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PETA hails the veggie dogs of Pawtucket


Some years back, when Jack White joined Mr. and Mrs. N4N for a game at Fenway, Jack's lovely wife, Beth, a vegetarian, was hard-pressed to find appealing menu choices from among the traditional ballpark offerings. Yet the outlook is a lot brighter at McCoy Stadium, according to the creative minds at PETA:

Pawtucket, R.I. — As ballparks across the country continue to expand their menus, there are more healthy, humane, and delicious vegetarian options than ever before. So once again, PETA has picked the top 10 vegetarian-friendly minor league ballparks, and McCoy Stadium—home of the Pawtucket Red Sox—has scored fourth place.

Red Sox fans can choose from an array of delicious meatless options, including veggie dogs, Gardenburgers, veggie trays and wraps, and fruit smoothies.

Placing first this year is the Fisher Cats' Stadium, with offerings such as veggie burgers and grilled-vegetable sandwiches.

Rounding out the top 10 are the Durham Bulls' Athetic Park, the Tacoma Rainers' Cheney Stadium, the Memphis Redbirds' AutoZone Park, the Aberdeen Ironbirds' Ripken Stadium, the Rochester Red Wings' Frontier Field, the Frederick Keys' Harry Grove Stadium, and West Virginia Power's Appalachian Power Park.

"The food vendors at McCoy Stadium are swinging for the fences when it comes to offering fans great vegetarian options that are kind to their health and to animals," says PETA Assistant Director Dan Shannon. "Cholesterol-packed meaty fare makes fans fat, so if you want to stand up for the seventh inning stretch, give the delicious vegetarian foods a try!"

Each team will receive a framed certificate and a congratulatory letter from PETA. For more information and to view the complete listings of winners, please visit PETA's Web site

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