Visitors to Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. can chow down on the eight pound Strasburger hamburger if they don't mind dying of congestive heart failure before they turn 60, but there are actually decent vegetarian options for those who forsake the sweet, delicious flesh of dead animals. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals [PETA] has released its list of the ten best baseball stadiums for vegetarian and vegan food and our own Nationals Park made the list -- in eighth place.
Citizens Bank Park, home of Washington's arch-rival, the hated Philadelphia Phillies, took first place on the list, in part because of a vegan chicken-steak sandwich. [I'm assuming that's a vegan version of a Philly cheesesteak with the steak replaced by chicken and the chicken replaced by something that is not chicken.]
The list includes five teams from the American League and five from the National League and cities on the east coast, west coast and the middle of the country are all represented. Looks like vegetarianism is becoming mainstream in America's past-time. Apparently, it's not just for chickpea-munching hippies any more.