The internet has been ablaze with South Dakota’s new corn-bassador, the “Corn Kid,” for weeks, but one little leaguer took his love for chicken (or at least, one specific poultry product) to the next level this month at the Little League World Series.
During the World Series game between Webb City and Iowa, players were introduced by a few fun facts (such as nickname, favorite singer, etc.). When 11-year-old Brody Jackson stepped up to bat, Brody’s dream job popped up — chicken nugget taste tester. After all, what kid doesn’t love chicken nuggets?
We wonder if Jackson had any idea he was playing baseball in the top U.S. poultry-producing state: Iowa?
Dream big, kiddo pic.twitter.com/DJKA1Ef2T0
— Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) August 10, 2022
Brody told Today, “It started off as kind of like a joke. But then it was on ESPN, and it just started growing and growing. And more people started seeing it.”
If baseball doesn’t work out, the third baseman for the all-star team now has other opportunities (dream big, Brody!)
Restaurant chain Wendy’s soon caught wind about Brody’s dream job and got in contact with the baseball player right after his team beat Iowa. Not one to miss out on the fun, the fast-food giant treated the whole team to a post game nugget party and awarded Brody the title of “Honorary Chicken Nugget Taste Tester” and free nuggets every week for the next year.
Well tonight @Wendys honored Webb City’s Brody Jackson with a certificate and gift cards for a free chicken nuggets for a whole year!
This is after a pic went viral during the Little League World Series saying Brody’s dream job was to be a “Chicken Nugget Taste Tester”! pic.twitter.com/6KxgtBtMTr
— Chaz Wright (@ChazWrightTV) August 19, 2022
A true lover of all things chicken nuggets, Brody’s mom shared that he prefers his nuggets plain. You know, so he doesn’t ruin the chicken.
But, Brody’s message didn’t stop with Wendy’s. Chic-fil-A also bought the team a whole poultry-based meal.
The Chicken Nugget tour continues for Webb City LL player Brody Jackson who is a professional chicken nugget taste tester now! His stop today was Chick-fil-A who served him, his teammates and their families a whole meal! @KODESports | @wcbaseballcards | @barstoolsports pic.twitter.com/kf6FnnuReC
— Chaz Wright (@ChazWrightTV) August 27, 2022
And, while all of this publicity for poultry products may seem like just “fun and games,” the U.S. is the world’s largest poultry meat producer and second largest egg producer.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. consumption of poultry meat is considerably higher than beef or pork.