It's Opening Day in baseball stadiums across America. (Well, sort of.) That not only means the official return of our country's national pastime, but also the return of our country's second national pastime: gorging on extreme foods. And this year features some true gastronomic wonders. Or horrors, depending on your perspective.
Each year in order drum up new customers for those long rain delays, stadiums try to outdo one another when it comes to concessions, which leads to some serious eating innovations. Unfortunately, many them involve the limits of human endurance (and stomachs.) Last year's champion was Rangers Stadium (also known as Global Life Park), which offered a slew of excessive food: the Boomstick, a 24-inch hot dog drenched in chili, cheese, and toppings weighing in at 3 pounds; the "Totally Rossome" Boomstick, which piles brisket and Doritos on top of a 2-foot dog; a 24-inch pretzel; a 24-inch quesadilla; and a 1.5-pound burger.
But this year's challengers are no slouches. The Rangers' home park is back with some new treats, of course, but it's not alone in letting fans pig out in gluttonous glory. So in honor of Opening Day, let's rank the best new additions to concession stands this season.