Sportsservice, the concessions company that runs concessions for the Texas Rangers of the American League West division, has unveiled a spectacularly large new ballpark delicacy – a hot dog that costs $26, weighs one pound and is named the “Boomstick” in honor of right fielder Nelson Cruz.
Casey Rapp, operations manager for Sportsservice, says, “I don’t know how many calories are in this thing, but it’s got to be 2,000 or 3,000. We did the half-pound hot dog during the World Series [in 2011] and wanted to top it. Our company had to have the hot dog made special and we had to find a local bakery to make the bun. The bun is like a loaf of bread just to hold this thing.”
The dog comes topped with shredded cheese, chili, sauteed onions and fries and is supposed to feed four, though we have a feeling a couple good eaters could put that dog away fairly easily.
And this definitely goes right up there with fried walleye (Minnesota Twins), Rocky Mountain oysters (Colorado Rockies), Ichiroll sushi (Seattle Mariners) and Crab Fries (Philadelphia Phillies) as ballpark we have got to try.