Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack ... but the players will have filet, thanks

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In 1980, Green Bay Packers defensive end Ezra Johnson got hungry while riding the bench during the second half of the team's preseason loss to the Denver Broncos, so he flagged down a passing hot dog vendor. While his snack brought him a $1,000 fine, it illustrates what had been the pro jock's traditional dietary habit. But in the age of huge contracts and a ban on performance-enhancing drugs, this is changing. Now, the healthiest place in many stadiums to eat is the team's clubhouse.

According to the Wall Street Journal(subscription required), candy, cold cuts and colas are being replaced with low-fat, low-calorie alternatives in many baseball locker rooms. The San Francisco Giants recently hired a chef away from a local top-drawer restaurant to create a menu of healthy dishes. He put the team on the no-fry list by offering grilled meat, and sent mayo back to the minors.