To the hardcore baseball fan, minor league games are about prospect watching, but to the casual (or non) fan, these games are all about having a good time, drinking beer, attempting to catch one of those t-shirts they’re throwing into the stands, and wrecking one’s digestive system with some interesting food choices.
The West Michigan Whitecaps have held a fan vote for four years now to select the next season’s interesting food options. This year’s winner is “Baco” which is a probably meant to be a creative way to combine the words “Bacon” and “Taco” except it just looks like B-A-C-O-N without the final “N”.
"Oink, oink! The winner of the fourth annual Whitecaps food contest is the Baco! This taco in a specially-made bacon shell was the top vote-getter in the annual contest to determine Fifth Third Ballpark’s next culinary delight and will be on the menu for fans to purchase at Whitecaps games this season.[snip]The Baco received a staggering 30% of the online votes, while second place with 27% of the vote went to The Bad Joke (a corn dog covered in cheese with two strips of duck bacon on a bun…it will quack you up!). Third place was, a virtual tie between Crash’s favorite snack, Rascal Chow (popcorn, bacon and Reeses) and Teeny Weenies (little hot dogs in mini helmets), with 9% each."
It’s a taco, but the crummy shell has been replaced with an ample amount of bacon.
For me — as the holder of a five-game Whitecaps mini ticket plan — the inclusion of “Baco” on the menu is both an intriguing and completely horrifying proposition. I’m definitely getting one.