Top 5 crazy culinary delights at MLB ballparks in 2014
As if the indulgence of watching baseball for three hours (or four, if you’re a Yankees or Red Sox fan) isn’t enough gluttony for one evening, ballparks around the country are coming up with ridiculous, over-the-top, food selections. And we’re not talking about “peanuts and Cracker Jack.” We’re talking mounds and mounds of pure gastronomic bliss. Here are the Top 5 items that if you can afford, there’s no way you’ll be able to finish!
(Calorie counts approximated by completely unscientific methods)
5. Bacon on a stick (Texas Rangers, Globe Life Park in Arlington, $7)
Mmmm Bacon – Homer Simpson
And it’s on a stick, so your hands don’t have to get all greasy. And it’s a nice Texas thick cut, not one of those New England stringy strips. ESPN’s Richard Durrett has the tweet. Calorie count = 1000.
— Richard Durrett (@espn_durrett) March 26, 2014
4. “Heavenly Nachos” (Los Angeles Angels, Angel Stadium, $16.50) Lots of things go in batting helmets. Batters heads. Five or six baseballs. Tortilla chips, melted cheese, sour cream, jalapenos, and meat. Sam W. from Yelp has the bleacher photo of the goods. Calorie count = 2250.
3. “D-bat Dog,” 18-inch corn dog stuffed with cheese and bacon (Arizona Diamondbacks, Chase Field, $25) And since that won’t fill you up, they’ll throw in a side of fries. Let me guess, you can add chili and cheese to those, too? The State Fair of Texas may need to up its game when it comes to corny dogs! ESPN’s Darren Rovell on the tweet. Calorie count = 2766.
2. “Choomongous”, 2-foot Asian beef sandwich with spicy slaw, on a bun (Texas Rangers, Globe Life Park in Arlington, $26) Everything is bigger in Texas and the Rangers aren’t messing around. Named for offseason acquisition Shin-Soo Choo from South Korea, the Choomongous is probably not something he would down in the clubhouse before the game. ESPN’s Richard Durrett again on the tweet. Calorie count = 3875.
1. 12 scoop, 3 pound banana split in a helmet (Chicago White Sox, U.S. Cellular Field, $17) Who wouldn’t want 12 scoops of ice cream? Enough to feed an entire little league team, ESPN’s Darren Rovell has the tweet that shows this monstrosity. Calorie count = if you have to count it, you can’t afford it.
– David Whitlock