scowling people in lab coats who look like they desperately need more sun, more meat, and more joy in their lives.

      diver64 in reply to GWB. | June 24, 2023 at 3:30 am

      I picture Dr. Hotez in that silly bowtie scowling and lecturing you…well, he does admit to eating junk food and by the looks it’s not once a week. I still picture him.

    Crawford in reply to Neo. | June 23, 2023 at 4:01 pm

    I guarantee that group consists of a post office box, a phone number that forwards to someone’s cell, and a couple of vegans with trust funds.

    Dathurtz in reply to Neo. | June 23, 2023 at 10:18 pm

    Every single really old person I know eats bacon every day.

They are “responsible” for being killjoys. May their lives be filled with faux joy
Just for that I am staging a personal counter-protest. A bacon cheeseburger sounds about right. Yum…

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to alaskabob. | June 23, 2023 at 3:34 pm

    Yum indeed. May do that for dinner.

      alaskabob in reply to The Gentle Grizzly. | June 23, 2023 at 5:09 pm

      Someone’s fat finger better be the reason for the down vote…. otherwise that is Un_American!

        The Gentle Grizzly in reply to alaskabob. | June 23, 2023 at 7:23 pm

        Whomever did it meant it. I have some on here who dislike me.

        It could be my stance on the 19th Amendment.

        It could be the fact I do not see Donald J. Trump as an infallible being, or as a savior, riding not a sunbeam down to earth from heaven, but the golden escalator of a building.

        It could be my dashing, Viking-esque good look and my grizzly-bear sweetness and charm.

        I’ll still take a good bacon burger, or meat and veggies grilled on a stick. You know. Alaskabobs!

Really? Bacon? They’re going to get butthurt over bacon? These people really need to be smacked in the face and told to STFU. Seriously, I’m having fond memories of my childhood when we just beat the fu*k out of the freaks and they knew to keep their mouths shut and their heads down. Sorry, not sorry. We need to go back to that approach… look where “being nice” has brought us.

    AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to Paul. | June 24, 2023 at 10:31 am


    Early world. Sabre toothed tigers ate the stupid.

    20th Century: Real men beat the stupid.

    21st Century: Faux men have a platform that ruins everything it touches. Butt-Hole Light, “Physicians” who want to control what we eat and medicines we are forced to take, teachers who want to groom our kids.

    Yes. Back to the days of ass kicking.

Does this Physicians group have a public stance on either providing harmful chemical cocktails to block puberty or performing double mastectomy and castration of minor children on the woke altar of trans-mania?

    Honestly, I don’t think they need to. They obviously want to suck the joy out of everyone’s life. I think most of the chemical cocktails will be arsenic and cyanide, and any surgeries will involve a tub of warm water.

    AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to CommoChief. | June 24, 2023 at 10:33 am

    Yep. COVID stopped being a thing when the fraud was visible.


    Good times.

The Gentle Grizzly | June 23, 2023 at 3:36 pm

I at first read that as “Macron”.

Bacon glorifies itself, it doesn’t need our help.

Been to a few Macon Bacon games and they are really entertaining. Try to get a ticket to a home game right now. Can’t do it. They are sold out for the rest of the season.

E Howard Hunt | June 23, 2023 at 4:24 pm

I think Beef Jerky would be more masculine. Let’s not forget it was Jethro Bodice’s stage name when he wanted to go Hollywood and knock Rock Hudson off his pedestal.

The stupid thing is that the veggie “bacon” is probably worse for you since they have to use more of the salt and nitrates to make it palatable.

    alaskabob in reply to Martin. | June 23, 2023 at 9:09 pm

    Not trying the denigrate but trying the get a decent breakfast at the Loma Linda Medical center cafeteria was a challenge… faux meat just wasn’t as good.

Subotai Bahadur | June 23, 2023 at 5:32 pm

It strikes me that someone ought to chase down “The Physicians Committee of Responsible Medicine” and identify the MD membership. And then they should publicize said membership, noting that since we are not yet a totally State controlled medical system that patients have the right to switch doctors.

And if some enterprising person should happen to encounter a member of one of the member’s families buying (gasp) bacon at a store that should receive a certain amount of publicity by name.

Subotai Bahadur

From Wikipedia:

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is a non-profit animal liberation research and advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C., which promotes a plant-based diet, preventive medicine, and alternatives to animal research, and encourages what it describes as “higher standards of ethics and effectiveness in research.”

    nordic prince in reply to Tim1911. | June 23, 2023 at 9:12 pm

    A lot of the die-hard vegan wackos are also die-hard “animal rights” wackos as well. It’s a direct relationship. They try to pass it off as a “good for your health, good for the planet” movement, but the plant-based food fad is just the latest shtick of the “meat is murder” mob.

    AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to Tim1911. | June 24, 2023 at 10:39 am

    “17,000 physicians with more than 1 million members worldwide”

    Out of 7.8 billion people on the planet, not a huge following.

    I am sure some of those starving people in Africa would trade a few crickets and locusts for some bacon right now.

healthguyfsu | June 23, 2023 at 6:09 pm

The fact that they took out a billboard just screams group of Karens

Gremlin1974 | June 23, 2023 at 6:24 pm

Just more proof that our society has reached a point of being overloaded with people that have way to much free time and are far too pampered.

    AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to Gremlin1974. | June 24, 2023 at 10:41 am

    First world problems.

    If people had to scratch the earth for their food, they would think twice about removing edibles from the menu.

    Where I live, dogs and cats are pets. Some places can’t afford to have protein as pets.

Jimmy’s Famous Seafood in Maryland has shown the way in how to deal with these chirping fools. There is nothing worse for these self-righteous true believers than being mocked.

These people will shove their new religion down everyone else’s throats and make us all as miserable as they are.

Hmmm. I wonder what they’d think of lab-grown bacon…..

Bacon, bacon, bacon, bacon, bacon, and spam.

    RandomCrank in reply to henrybowman. | June 25, 2023 at 10:43 pm

    In May, we took a trip from the Pac NW to the Midwest and stopped in Austin, Minnesota to visit the Spam Museum, which has a sense of humor.

When I lived there in the late 90’s, their minor league hockey team was the Macon Whoopie

RepublicanRJL | June 24, 2023 at 5:57 am

I remember the seesaw argument over eggs. First good, then bad, then good, then bad, bad, then good again.

I guess bacon isn’t a settled science like eggs?

I have been in medicine for over 50 years and never heard of this group. Now, bacon may have some influence of colon cancer, but as a cardiologist, I studied food as it relates to CV disease and there is zero link.

As a resident and native of Macon GA, I can report that the idiocy of the left thoroughly permeated this city’s govt. years before now. But the vast majority of baseball fans in this area are supporters of good, honest baseball and have supported the Bacon since their arrival. They play in a stadium erected in 1929, and attending a game feels like a throwback to the ’50’s, before the lunacy of the current generation took over popular culture. I am proud to be a Maconite named Kevin who is a fan of the Bacon. If the lefties need something to worry about, let it be the Biden crime family and their activities instead of a baseball team’s name.

RandomCrank | June 25, 2023 at 8:39 pm

I suggest (and will do myself) that people mail them packages of bacon.

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
5100 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20016-4131