You can get these real foods at Major League ballparks…but you probably shouldn’t eat anything else for the rest of the week if you do.
- Last year, the Arizona Diamondbacks made headlines with The D-Bat Dog—an 18-inch long corndog stuffed with bacon and cheese (at a price of a mere $25). This year, the concession stands at Chase Field have come up with something even more delicious and unhealthy: the Churro Dog. They take a chocolate long-john donut, split it down the middle like a dog bun, and place inside a cinnamon churro topped with caramel, chocolate sauce, and a few scoops of vanilla frozen yogurt. And it’s only $8.50!
- At U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago (where the White Sox play), you can get a three-pound banana split. It consists of 12 scoops of vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate ice cream (four each), and is drizzled with caramel, strawberry sauce, chocolate sauce, cherries, and covers a couple of healthy bananas. It contains 5,000 calories and costs $17.
- You can’t go to Baltimore without eating some of the local specialty, crab. You can even get it at Camden Yards, home of the Baltimore Orioles. The Walk Off is a foot-long sausage, wrapped in pretzel dough, baked, and then smothered in crab dip. (Cost: $15.)
- The Closer is available at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. It’s a grilled cheese sandwich, but each piece of bread is an entire grilled cheese sandwich. Between the sandwiches are bacon, and nine different kinds of cheese.
- Tropicana Field, home of the Tampa Bay Rays, has a challenge for you: the Fan vs. Food Burger. It’s four pounds of beef, cheese, bacon, and all the trimmings. It’s the size of a dinner plate and as tall as three Bathroom Readers (which you’ll probably need if you eat the whole thing). If you can finish the $30 burger (along with a pound of French fries), you get a free T-shirt, and two free tickets to a future Rays game.