It’s Opening Day for MLB and Concessions are Wilder Than Ever
One Major League ballpark this year will sell sweet potato fries with powdered sugar, chopped pecans, and whipped cream on top, and they're drizzling it with chocolate sauce and Nutella. Just take our money right now. Concessions for the win!
If you have the chance to get to Arlington this spring or summer, the Rangers will have plenty of tempting food options waiting for you.
If we eat a chicken strip that weighs two pounds, is that an automatic 2-pound weight gain? It might be fun to find out. The Texas Rangers are making headlines for their Fowl Pole offering, and that's described as a 2-pound hand battered chicken tender that's fried and served on a bed of crisp waffle fries with Ranch and Honey Mustard dipping sauce. That sounds like a sharable. Or a totally-worth-it stomach ache.
There will be plenty of creative concessions all over the country at MLB stadiums this season, and not all of them will be diet busters.
Ballpark Digest says some of the dishes at T-Mobile Park in Seattle this year will range from a Caribbean Roast Sandwich to roasted corn on the cob, to a new Grand Salami Sandwich, which is a tribute to the Mariners' late play-by-play announcer Dave Niehaus. They'll have vegan and vegetarian options too.
The New York Yankees will offer some wild concessions. They'll have avocado bites that are deep-fried and served with a habanero sauce. The Chicago White Sox are the ones that will serve up the aforementioned sweet potato fries topped with powdered sugar and Nutella. And the Milwaukee Brewers will showcase cheese with the Wisconsin Ultimate Cheese Fry, and that's a mix of twister fries and fried cheese curds topped with more cheese and bacon. Oh, and if you want a piece of meat that's longer than your torso, the LA Dodgers will be selling a 16.5-inch jalapeno cheddar sausage topped with grilled onions, roasted corn, and avocado relish, and sour cream. This is why there isn't much crowd noise in baseball. Our mouths are full.
Do you ever wonder if the players can smell the food? There's so much of it cooking during the game, I would think the scent finds its way at least to first base. But let's hope the Rangers don't get too distracted by all of us fans stuffing our faces with fried chicken tenders that are bigger than our heads, and that they can concentrate on the games this season. All 162 of them.
The Rangers host the Cubs today on Opening Day, and if we can't be in Arlington for the game, we should totally open up some chips and dip here in East Texas and chase that with some Nutella. This will be a good season for so many reasons.