The Texas Rangers Set to Sell $26 Hot Dog

By Marian Hinton

Baseball, beer, and hotdogs. These three things go together quite well.

This season, the World Series runners-up Texas Rangers have taken it one step further. On Opening Day, April 6th, the baseball club will debut this year’s newest and most talked about concession item—the $26 hot dog.

The “Champion Dog,” which is also being referred to as “the Boomstick” in honor of Texas Rangers’ slugger, Nelson Cruz, will be two feet long and weigh in at a full pound–and that’s before the toppings are added.

In true Texas fashion, fans have the choice of topping the hotdog with cheese, onions, jalapenos, and chili.

Casey Rapp, the operations manager for SportsService, the company that runs concessions in the Ballpark at Arlington, said that though he isn’t sure how many calories are in the Boomstick, it has to be around 2,000-3,000.

The Champion Dog is in intended to feed four people, and it’s a good thing too, since I doubt many fans will be willing to fork over $26 bucks for a regular hotdog.

Who knows though; the more beer fans drink, the more at ease they will likely become about throwing down $26 on a single food item.

I actually wouldn’t be surprised if the Rangers sold a lot of these–at least at the beginning of the season. It’s new, it’s a novelty, and people can tell everyone that they have tried the Rangers’ famous one-pound, $26 dog.

As for me, well, I’m cheap. I think I will stick with the regular, old “Dollar Hot Dog Night.”

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