Designated Eater: Tim's Burger, Suns Dog

Chris Ruffner, on cusp of college, samples Hagerstown cuisine

Municipal Stadium, home of the Hagerstown Suns, opened in 1931. What food items lurk therein? Read on to find out.

By Benjamin Hill | November 1, 2019 5:21 PM ET

Ben Hill concluded his 2019 ballpark travels at Hagerstown Municipal Stadium. Chris Ruffner, his Designated Eater, had a Tim Burger, Suns Dog and more.

Benjamin Hill is a reporter for MiLB.com and writes Ben's Biz Blog. Follow Ben on Twitter @bensbiz. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Designated Eater: A final meal in Potomac

Jennings Compton invents new item at penultimate P-Nats game

The Potomac Nationals are no more, but memories of the food at Pfitzner Stadium will live on for eternity.

By Benjamin Hill | October 30, 2019 12:46 PM ET

During the Potomac Nationals final homestand, food options were scarce. Ben Hill and Designated Eater Jennings Compton responded by inventing a new burger.

Benjamin Hill is a reporter for MiLB.com and writes Ben's Biz Blog. Follow Ben on Twitter @bensbiz. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Designated Eater: Daniel Rivas chows down

The Grizzly Fanatic samples tri-tip, "car"-ne asada, tacos, more

Daniel Rivas, the Grizzly Fanatic, was Ben Hill's Designated eater at Fresno's Chukchansi Park on July 27.

By Benjamin Hill | October 29, 2019 1:12 PM ET

When Ben Hill visited the Fresno Grizzlies, Daniel "Grizzly Fanatic" Rivas was his Designated Eater. Daniel ate lowrider fries, tacos, tri-tip and churros.

Benjamin Hill is a reporter for MiLB.com and writes Ben's Biz Blog. Follow Ben on Twitter @bensbiz. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Designated Eater: Nando meets the Mets

Noted Syracusan samples the goods on Butter Sculptures Night

Syracuse legend Nando DiFino served as Designated Eater on July 12, when the Mets took the field as the Butter Sculptures.

By Benjamin Hill | October 28, 2019 1:14 PM ET

When Ben Hill visited the Syracuse Mets, legendary native son Nando DiFino was his Designated Eater. Nando ate all the food with balletic grace and aplomb.

Benjamin Hill is a reporter for MiLB.com and writes Ben's Biz Blog. Follow Ben on Twitter @bensbiz. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Designated Eater: Improvisations in Auburn

Cotton candy dog inventor creates new item at Doubledays game

The Auburn Doubledays offer the complementary triumvirate of cheeseburgers, salt potatoes and macaroni and cheese.

By Benjamin Hill | October 9, 2019 12:34 PM ET

When MiLB.com's Ben Hill visited the Auburn Doubledays, Tom Ando was his Designated Eater. Tom took matters into his own hands and invented a new burger.

Benjamin Hill is a reporter for MiLB.com and writes Ben's Biz Blog. Follow Ben on Twitter @bensbiz. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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On the Road: Shagging in Hagerstown

Suns co-owner Dahbura found 'key to happiness' on field

In addition to being a Hagerstown Suns co-owner, Tony Dahbura has spent 17 seasons as the team's batting practice ball shagger.

By Benjamin Hill | September 12, 2019 11:34 AM ET

Tony Dahbura is not just part of the Hagerstown Suns ownership group. He's also a Minor League schedule-maker and a veteran ball-shagger. Ben Hill reports.

Benjamin Hill is a reporter for MiLB.com and writes Ben's Biz Blog. Follow Ben on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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On the Road: Hagerstown's team spirit

Suns Fan Club supports players, celebrates team history

This season, the Hagerstown Suns often wore theme jerseys commemorating the 1954-55 Hagerstown Packets.

By Benjamin Hill | September 9, 2019 10:26 AM ET

The Hagerstown Suns Fan Club has a small budget, but a big heart. When Ben Hill visited Municipal Stadium, he gained insight into how the group operates.

Benjamin Hill is a reporter for MiLB.com and writes Ben's Biz Blog. Follow Ben on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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On the Road: A fond farewell to the Pfitz

Potomac fans share memories from venerable Virginia ballpark

Richard G. Pfitzner Stadium, located in Prince William County, hosted Carolina League baseball from 1984 through 2019.

By Benjamin Hill | September 5, 2019 10:10 AM ET

The Potomac Nationals played their final game at Pfitzner Stadium on Aug. 29. MiLB.com's Ben Hill was on the scene as loyal fans said goodbye.

Benjamin Hill is a reporter for MiLB.com and writes Ben's Biz Blog. Follow Ben on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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P-Nats leave half-man, half-beast legacy

How bizarre bobbleheads became a Pfitzner Stadium tradition

By Benjamin Hill | September 2, 2019 10:31 AM ET

As Washington's Class A Advanced affiliate prepares to relocate, Ben Hill takes a looks back at the P-Nats' unlikely legacy of bizarre half-man, half-beast bobbleheads.

Benjamin Hill is a reporter for MiLB.com and writes Ben's Biz Blog. Follow Ben on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Designated Eater: El Paso's many flavors

Chihuahuas food and drink draws from influences near and far

At Southwest University Field, home of the El Paso Chihuahuas, one can find a preponderance of unique culinary options.

By Benjamin Hill | August 20, 2019 3:01 PM ET

Designated Eater Daniel Acuña joined Ben Hill at an El Paso Chihuahuas game, where he enjoyed Rangoon Dogs, meaty Border Nachos and even meatier drinks.

Benjamin Hill is a reporter for MiLB.com and writes Ben's Biz Blog. Follow Ben on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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