The next time you take yourself out to the ball game, don't buy some peanuts and Cracker Jacks. For one, why would you buy peanuts and Cracker Jacks when Cracker Jacks already have peanuts in them? And secondly, food at baseball parks has gotten much, much better since Sultan of Swat served up dingers with a side of stale popcorn, inside a box featurinmg what we can only assume is an illustration of a child-slave sailor and his loyal attack dog.
Every modern MLB cathedral has more copious and varied food options than Babu's Dream Cafe, but some stadium fare simply slugs harder than the rest. Here, we took on the challenge of ranking every current MLB stadium by their food. But first, let's clear a few things up. We aren't including beer. So, apologies to everyone who sticks to a liquid diet during the ballgame. Secondly, while we are certainly taking the overall spread of stadium selections into account, we are heavily weighting our rankings with regards to each stadium's best overall dish. A rotation is only as good as its ace, after all -- and, when you do make it to any of these parks, you probably only have the stomach (and budget) to eat one meal, anyway. You deserve a winner.
And while -- as in life and baseball -- there are winners and losers on this ranking, all of these national-pastime meals add character and culinary ambience to their respective parks, and in their own little way, can make even the most boring of games (Marlins vs. Padres in mid-August, anyone?) somewhat bearable.
Now please rise and remove your caps.