- The only magic in food at sports games is still left in baseball. Baseball doesn't only stand out among the rest because its America's past time, it lasts forever, and it has the longest sport's season with 162 games. The food atmosphere at the ball game is completely original and unforgettable. You eat peanuts, Cracker Jacks, and hot dogs.
I split fan time between the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Nationals. I grew up along the DC border, but there was no professional baseball team in the city for the majority of my life. Therefore, my family followed the Orioles.
The Nationals have a new stadium that despite its over sized HD screen in center field, it can't compare to Camden Yards in Baltimore. Camden Yards isn't only rich in character with its red brick style, open right field for fans to stand, back walkway boasting food spots behind center field, and brass baseballs cemented everywhere showing former home run ball landings.
You can still pack a cooler of cooked hot dogs and waters to bring into the stadium. If you forgot to prepare, there's plenty of food vendors selling large sodas, waters, hot dogs, and peanuts for you to carry through the stadium gates. At any other professional or college level sporting event you can't bring food into the stadium.
When I go to the ballgame I boil a plethora of hot dogs, wrap them up in foil individually, pack them in a cooler with bottled waters, peanuts, and Cracker Jacks, candy, sunflower seeds, and whatever else I can think of. That's my full food lineup for a baseball game. No matter what the score is at the end of the game I'll always have the memories of hot dogs, peanuts, and Cracker Jacks. Also, if you're anything like me, you might sit and watch the game with a mouthful of sunflower seeds too.
Do you like eating hot dogs, peanuts, and Cracker Jacks at baseball games?