Adding Cracker Jack to hot dogs highlights baseball food craze

Mar 24, 2016, 9:54 AM | Updated: 12:06 pm

What ever happened to buying regular peanuts or popcorn? Or maybe some sunflower seeds? Heck, if you wanted to shake things up, you might dabble with some cotton candy.

Now, we’re dealing with concoctions such as the “Burgerizza.” The Atlanta Braves thought the one thing fans would love in the team’s final season at Turner Field is a $26 pizza-burger extravaganza.

Of course, the Arizona Diamondbacks applaud the effort by the Braves. Arizona isn’t a stranger to introducing new foods to fans, having already graced everyone with the Churro Dog last season and the Mega Dog this year, exclusive to spring training. The Diamondbacks also announced the new Cheeseburger Dog to join their hot dog lineup.

Other teams are taking notice of this food frenzy and are jumping stomach first in the exotic food demand.

Sooner or later, someone is going to have to ask if the people creating these concession items are just throwing darts at a wall and saying, “alright, looks like we got a hot dog, mix it with macaroni and cheese and sprinkle some Cracker Jack on top.”

Who comes up with these ideas? Are team executives asking their children what their favorite foods are and thinking it might be a good idea to just throw them in a blender?

Round of applause for the Texas Rangers. They have officially constructed a burger, if we can still even call it such, where people are forced to choose whether to start from the bottom or the top.

Being dubbed “The Wicked Pig,” it looks like the mad scientist who created this didn’t let any of the pig go to waste. Priced at $27, fans will be hard pressed on deciding if they really need this monster burger or a full tank of gas.

If you did decide on purchasing one of these options, possibly justifying ways of not hating yourself along the way, a new dilemma ensues: how do you manage to consume these items in stadium seats? We would need a trough to make sure we got everything in our mouths versus on our clothes.

Remember, if you do try to test the durability of your stomach lining, do yourself a favor and wear a pair of elastic sweat pants. You don’t want to be the guy who breaks their belt at a baseball game.

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