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St. Paul Saints throw massive food fight on the 40th anniversary of 'Animal House'

Food fight!

UPDATE 9:20 P.M. 

Well, the food fight has been completed and the people tasked with cleaning up the mess are in for a long night. 

Approximately 8,000 fans at Tuesday's St. Paul Saints game took part in a food fight, throwing mashed potatoes, marshmallows, popcorn and whatever else they could get their hands on. 

The food fight was held to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the release of cult classic movie, Animal House

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Leave it to the St. Paul Saints to find a way to incorporate Animal House into a baseball game. 

The cult classic film will turns 40 years old today (Aug. 14), and in celebration the Saints are hosting a ballpark-wide food fighting during tonight's game against the Sioux Falls Canaries. 

"Bring your friends, family, significant others, and especially your frenemies because this is your chance to partake in a time-honored tradition of a food fight, similar to the one started by John Belushi’s character, John “Bluto” Blutarsky in the cafeteria scene from Animal House," the Saints said in a release. 

The food fight will happen during the fourth inning, when fans will be invited to the rear of their seating section where they can grab pre-packaged food, including mashed potatoes, marshmallows, popcorn and powdered donuts. 

It's going to be a gigantic mess. 

If you're partaking in this event, do know that you can also throw any food you buy from the concession stands, so if you can throw a hot dog 60 mph, feel free to do so in the direction of your friend or complete stranger. 

Although, if you can throw a hot dog that hard, you can probably throw a baseball 90 mph and that means you should be playing for the Saints. 

The Saints anticipate about 8,000 fans participating in the food fight, which will last 90 seconds. All fans will receive a rain poncho as they enter the gates to CHS Field, so you can rest assured your clothes will be saved. 

Tickets are available at saintsbaseball.com.

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