The Nashville Predators will make their first Stanley Cup Final appearance in team history on Monday in Pittsburgh, and Penguins fans already seem prepared for a large contingent of Predators fans to make the trip.
They’re also making an incredible effort to stop Predators fans from getting a catfish into PPG Paints Arena. It’s probably inevitable, but one market is certainly trying.
Wholey’s Fish Market, located just north of the arena, is implementing a show-ID policy for all purchases of whole catfish. The market will refuse service to any fan with a Tennessee license or Predators gear.
The market even had signs ready.
We have to applaud the effort, but hockey fans are dedicated. If they want to purchase a catfish in Pittsburgh, they’ll find a way. If some random person gave me $50 to buy a catfish for him or her, I’d buy a catfish — no questions asked. That’s all it would take, and an ID policy wouldn’t stop that.
Or, they could just find a different market since Wholey’s is closed on Memorial Day.