See Baseball’s Craziest, Over-the-Top Stadium Snacks

03/31/2014 at 12:18 PM ET

New York Yankees Chicken & Waffles
Courtesy New York Yankees

Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks? Looks like the lyrics to “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” may need a refresh.

This season, you’ll find everything from a churro-stuffed doughnut to fried chicken and waffles at baseball stadiums across the country, where concession stands are one-upping each other with massive fried, stuffed and smothered grub.

Check out the wildest stadium snacks available now. There’s no crying in baseball, but there may be indigestion.

The Krispy Kreme Donut Dog in Wilmington, DE, Wilmington Blue Rocks 
The team may be in the minor leagues, but their concession snack game is right up there with the majors. The Wilmington Blue Rocks have partnered with Krispy Kreme to create the mother of all ballpark snacks: a hotdog wrapped in a Krispy Kreme glazed doughnut bun, topped with a streak of raspberry jelly and salty chunks of bacon. If you’re not a fan of the jelly, you can get one topped with mustard or ketchup instead, according to the team’s Facebook page. Now, someone go eat one and report back to us immediately.

Churro Dogs at Chase Field, Arizona Diamondbacks
If you’re going to buy dessert at the game, you may as well go big. Introducing the churro dog: This mash-up is a foot-long, deep-fried, cinnamon-sugar churro topped with three scoops of frozen yogurt (you know, in case you’re watching your weight), warm caramel and chocolate sauces, whipped cream, and then stuffed inside a chocolate-glazed doughnut. It clocks in at a cool 1,117 calories and costs $8.50.

Chicken and Waffles Cart at Yankee Stadium, New York Yankees (top)
Brunch, meet baseball? Yankee Stadium introduces what seem to be a riff on McDonald’s McGriddles: fried chicken sandwiched between two (Yankees-branded) waffles. Although compared to other cities’ offerings this looks downright delicate, so those who bleed blue may have to order in multiples — or upgrade in size to the stadium’s new “Nacho Helmet:” 12 ounces of nacho chips with a choice of toppings. Because, baseball.

The Beast at Miller Park, Milwaukee Brewers Only in Milwaukee will you find a monster aptly named The Beast. A light snack, if you will: a grilled bratwurst sliced in half and stuffed with a grilled hot dog, both wrapped in bacon and topped with sauerkraut and grilled onions on a pretzel roll.

Crab Mac & Cheese Hot Dog at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore Orioles Baltimore’s famous fresh lump crabs must go into shell shock atop a Stuggy’s hot dog loaded with macaroni and cheese and topped with a peppering of Old Bay.

Boomstick at Rangers Ballpark, Texas Rangers It’s named after the bat used by Texas Rangers player Nelson Cruz, but the real hit will be in your belly after downing a 2-foot all-beef hot dog on an extra-large potato bun smothered in chili, nacho cheese, jalapenos and caramelized onions. It weighs 3 pounds, and will set you back $26.

Banana Split Sundae Helmet at U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago White Sox The Sox are sweet on what they call an “eye-popping” three-pound banana split featuring four scoops of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream. But why stop there? It’s drizzled with caramel, strawberry sauce and chocolate syrup then topped with whipped cream and cherries. Because you’re never fully dressed without multiple toppings.

—Brooke Showell

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Amy on

OMG, my stomach feels full just looking at these pictures. Too much food!! (but probably tasty)

Tango on

No wonder Americans are such fat asses.

Mike on

They’re meant to be shared, not eaten by one person.

Steve Green on

People. people, people! Who said it and what movie or show was it in?

Gary on

The BEST are the jalapeño poppers at the Oakland Coliseum….leave the rest

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