This Sea Dogs treat is trying to top a donut bacon cheeseburger in a national food fight

The Pirates are leaving Portland but baseball season has begun, and the Sea Dogs need your help. We’re not talking about buying tickets, though you should do that., the official website of Minor League Baseball, is running a Food Fight contest pitting every minor league team’s signature ballpark treat against one another.

The Sea Dogs’ offering is the Mount Dessert Island, described as a “fried dough shell filled with soft-serve ice cream and topped with hot fudge, caramel, whipped cream, rainbow sprinkles, Reese’s Pieces, M&Ms and cherries in a Sea Dogs helmet.”



If fried dough and an ice cream sundae sounds like a decadent combo, we’ll have you know it’s one of the more restrained and reasonable in this match-up. Most of these junk food masterpieces involve a burger, smoked meat, buffalo wing sauce, macaroni and cheese or something deep-fried. Many include two, three or four of the above.

Lets look at some of the competition:

Here’s the Sacramento River Cats’ entry, the Donut Bacon Cheeseburger.

The Quad Cities River Bandits have this terrifying heap of calories called “Porkzilla.”

No offense to the Quad Cities area, but I don’t think I’d touch that, let alone consume it.

Not to be outdone in the pile-of-pork department, the New Hampshire Fishercats over in Manchester have “The Squealer” (Not to be confused with the Akron Rubberducks’ “Squealer,” a pulled-pork stuffed, bacon-wrapped foot-long hot dog that deserves some points for creativity).

Here’s the New Hampshire squealer:



On the off chance that picture makes you hungry instead of giving you nightmares, you can head over to Manchester and try one this week when the Sea Dogs play three away games there.

Want to see more strange stadium food, including multiple entries that put meat into ice cream cones and a corn dog filled with shrimp and grits? Click here for the full list.