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Thursday, April 03, 2014

Arizona Diamondbacks running out of supersized corn dogs - ESPN

$25. $25. $25. $25.

Sales of the Arizona Diamondbacks’ $25 corn dog have been so brisk that the team’s concessionaires can’t wait for a week-long road trip that starts Friday so that they can prep enough to be ready for the team’s April 11-13 homestand against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Diamondbacks are selling the D-Bat—an 18-inch corn dog stuffed with cheddar cheese, jalapenos and bacon and served with fries—for $25.
The 18-inch corn dog, called the D-Bat, is stuffed with cheddar cheese, jalapenos and bacon and is served with a side of fries.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 03, 2014 at 02:27 PM | 42 comment(s)
  Beats: diamondbacks, food

Monday, March 10, 2014

ESPN: Bacon Gear A Hit With Fans

Since the Lehigh Valley IronPigs put their new, bacon-themed merchandise on sale, they have been as popular as ever. . . On Feb. 24, the team announced its players would wear uniforms for Saturday games featuring a wavy strip of bacon on the hats, jerseys and pants. Since then, the team has sold almost 3,300 of the bacon hats and 1,500 bacon-strip scratch-and-sniff T-shirts that promise to smell through at least 10 trips in the washing machine.
. . .
[T]he team will continue the theme at the ballpark this year, selling bacon-flavored cotton candy and offering free bacon crumbles on all concession items the team sells, from hot dogs to ice cream. The IronPigs are also in the process of developing a race that involves eating a large number of bacon strips at the halfway point. Bloody Mary cocktails, with pieces of bacon in them, of course, will await those who cross the finish line.

Something for the Primate that has everything.

The Yankee Clapper Posted: March 10, 2014 at 02:11 PM | 45 comment(s)
  Beats: fashion sense, food, iron pigs, phillies, souvenirs, uniforms

Monday, January 06, 2014

Neyer: Bryce Harper’s winter plans: Eating.

Instead of making sandwiches with bread, use Pop Tarts! Instead of chewing gum, chew bacon!

ESPN.com’s Anna McDonald got to wondering how baseball players spend their winters, and actually broke a bit of semi-surprising news:

“I’m excited to take a month off, that’s something I’m excited for, let the body rest,” Bryce Harper said recently. “Let the body heal a little bit and get as big as a house. ... That’s the biggest thing I try to do.”

Wait ... what? While the rest of us were trying not to add to many extra pounds over the holidays, Harper is trying to gain weight?

“I want to go into spring training about 240, 245,” said Harper, who weighed around 218 pounds at the end of the 2013. “I’ll lose about 20 pounds during the season.”

What’s probably going to happen is Harper… will get bigger and hit more home runs, but make fewer plays in the outfield. That’s usually a solid trade…

McDonald’s article is also a useful reminder that players work harder in the off-season than ever before… That’s worth remembering when you’re reading a column by an old baseball writer who questions the integrity of modern players.

The District Attorney Posted: January 06, 2014 at 03:59 PM | 38 comment(s)
  Beats: bryce harper, bsohl, food, nationals

 

 

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