Over the last seven games, he has a .467 batting average, including 2 doubles, 9 home runs, and 18 RBI. He is also riding a sixteen game hitting streak.
The Texas Rangers have decided to may tribute to Hamilton’s success by–what else–selling yet another culinary creation in his honor.
The new “Great Bratbino” will go on sale at The Ballpark in Arlington on May 25th. It is a 2-foot long bratwurst that can be topped with sauerkraut, chili, nacho cheese, grilled onions, and/or jalapenos, all for the low (not really) price of $26.
This isn’t the first time that the Rangers have honored star players with food.
At the beginning of the season, they announced that their concessions this year would feature the “Champion Dog,” also knows as the “Boomstick.” This 1-pound, 2-foot long, $26 hotdog is named after fellow Ranger slugger, Nelson Cruz.
Later in the season, in honor of Japanese pitching sensation Yu Darvish’s first start with the Rangers, they announced the sale of the “Yu Dog,” a hot dog wrapped in fried wonton, (though wontons are Chinese, not Japanese) covered with beef teriyaki and wasabi mayonnaise, and topped with seaweed salad and sesame seeds.
So there you have it. The Boomstick, the Yu Dog, and now the Great Bratbino. All a part of America’s favorite past time.
And what’s more American than honoring our sports heroes with food?