By Nicole Campoy-Leffler

Ballpark fare has been more than peanuts and Cracker Jacks for some time now. But the world of stadium foods is reaching its boiling point, and teams and stadiums are seemingly competing against each other to see who can concoct the craziest eats. They've let their imaginations run wild, topping old standbys with all kinds of new additions and making ballpark classics look like they're on steroids. It's undeniable that stadium food is taking on a whole new role in sports — fans are seeking out these crazy eats mid-game, and even going to watch another team play just to get a taste of that stadium’s signature snack. And yes, this list slips outside America's borders a bit, but it's worth it. You'll see.

Some, or most, of these wild foodstuffs sound more like a challenge on Man v. Food than easily ignored sideline snacks. Whether it’s because of regional delicacies, like Rocky Mountain oysters at Coors Field, or typical ballpark dishes with new twists, like the Frito Pie Dog at Wrigley Field, stadiums and fans alike are focusing more on crazy, sport-inspired fun than any kind of restrained fandom. Not to mention, a few boring innings can easily be cured by the Big Boomer, a 1-pound hot dog smothered in toppings, or a 5-pound burger topped with salsa, chips, and chili.

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Rockies' Rocky Mountain Oysters

Rocky Mountain oysters are uniquely Coloradan snacks that have a reputation that precedes them. Despite their name, they are not bivalves, but are instead bull testicles that are deep-fried and served with a dipping sauce. At Denver's Coors Field, they're served on a bed of french fries.


Reds' Meat Lover's Hot Dog

Cincinnati Reds fans have more to do than just cheer for the team at the Great American Ballpark. They have a Meat Lover's Hot Dog to devour. It is a quarter-pound hot dog, which is deep-fried before being topped with heaps of chili, pepper jack cheese, and fried salami.


Brewers' Pulled Pork Parfait

Miller Park is home to the Milwaukee Brewers as well as this bizarrely sweet-sounding savory dish — the pulled pork parfait. Although parfaits are usually made with all sorts of sweet cream and fruit, this version consists of pulled pork, mashed potatoes, and chives. The fact that it's served much like a regular parfait still sort of freaks us out. (It also looks kind of delicious.)


Indians' Chicken Waffle Sandwich

It seems like someone at Progressive Field gave sandwiches a much-needed update. Why use bread when you can use waffles? They serve their fried chicken sandwich with a big fluffy waffle as the bread, which is then topped with powdered sugar.


Blue Jays' BBQ Chicken Nachos

As the only baseball stadium in Canada, Rogers Centre (home of the Toronto Blue Jays) had to really ramp up its food game. And it stepped up to the challenge with BBQ Chicken Nachos. As it sounds, it's a behemoth pile of nachos topped with chicken and barbecue sauces as well as cheese, salsa, and sour cream.

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It once was common to take a road trip following a team around the country or visit as many baseball stadiums as possible in one go, but we have a good feeling that these eats will start inspiring road trips of their own. So whether you’re loyal to the home team or are a fair-weather fan (read: snack hound), these are the ballpark eats that caught our eye for being among the wildest, most imaginative, most fun to eat, and likely worst for you dishes out there. Whatever you do, don’t start counting those calories now -- you have a ballgame to eat at.

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