Ballpark Food: The Good, The Bad and the Unique 

It is no mystery why one would want to go to a baseball game. To cheer on your favorite team as they try to add one more W to the win column, positioning themselves ever closer to the end goal of winning the World Series. Some fans do it for the experience. Whether it’s having a few drinks with friends or bonding over nachos, the point is always to have a good time. Everyone is different and most ballparks are great at accommodating even the most casual of fans. 

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However, in the past couple of years ballparks seem to have elevated the concept of ballpark food to a whole new level. For example, the Texas Rangers have what’s called a “BoomStick“, which is a two foot long hot dog. But the ingenuity, if you want to call it that, doesn’t stop there. The Arizona Diamondbacks have what they call the “Churro Dog“, which is a churro inside of a donut bun with grape or strawberry jelly. Every year ballpark food seems to get more and more interesting. Just this year the Seattle Mariners unveiled a new menu item, “Roasted Grasshoppers”, which is exactly what it sounds like. 

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I wouldn’t go so far as to say the new food items at ballparks are like the food you find at the state fair l, but it’s really close. The next question is would you be willing to try it? For me I am pretty open to trying new things, so yes I probably would try these items. It’s hard to say if adding these creations makes the food any better, but it definitely adds to the experience. 

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