Exactly when the craze of teams rebranding as food arrived in minor league baseball is not clear. Perhaps it was the IronPigs adopting alternative bacon logos.
Or maybe it was the Fresno Grizzlies, home of the biggest taco food truck celebration in baseball, sporting some mighty cool Tacos jerseys.
Either way, the fad has become a phenomenon in minor league baseball.
The Staten Island Yankees, with their season-opener in the New York-Penn League around the corner, have joined the food fray and will become the Staten Island Pizza Rats for their five home games on Saturday nights this season.