Spring has arrived and baseball is in the air. This is the time of year when baseball fans' hopes and dreams are alive and well.
Everyone is in the race, and October baseball is still a possibility for the ardent supporters of every franchise. Most people get out to their home teams ballpark, and maybe even follow them on the road from time to time.
Others, myself included, like to travel the country to see different venues in different cities regardless of who is playing. The "Ballpark Experience" comes in many forms. A big rivalry like a Cardinals-Cubs matchup at Wrigley Field certainly gives the fans attending a sure fire good time. Opening day in Cincinnati is another that's hard to beat.
I have found that the food at the ballpark also goes a long, long way toward a memorable baseball experience. It provides much of the ballpark aroma that goes right along with the sights and sounds we take home with us in the form of memories.
I want this to be a guide to the top nine food experiences you will find around our nation's great baseball venues. We will start at No. 9 and count down to the very best in two categories. The best food and the best dog (no ballpark experience can be complete without sampling of the local hot dog).
I hope you enjoy my findings and I welcome any input you can give me based on your own findings.