You have a preference. You know you do.
In fact, you might go so far as to say it’s not a preference – it’s a matter of factual accuracy.
That’s how strongly some Chicagoans and New Yorkers feel about their respective styles of pizza, and after decades of word-warring and tomato-slinging, things are finally going to be settled.
By two minor league baseball teams. For fun. Because it’s just pizza.
On Friday, August 4, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, and Brooklyn Cyclones, Short Season Class A affiliate of the New York Mets, will join forces for a one night-only promo in two different ballparks to finally determine which city – Chicago or New York – has the best pizza in the world.
The Pelicans will be kneaded into the “Deep Dishers” for their 7:05 p.m. game against the Salem Red Sox on Pizza, Pizza Night at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark …. Meanwhile, the Pelicans’ promotional counterparts in Brooklyn will toss the “Cyclones” name and become the “Slices” as they take on the Tri-City ValleyCats at MCU Park in Brooklyn ….
As part of the night’s festivities, the two ballparks will have a series of competitions between players, front office staff and fans to try and decide once and for all which city can truly lay claim to the title of Pizza Capital of the World. On behalf of the Windy City, Myrtle Beach will aim to prove that New York’s thin-crust slice pales in comparison to the delicious layers of meat, vegetables, sweet tomato sauce, gooey mozzarella cheese and pie-like crust that adorns Chicago’s deep dish classic.
All right. So there you go, baseball/pizza fans. Battle on, and remember: deep dish pizza might be tasty, but it is basically casserole.
New York pizza wins. Bonus: a Yankees affiliate almost became, might someday become, the Staten Island Pizza Rats.
In any case, I think we can all agree that, whatever the winning pizza, it isn’t this:
This year: a Little Caesar's Coney Dog Deep Deep Dish pizza. It'll only be available at Comerica this year, to see how fans like it. pic.twitter.com/BdLCOQ6gUX
— Catherine Slonksnis (@CSlonksnis) March 30, 2017