I was playing around on Twitteron Saturday night and I asked people to come up with the next great ballpark food. The responses were so tremendous that I extended the entries until last night and decided that today, right here on this blog, I would hold a vote.
I knew it would be fun to for fans to come up with the next great thing, but also knew it would mean nothing if a team didn't actually make the item. Last night, in the process of getting the submissions, I got a note from Toby Hyde, the director of broadcasting and communications for the Savannah Sand Gnats, the Single-A affiliate of the New York Mets. Within minutes, the team agreed to making the winners and putting them on its ballpark menu for every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night home games.
"This is a great opportunity for the Sand Gnats to combine America's pastime with one of Savannah's favorite activities, eating great food," said Sand Gnats team president John Katz.
"We're thrilled that CNBC.com has given us the opportunity to showcase the Next Great Ballpark Food at Historic Grayson Stadium in 2011."
The Sand Gnats aren't strangers to CNBC.com and voting.
Two years ago, their logo was a #4 seed in our minor league logo contest.
They lost in the second round to the Wichita Wingnuts logo.
So now is your chance.
Vote once for your favorite meal. Polls will close on Tuesday, March 8 at 1PM/ ET.
Now that you've voted for the best new ballpark meal, click here to vote for the best new ballpark dessert.
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