(Eastlake, OH) The Lake County Captains, the class A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, have created a "whale" of an addition to its 2012 food & beverage menu with the introduction of the enormous Moby Dick Fish Sandwich. The Moby Dick features a 15" sesame seed hoagie roll, five quarter-pound fish filets, eight slices of cheese, six ounces of clam strips, one-third pound of French fries, one cup of cole slaw, all topped off by gobs of lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and tartar sauce. The price for the sandwich is only $20.
The final product weighs-in at over three pounds and feeds two fans uncomfortably or four fans comfortably. The sandwich, with over 4000 calories and a diet-killing 200 grams of fat, will be available in select locations throughout Classic Park at all Captains home games.
"We wanted to challenge John Klein, our Director of Food & Beverage, to create a signature item for Classic Park and the Captains this season," explained General Manager Brad Seymour. "I think it is safe to say that John and his staff took that directive to heart in creating this monster sandwich that our fans are either sure to enjoy or run from."
Individual fans will have the opportunity to take the Moby Dick Challenge and attempt to consume a single Moby Dick sandwich in less than one hour by themselves. Fans wishing to attempt this feat will do so while seated in the Moby Dick Challenge Chair located on the main concourse at Classic Park.
If they are successful, the fans who take part in the Challenge will receive a commemorative t-shirt that they can wear with pride and their photo will be placed on the Champion Eaters bulletin board at Classic Park.
The Moby Dick will swim ashore and be introduced on April 12, the Captains Opening Night of the team's Tenth Anniversary Season.
Individual game tickets go on sale on Saturday March 24 at 9 AM at the Classic Park box office, online at captainsbaseball.com and by phone at 440-954-WINS (9467). Full season tickets plans, 7-, 12-, 20-, and 35-game mini ticket plans for the 2012 season are on sale now at great prices complete with several exclusive benefits. Information can be found at the Captains website www.captainsbaseball.com.
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