Ten crazy food creations you can eat at minor league baseball games

Mike Oz
May 17, 2013

In the minor leagues, creativity is king. When you're running a team, you can't necessarily count on players being there. They get shuffled around all the time. Instead, you have to sell tickets with gimmicks, weird promo nights and crazy food creations.

Minor League Baseball, in its current Food Fight contest, has narrowed down 64 crazy culinary treats you can get at its stadiums around the country. There are four categories — gut busters, hogs 'n' dogs, local legends and scrumptious sandwiches. You can head to their site to vote for the ones that look most appetizing.

Here at The Stew, we're going to forego all the categories and just show you 10 that we think are the craziest — we're talking weird, wacky, over-the-top. Stuff you'd expect to find at the county fair. It's up to you whether you actually want to track these down and eat them, or just stare at the pictures and drool. No judgement either way. 

(Pics and descriptions via Minor League Baseball)

Name: Queen City Club
Made by: New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Double-A, Toronto Blue Jays)
Description: A pretzel roll piled with pulled pork and topped with coleslaw, with a half-pound bacon-Swiss burger on top. There's another layer of turkey and ham, with honey mustard and a speared pickle to finish it off.
Pepto-scale rating: Five (out of five) = Gulp it between bites

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Name: Three Dog Night
Made by: Akron Aeros (Double-A, Cleveland Indians)
Description: A hot dog, stuffed inside a bratwurst, stuffed inside a kielbasa, served on a hoagie roll and topped with sauerkraut and ballpark mustard.
Pepto-scale rating: Three = Keep it handy. You never know.

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Name: Funnel Dog
Made by: Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Double-A, Kansas City Royals)
Description: Simple: Hot dogs wrapped in funnel cake and coated with powdered sugar.
Pepto-scale rating: Four = Right after you're done eating

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Name: Triple Play Sandwich
Made by: Reno Aces (Triple-A, Arizona Diamondbacks)
Description: Pulled pork and brisket wedged between three slices of bread and generous amounts of coleslaw. BBQ meatballs, pickles and cherry peppers adorn the skewers that hold the sandwich together.
Pepto-scale rating: Two = Leave it in the car

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Name: Fifth Third Burger
Made by: West Michigan Whitecaps (Single-A, Detroit Tigers)
Description: A five-pound, 5,000-calorie burger the contains, from bottom to top, an 8-inch bun, a half cup of chili, five one-third pound burger patties, five slices of American cheese, crushed corn chips, nacho cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, salsa, optional jalapenos and another 8-inch bun.
Pepto-scale rating: Five = Gulp it between bites

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Name: Fried Bologna
Made by: Buffalo Bisons (Triple-A, Toronto Blue Jays)
Description: Polish-style bologna, pan-fried, topped with sharp American cheese. It's smothered with sautéed sweet peppers and onions and placed in a fresh-baked Kaiser roll.
Pepto-scale rating: Three = Keep it handy. You never know.

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Name: BBQ Sundae
Made by: Rome Braves (Class-A, Atlanta Braves)
Description: A layer of cornbread topped with BBQ pork, covered with homemade coleslaw and finished off with another slice of cornbread, served sundae style in a cup with a spoon.
Pepto-scale rating: One = Wait until you get home

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Name: Pickle Dogs
Made by: Charleston RiverDogs (Class-A, New York Yankees)
Description: A double sour dill pickle sliced lengthwise, then hollowed out and filled with cole slaw and an all-beef hot dog.
Pepto-scale rating: Three = Keep it handy. You never know.

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Name: The Babe
Made by: Corpus Christi Hooks (Double-A, Houston Astros)
Description: Cheddar wurst, wrapped in a hamburger, then bacon and packed into a fresh roll.
Pepto-scale rating: Four = Right after you're done eating.

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Name: Moby Dick Sandwich
Made by: Lake County Captains (Class-A, Cleveland Indians)
Description: Five quarter-pound fish filets, eight slices of cheese, six ounces of clam strips, one-third pound of french fries and a cup of cole slaw, all topped with gobs of lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and tartar sauce and packed in a 15-inch hoagie roll.
Pepto-scale rating: Four = Right after you're done eating

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