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Call Me Ishmael: Minor league team’s ‘Moby Dick,’ a 3-pound (plus) fish sandwich (pic)

The Lake County Captains, the Class A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, are set to debut the above monstrosity at home games this upcoming season. The fish sandwich, named the Moby Dick (wait, Moby Dick was a mammal — oh well), is described as follows in a press release on the team’s site (via Big League Stew):

The Moby Dick features a 15″ sesame seed hoagie roll, five quarter-pound fish filets, eight slices of cheese, six ounces of clam strips, one-third pound of French fries, one cup of cole slaw, all topped off by gobs of lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and tartar sauce. The price for the sandwich is only $20.

The final product weighs-in at over three pounds and feeds two fans uncomfortably or four fans comfortably. The sandwich, with over 4000 calories and a diet-killing 200 grams of fat, will be available in select locations throughout Classic Park at all Captains home games.

Twenty bucks? That would be a lot for a standard fish sandwich, but not this bad boy. Ahoy, matey, indeed.

More details follow.

As it stated in the press release above it can feed up to four fans, but for those brave souls willing to brave the gastronomical perfect storm that is the Moby Dick Fish Sandwich and are open to trying to eat the sandwich on their own, the Captains are running a little promotion.

Individual fans will have the opportunity to take the Moby Dick Challenge and attempt to consume a single Moby Dick sandwich in less than one hour by themselves. Fans wishing to attempt this feat will do so while seated in the Moby Dick Challenge Chair located on the main concourse at Classic Park.

And what, pray tell, does one get if they can eat this monster sandwich in an hour, you ask? Fortunate survivors will have their photo taken, which will then be placed on Champion Eaters bulletin board at the ballpark, as well as a commemorative t-shirt, presumably to wear with pride as one is placed into an ambulance for the quick ride to the hospital for an emergency angioplasty. Good grief.

(Note: Not Nick Swardson -- he's the team's on-field host -- but the resemblance is uncanny)