Going to bat for ballpark food

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Shake Shack at Citi Field has taken some shots this week after two claims of bad hamburgers.

Philadelphia Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg and New York Mets first baseman Lucas Duda both claim they got food poisoning after eating a hamburger at Shake Shack at the New York Mets' Citi Field over the weekend.

We're here to help -- with a reminder of all things delicious at ballparks across the country.

With apologies to your arteries, treat yourself to our sample four-course stadium menu featuring some of baseball's finest eats.

First course

What better place to start your meal than at the Waffle House, at Turner Field in Atlanta. Stop by and help yourself to, what else, a waffle smothered in maple syrup. When in the South, y'all!

Appetizer No. 2

With nine innings to play, you're going to have to pace yourself. Might we recommend the "Walk Off" at Camden Yards in Baltimore? It is a sausage in a pretzel roll, topped with an Old Bay crab dip because, Maryland.

Main course

By now, you should be ready for the entree. While it was hard to pick just one of the incredible offerings out there, this 4-POUND BURGER -- served with a POUND of french fries -- at Tropicana Field in Tampa Bay gets our vote. If you can find a way to make it through this monstrosity, you get two free tickets to a future game and a T-shirt, which will no longer fit.


No meal would be complete without dessert. For the best deal in baseball, throw your diet to the wind at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago and enjoy this 12-scoop banana split served in a REGULAR-SIZED BASEBALL HELMET. Seriously. But at least the bananas provide you with your daily recommended serving of fruit, right?


If you can still move, wash your meal down with a Bloody Mary at Target Field in Minneapolis. Lucky for you, this adult drink is served with a bacon cheeseburger as a garnish. Yes, you read that correctly.

Doubleheader, anyone?

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