So, Tim likes to eat chocolate ice cream at every park we visit, and he prefers it in a little baseball helmet. So far, we have collected at least one helmet from every stadium Tim has visited except for Camden Yards (where they do not offer ice cream helmets) and old Yankee Stadium (where we simply never even looked for one). Here are some pictures of our ice cream helmet collection:
Seattle Mariners – Safeco Field
($7.00 – real ice cream, five flavor selections including chocolate chip cookie dough, strawberry cheesecake, mint chocolate chip, double fudge brownie…and one other).
Cincinnati Reds – Great American Ball Park Philadelphia Phillies – Citizens Bank Park
$5.00 – chocolate, vanilla or twist
Soft serve, not real ice cream
sprinkle toppings available
Buy behind 3B where they give HUGE servings!
New York Mets – Citi Field (2009) New York Mets – Shea Stadium (2008)
($6.50 – soft serve ice cream – chocolate, vanilla or twist – sprinkles and chocolate fudge toppings available)
Cleveland Indians – Progressive Field Arizona Diamondbacks – Chase Field
– several flavors of real ice cream
Pittsburgh Pirates – PNC Park (2008) Washington Nationals – Nationals Park (2009)
($5.00 soft serve or real ice cream)
Boston Red Sox – Fenway Park (2009) New York Yankees – Yankee Stadium (2009)
-$5.50 – soft serve – oreo toppings in RF -$6.50 – soft serve – sprinkles in bleachers
Chicago Cubs – Wrigley Field (2009) Chicago White Sox – U.S. Cellular Field (2009)
Minnesota Twins – HHH Metrodome (2009) Blue Jays – Rogers Centre (2009)
– $4.50 (I think…cheapest I’ve seen) – $6.00 (Can. or U.S.)
– Soft serve ice cream – Soft serve ice cream
– sprinkles and chocolate sauce toppings – sprinkles or topping sauces
– Big Helmet: Cheese Fries ($6.50)
– Ice cream helmet – soft serve – hot fudge, strawberry, etc. toppings.
From the time we first tried to buy one in 2007 and continuing through 2009, the Orioles have not had ice cream helmets. Was was pretty frustrating because it was the only helmet we couldn’t get out of the 18 stadiums Tim and I visited during those years. Getting the O’s to offer ice cream helmets became a goal of mine. So I started a grass roots campaign in March 2010 and mere hours before the O’s 2010 home opener word came in from the O’s and the rest of the Project Baltimore team, the O’s had listened and would offer ice cream helmets in 2010.
We plan to get several more ice cream helmets this season — provided the stadiums have them. I will update this entry as more helmets are acquired.
We plan to seek out the following helmets in 2010: Los Angeles Dodgers, Oakland Atheletics, San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres, California Angels of Anaheim.
In the meantime, why doesn’t everyone write to the Orioles and urge them to start offering ice cream helmets. Camden Yards is the only stadium we have ever visited that does not offer ice cream helmets. In fact, in October 2009, we had to take matters into our own hands and “Bring Your Own Ice Cream Helmet” for the final game of the 2009 season: