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Once Again the Texas Rangers Try to Out Fair Food the State Fair of Texas

The methodology for creating money-making baseball dishes is simple. Walk into any 7-Eleven, grab three products, put them in a box and shake. The food objects don't have to have any pre-existing relationship with each other and they can be savory or sweet. You get bonus points for anything that goes over standard nutritional recommendations for fat, sodium or calories.

As evidence, check out the Diamondback's churro dog, which takes a three-scoop frozen yogurt sundae complete with whipped cream, caramel and chocolate sauce, plops it on top of a churro and wraps everything up in a chocolate glazed doughnut. Baseball food is getting crazier each year, and our Texas Rangers have a reputation for starting the trend.

Out in Arlington, deep-fried Oreos, deep-fried funnel cake fries and fried Twinkies were recently announced in what looks like an effort to best the undisputed deep-fried giant State Fair of Texas. And with 81 games at home, versus three weeks of the State Fair, it looks like Globe Life Park is gaining the upper hand.

And there's more gluttony at hand. The brand new Just Bacon stand will offer multitudes of bacon when it makes its debut this season. Expect candied bacon, bacon cotton candy, bacon lollipops, bacon sunflower seeds and bacon beer from Oregon-based Rogue Breweries.

Suddenly the Boomstick doesn't seem like such a frightening thing. Just a few years ago, when the stadium announced the 24-inch hot dog smothered in chili, nacho cheese, jalapenos and caramelized onions, the creation was frightening. Now it seems like a tidy snack you grab in the first inning, just before the real eating begins.

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