Give the Mariners this: The team that brought sushi to the ol' ballpark is willing to take some concession-stand risks.
And in abacon-wrapped, cheese-filled, deep-friedera their newest offering definitely hops in a different direction because, according to ESPN.com, fans attending M'sgames at Safeco Field this season can get an order of toasted grasshoppers (gluten-free!) tossed in chili lime salt.
The insects — $4 per order —will be available at an outfield stand run by local Mexican restaurant Poquitos as part of concessionaire Centerplate's partnership with the team.
"We don't expect to sell a lot of them," Mariners spokeswoman Rebecca Hale told ESPN.com, "but it's a fun thing to offer and it's an authentic."
Chapulines, as they're called in Mexico, long have been eaten in parts of that country as well as Central America.