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What is your favorite ballpark snack?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on March 28, 2007

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Photo of Will Krebs

“Those ice-cream sundaes that come in the miniature batting helmets. I’ve been getting them since I was a kid.”

Photo of Melissa Byrd

“It has to be the hot dog. That’s the only place they taste good.”

Photo of Nicole Richardson

“Popcorn. It’s easier to eat while you’re watching the game.”

Photo of Chris Jones

“I usually just get a soda to drink and peanuts to snack on.”


jonas 10 years, 8 months ago

Some little kids ice cream cone. They never need it as much as I do.

ohjayhawk 10 years, 8 months ago

Hot dogs with "The Authentic Stadium Mustard", if I'm in Cleveland. If I'm not in Cleveland, the roasted peanuts.

Unix_Admin 10 years, 8 months ago

Do they still do the ice cream in the batting helmets? If so, I would have to go with that.

Crossfire 10 years, 8 months ago

One Polish Dawg with Kraut, and a small Coke, please. Oh...a bag of "Salted in the Shell" peanuts too. 1975 cost $3.50

trinity 10 years, 8 months ago

i'm totally with ya crossfire, a polish&LOTS of kraut-maybe just a smidge of mustard under the kraut! peanuts, another necessity...i'll take a beer instead of the coke tho. :)

Crossfire 10 years, 8 months ago

Big beer...a buck an'a-half... That spent the whole 5.

trinity 10 years, 8 months ago

you ain't kiddin' crossfire, takes a dang bank loan to go to a ballgame&buy refreshments! :)

TheNorthlander 10 years, 8 months ago

Old Style at Wrigley Field...

...and keep 'em coming man!

Ceallach 10 years, 8 months ago

Hot dog with mustard, onions, relish and a coke.

My g-baby loves to go to the "kids" concession area at T-Bones games, and my daughter loves it too, much cheaper than spending $40 for a child to eat part of a hot dog, spill the nachos and fill up on soda.

RonBurgandy 10 years, 8 months ago

Jumbo Hot Dogs, oh and the chocolate malts.

Crossfire 10 years, 8 months ago

Sweet Home Chicago...Elwood

jonas 10 years, 8 months ago

Humanely dispose. . . in tempura batter.

jonas 10 years, 8 months ago

To sell at ballparks. My other favorite.

jonas 10 years, 8 months ago

Wuh oh! I broke 2000 posts! Probably because I keep adding to thoughts after I hit the post button.

jonas 10 years, 8 months ago

Wow, O-Bob, that worked out pretty nicely, didn't it?

beatrice 10 years, 8 months ago

Peanuts and Cracker Jack (no "s" at the end). The worst are the hot dogs in KC on "Buck" night. I know they are only a dollar, but the one time I went I was grossed out -- all pale and soft in a gooey bun. I shudder at remember seeing people wolf those down. Here in AZ at Diamondback games there is one stand that sells strawberries with real whipped cream that are pretty good.

sgtwolverine 10 years, 8 months ago

A hot dog. Somehow it just seems right at a baseball game. The hot dogs up here at Comerica Park are pretty good. (They have Hebrew National kosher hot dogs, too.)

I'm interested to see H_L's answer to this question.

roger_o_thornhill 10 years, 8 months ago

After $20 in gas to get to the 'K' and back, the $30-$50 to get in, and the $7 to park, I don't feel like eating anything. Maybe "go t-bones is right" Still costs over $10 to get in, but free parking and half the gas is tempting. Too bad they don't have more teams in their league.

sunflower_sue 10 years, 8 months ago

sgt, worth the re-read. H_L posted at 6:29.

Definitely a hot dog. Mustard and kraut. Very cold beer. (One of the few venues I will drink beer, because as sgt just seems "right.")

TongieMom 10 years, 8 months ago

Ice cream served in collectible helmets and nachos!

badger 10 years, 8 months ago

We tend to do things with a Southwest flair down here in Austin.

My favorite is Tex-Mex Cane Toad Rellenos. Cane toad stuffed with a chile-cream cheese mixture, then batter-dipped, fried, and served up with salsa and guacamole.

They go better with Shiner than Lone Star, tho.

Linda Aikins 10 years, 8 months ago

sgt - 6:29 Hannibal post - classic!

(I think we should ALL tell sgt to look back, don't you?)

Linda Aikins 10 years, 8 months ago

Is there any money in cane toad hunting? I bet Sgt could do that with a hockey puck, and klondike bar.

thanksforcoming 10 years, 8 months ago

Polish Sausage with kraut and mustard, washed down with a coorslight, and some david sunflower seeds for the rest of the game.

oldvet 10 years, 8 months ago

Hot dog(s) with relish and mustard, cold beer, in ANY minor league ball park, where there is still lots of action that keeps the game fun... my personal favorite venue is the Ft. Worth Cats...

Ceallach 10 years, 8 months ago

badger is right, TexMex all the way. . . everything's better served TexMex style :) I'm currently having the TexMex blues. Circumstances did not allow me to go South for spring break. I know that local venues do their best but it's just not the same.


concernedparent 10 years, 8 months ago

chili cheese fries and a big budlight. Oh I can't wait for April 2nd. Go Red Sox!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FreetoBe47 10 years, 8 months ago

Mr. Roger_o_thornhill,

What kind of gas guzzler do you drive? It only costs me $10 to drive to the K and back, 2 tickets in the outfield plaza are $20, parking is $7, and if you play your cards right you can eat for around $10. It is well worth the money and my son will tell you that we have made many memories at the ballpark that he will remember for many years!!!

Jace 10 years, 8 months ago

Toast on a stick! lol

(Rest in peace, Larry "Bud" Melman!)

Jace 10 years, 8 months ago

I just read an article on Yahoo entitled: " Police gun down dozens over Iraq blasts".

Civil war??!! What civil war?


Man!, Iraq is a nightmare!

And now we're about to go after Iran!

There is no doubt in my mind that this latest incident (the capture of those British sailors and marines) is straight out of "Remember the Maine!".....The sinking of the Lusitania........Gulf of Tonkin incident....Weapons of Mass Destruction.....etc. etc.

countrygirl 10 years, 8 months ago

Jace, what does that have to do with ballpark food??

TheNorthlander 10 years, 8 months ago


Have a beer and a hot dog, or nachos if you'd rather...and enjoy some down-time, eh?!!?

It'd be good for your sanity. Trust me.

TheNorthlander 10 years, 8 months ago

Parking at Kaufmann is $9, just to throw out there.

Jace 10 years, 8 months ago

Yeah, 9 dollar you can go see (statistically) the worst team in baseball (Over the past 5 years, anyway!)

I'd rather watch them at home.

Maybe this year they might do...."well" know, like maybe 81-81 or something.

beatrice 10 years, 8 months ago

I enjoy Cracker Jack while attacking Iraq, but I think I'll be more of a corn dog and peanuts type come the war against Iran.

Jace, the world is a wicked, wicked place, the war in Iraq is wrong on all levels, and professional ball players get paid way too much to do what they do. However, one can and should still enjoy a ballgame now and again -- or are all enjoyable things in life meant to come to an end until we get everything straightened out with the world? I refuse to be in that camp, as it will be a very long wait.

Jace 10 years, 8 months ago

You're right, Bea.

I just feel like this whole world is coming unglued....and it is!

And I know that there's probably not much I can do about I'm just trying to prepare myself for "the inevitable" as best I can!

(And I hope others are too!)

TheNorthlander 10 years, 8 months ago


A .500, 81-81 team is thinking very optimistic this year. Who knows, maybe they'll shock me!

Jace 10 years, 8 months ago

Yeah, I know......a .500 record for the Royals would be like the Yankees winning 120 games! lol

Oh, wait! Actually, the Yankees almost did that a while back, didn't they? Didn't they win something like 114 games in 1998?


Linda Aikins 10 years, 8 months ago

Buy hey - the memories of going to the ballpark with a parent or an aunt/uncle/whatever are to me what count. I couldn't tell you how the games came out the many times I've gone. But I can tell you who was there with me and how much fun we had.

I love all the food there. Something about eating outside at the ballpark just does it for me!

sgtwolverine 10 years, 8 months ago

Oops. I knew I should have read more carefully. Can you tell school and I never really got along very well?

And remember, I'm not jobless -- I'm self-unemployed!

(Actually, I've just been biding my time until the start of spring sports. Which happens to be this week.)

As to saving money, minor league baseball is excellent, but I would also recommend college baseball. Tickets are generally inexpensive, and it's still fun.

ohjayhawk 10 years, 8 months ago

I second sgt's thoughts. College baseball is really good. I'm lucky enough to live in the college town of the reigning Div III champs. Their games are always quite entertaining. Alas, no stadium mustard :( They do have some good roasted in-the-shell peanuts though!

Royals 10 years, 8 months ago

The Chicken basket is the best.

It's also the best value at $8.00 because it feeds two.

Linda Aikins 10 years, 8 months ago

We have season tickets to KU baseball and will attend some KU softball games too. I agree with ohjayhawk and sgt - those games are FUN! Especially watching the baseball groupies.

There is one "fan" at the KU baseball games who sits in the same spot all the time on the bleachers and is CONSTANTLY heckling the other team with this very nasal and loud voice. He alternates from humorous to just gross, but he's there in his muscle shirt almost all games.

Shelby 10 years, 8 months ago

deep fat-fried White Castle hamburger

Linda Aikins 10 years, 8 months ago

My date likes the ballgames for the same reason, C1! YOU MEN!!!

Jace 10 years, 8 months ago

How do you know they're with "wifebeaters", con1?

Is there a certain look that a wifebeater has?

Like a mullet-style haircut, maybe?

ms_canada 10 years, 8 months ago

They make some mighty fine hot-dogs at our ballpark. Nice to munch on while watching our Cracker Cats demolish the Kansas City team, what are they called? I have not got the energy to look up all the posts, but has something happened to our Bob from Houston? He does not seem to post anymore. did he get barred again? Can anyone tell me. I have been away for a while.

sunflower_sue 10 years, 8 months ago

Ms_C, Houston Bob is still here. It will be your puzzle to figure it out. Or, I may take pity on you and send you an e-mail. :) p.s. who are the Cracker Cats???

Linda Aikins 10 years, 8 months ago

Jace, "wifebeater" is the nickname for the undershirts that are ribbed and cut out at the shoulders. The mullet is just icing for the outfit.

Kuku_Kansas 10 years, 8 months ago

In Chicago we refer to a "wifebeater" as a Dago-T.

No joke.

Jace 10 years, 8 months ago

Oh, I see.

What you're referring to are those "muscle man" t-shirts.

I getcha!

Yeah, okay...on a woman....especially a rather "well-endowed" woman.....that looks good! I'm sure.

But on some dude....with a beer on the shoulders.....tons of hair under the arms......oh!, and a mullet to boot........yikes!

TheNorthlander 10 years, 8 months ago

Here's a very information Wikipedia link detailing the history and details of a "wifebeater" or "Dago-tee"

Linda Aikins 10 years, 8 months ago

Yep - I call them muscle shirts too, since I know women wear them too.

Knowing Consumer1, he doesn't care how endowed the woman is....

beatrice 10 years, 8 months ago

sgt: "I'm not jobless -- I'm self-unemployed!"

It appears your job situation depends on what your definition of is is. Either way you slice it, you are not part of the American work force.

consummer!: I hope you didn't accidentally post that on a story about attending PTA meetings or something similar. They would be coming to haul you away.

ms_canada 10 years, 8 months ago

Thats right R_I Sue it was Houston Bob who gave us the clue as to the name of our Baseball team of Cracker Cats. Has to do with Edmonton being the Oil Capital of Canada. We have a lot of refineries in our city. In fact I can see them from my front window. anyway, the cracker part is for the action of the Catalytic converter, it cracks the crude oil or something like that. I will let Houston Bob explain and clear up my stupid explanation and that may give me a clue to the mystery, no? And yes R_I , I am on the mend. but I will never ever submit to day surgery again. Four hours after coming out of the anesthetic they shoved me out the door of the hospital in a wheelchair as I was unable to walk. Not an experience I would be willing to repeat.

sgtwolverine 10 years, 8 months ago

Bea, I guess that depends on your definition of workforce; I am no longer employed by anyone, but I am running a photography business. (Officially established in Washtenaw County as of 15 March.) So I am working.

beatrice 10 years, 8 months ago

Sounds to me like you are one of them there artist types, probably living off the dole.

Sounds great!

sgtwolverine 10 years, 8 months ago

Give me time, and I'll figure out how to live off the dole. That is, of course, my ultimate goal! Until then, I'm trying to live off the local parents. It's interesting. A "buy my pictures!" existence.

Jace 10 years, 8 months ago

Goots, I care how well-endowed a woman is! See my March 22nd post regarding Sarah K. (Take a good look at her picture too while you're at it! lol)

sourpuss 10 years, 8 months ago

I really like Dippin' Dots. They're good.

purplesage 10 years, 8 months ago

Go on "buck night" when the when the little Pepsis are only about 4 X overpriced and peanuts cost just 3 times what they should, the hot dogs double, etc. Somebody should arrest the thieves that run those concessions.

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