Major league baseball swings into action this week. While baseball players are deciding on their weapon of choice, the iconic Louisville slugger or a Marucci bat, paramedics are making their decisions on how many defibrillators to have on hand due to the overabundance of ballpark foods on steroids.
For starters, the Phillies will be offering the jaw opener The Wayback Triple Triple Cheeseburger, a nine patty cheeseburger; approximately 2,200 calories and 61 grams of saturated fat. Below is a list of some of the leading ballpark foods on steroids.
· Texas Poutine Potato Chip Nachos – Fresh fried, home-made potato chips topped with Texas-style cream gravy, bacon, shredded cheddar cheese with a choice of brisket or southwestern-style chicken. Don’t forget to ask for some jalapenos.
· D-Bat Dog – For only $25 at Arizona Diamondback games, baseball fans can now indulge on an 18-inch corn dog stuffed with cheese, jalapenos and bacon with a side of fries.
· PPP – Pulled Pork Parfait at Milwaukee’s Miller Park. Looks like a dessert, but is a parfait consisting of pulled pork, mashed potatoes and pork gravy. Tweet @MillerParkPork.
· Three Pound Banana Split – 5,000 calories plus! Twelve scoops of ice cream, bananas and all your favorite sundae toppings at U.S. Cellular Field (White Sox). I forgot to mention, the $17 treat is served in a full size batting helmet.
· The Closer – Available at Pittsburgh Pirates games, a grilled cheese sandwich made with nine cheeses and candied bacon, topped with a healthy apple compote spread.
Who do you predict will win this year’s MLB’s MVP – Most Valuable Paramedic?