Ballpark Estimate

Take me out to the ball game, take me out with the crowd. Buy me some fruit skewers and vegan dogs: In an undeniable harbinger of spring, has posted a piece called “Healthiest and Unhealthiest Ballpark Snacks.”

Like Eat This, Not That!, the Forbes piece suggests you substitute baked potatoes and wraps for greasy barbecue. And we won’t even talk about the all-you-can-eat sections at several ballparks (in a stunning display of restraint, beer is not included in the all-you-can-eat price).

But really, who are these articles helping? Presumably most people over the age of 15 know that cheese fries are not very healthy and salads are better for you. Accompanied by a slideshow that shows glistening heaps of nachos in near-pornographic glory, articles like this one are probably more likely to just give those who choose to eat junk food a good idea of the tastiest ways to ingest the most calories.

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