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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) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 03, 2014 at 02:44 PM (#4678591)
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.

Nothing like an aged supersized corn dog, apparently.
   2. tfbg9 Posted: April 03, 2014 at 03:19 PM (#4678627)
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.


Yuk. How's the plumbing at the ballpark?
   3. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: April 03, 2014 at 03:23 PM (#4678631)

Even I'm grossed out by this...
   4. McCoy Posted: April 03, 2014 at 03:49 PM (#4678668)
Doing a Starr Hill tap takeover tomorrow night for the Nationals Opening Day.
   5. SteveM. Posted: April 03, 2014 at 04:54 PM (#4678735)
And we wonder why America is fat....
   6. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: April 03, 2014 at 05:00 PM (#4678745)
The only corn dog that stands out to me as being good in a sense that I would have another, is the Corny Dog at the Texas State Fair.
   7. Juan Uribe Marching and Chowder Society Posted: April 03, 2014 at 05:09 PM (#4678755)
And we wonder why America is fat....


I can almost guarantee it's not from $25 corn dogs.
   8. Man o' Schwar Posted: April 03, 2014 at 05:32 PM (#4678776)
If you took out the jalapenos, I'd eat two of these. It sounds amazing, in a "I've lost the will to live" kind of way.
   9. jacksone (AKA It's OK...) Posted: April 03, 2014 at 05:38 PM (#4678785)
And we wonder why America is fat....


People still wonder why America is fat? I figured it would be painfully obvious to all.
   10. simpleton & childlike gef the talking mongoose Posted: April 03, 2014 at 08:15 PM (#4678886)
Even as a kid, I no liking for corn dogs.

Hot dogs? Sure -- bring 'em on.
   11. bobm Posted: April 03, 2014 at 09:33 PM (#4678919)
[6]
A number of current corn dog vendors claim credit for the invention and/or popularization of the corn dog. Carl and Neil Fletcher lay such a claim, having introduced their "Corny Dogs" at theTexas State Fair sometime between 1938 and 1942.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corn_dog
   12. McCoy Posted: April 03, 2014 at 09:35 PM (#4678921)
I almost died while eating a corn dog while watching Red Dawn.
   13. GregD Posted: April 03, 2014 at 09:41 PM (#4678924)
I almost died while eating a corn dog while watching Red Dawn.
would there be a more-American way to go?
   14. All In The Guetterman, Looking Up At The Stargell Posted: April 03, 2014 at 09:47 PM (#4678926)
Diarrhea cha cha cha, diarrhea cha cha cha
   15. don't ask 57i66135; he wants to hang them all Posted: April 03, 2014 at 09:53 PM (#4678928)
would there be a more-American way to go?
choking on a turducken bone while watching pirates porn on superbowl sunday.
   16. Bhaakon Posted: April 03, 2014 at 11:37 PM (#4678971)
I don't understand the name at all. "D-Bat"? Why, because it's vaguely baseball bat shaped?

Do they they give you a D-bag to carry it back to your seat (and presumably vomit in so that you may consume another)?
   17. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: April 03, 2014 at 11:51 PM (#4678977)
I almost died while eating a corn dog while watching Red Dawn.

from almost choking to death while laughing?

or acute hypercholesterolemia?
   18. valuearbitrageur Posted: April 04, 2014 at 02:17 AM (#4679010)
And to think I wasn't going to a DBacks game this year, till I read this story.
   19. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: April 04, 2014 at 06:42 AM (#4679034)
The Pirates this year are selling a grilled cheese sandwich with eight kinds of cheese, four slices of bread, and bacon. It's not an 18-inch corn dog, but that still seems pretty excessive to me.
   20. Jorge Luis Bourjos (Walewander) Posted: April 04, 2014 at 08:42 AM (#4679064)

I watched 7 innings of the AZ-SF game the other nite. They spent about as much time talking about the $@&ing; giant corn dog as they did talking about the game. They repeatedly switched to shots of not one, not two, but THREE different people eating the thing, updating us on their progress every couple pitches for several innings. It was the worst goddam baseball broadcast I've ever watched.
   21. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: April 04, 2014 at 09:39 AM (#4679086)
Even as a kid, I no liking for corn dogs.


I've never had one. Those things never looked anything but disgusting to me.

And after serving my kids plenty of hot dogs when they were younger, I've pretty much lost my appetite for them as well. The only time I'll eat a hot dog if if there's a baseball game behind it.
   22. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: April 04, 2014 at 10:11 AM (#4679108)
And Leon's getting larrrrrger!
   23. McCoy Posted: April 04, 2014 at 10:14 AM (#4679109)
Looks like the Nationals big additions are sushi, stir-fry, and crab cakes along with more vegetarian and gluten free options.
   24. BDC Posted: April 04, 2014 at 10:17 AM (#4679112)
You know, I can't remember ever eating a corn dog. I suppose this is why I am not a fully naturalized Texan yet.
   25. McCoy Posted: April 04, 2014 at 10:21 AM (#4679118)
I had one two weeks ago. It was delicious.
   26. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: April 04, 2014 at 10:32 AM (#4679134)
You know, I can't remember ever eating a corn dog. I suppose this is why I am not a fully naturalized Texan yet.


Neither have I. What do they taste like, and how are they different from normal hot dogs?
   27. McCoy Posted: April 04, 2014 at 10:35 AM (#4679140)
They have fried battered corn meal surrounding the hot dog.
   28. BDC Posted: April 04, 2014 at 10:37 AM (#4679143)
Despite not eating them, I have a favorite corn dog picture.
   29. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: April 04, 2014 at 11:23 AM (#4679212)
They have fried battered corn meal surrounding the hot dog.


But the actual hot dog itself isn't any different?
   30. jacksone (AKA It's OK...) Posted: April 04, 2014 at 11:27 AM (#4679215)


Despite not eating them, I have a favorite corn dog picture.


What? You mean it's not this or this?
   31. Sleepy's not going to blame himself Posted: April 04, 2014 at 01:09 PM (#4679315)
I actually partially chose my college based on the fact that the dining hall had sausage and pancakes on a stick when I went there on a recruiting trip. Having never had them before, I thought they were amazing.

After about the middle of my second month I never wanted to see another pancake on a stick.
   32. Nasty Nate Posted: April 04, 2014 at 01:14 PM (#4679319)
I actually partially chose my college based on the fact that the dining hall had sausage and pancakes on a stick when I went there on a recruiting trip


A Stick? Wow, look at mr fancy-pants, too good to eat pancakes and sausage with his hands like everyone else.
   33. The Good Face Posted: April 04, 2014 at 01:31 PM (#4679330)
They have fried battered corn meal surrounding the hot dog.


But the actual hot dog itself isn't any different?


Seriously? It's just a hot dog, impaled lengthwise on a stick, coated in cornmeal batter and deep fried.
   34. jacksone (AKA It's OK...) Posted: April 04, 2014 at 01:50 PM (#4679354)
"I like my food out of vending machines, because everything tastes better when it falls. Sometimes when I buy something I will drop it in the ground so it can achieve it's maximum flavor potential."

Apparently sticks work just as well for food to achieve maximum flavor potential.
   35. Lassus Posted: April 04, 2014 at 02:34 PM (#4679426)
I've never had one. Those things never looked anything but disgusting to me.

Likewise.

Granted, if I go to a ball game and don't have at least one hot dog, I do feel like I've failed as baseball fan. But corndogs, from the New York State fair on down, have always looked awful.
   36. Dudefella Posted: April 04, 2014 at 02:47 PM (#4679440)
If you're not scared of deep frying, make your own corndogs. Fresh out of the fryer, they're delicious.
   37. There are a lot of good people in alt-Shooty Posted: April 04, 2014 at 02:59 PM (#4679456)
Corn dogs are great! Thank god they make vegan ones now that I don't eat meat. Put a bunch of mustard on that sucker and you are ready to go.
   38. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: April 04, 2014 at 03:07 PM (#4679467)
Seriously? It's just a hot dog, impaled lengthwise on a stick, coated in cornmeal batter and deep fried.


Well, I never ate one, so I don't know. Hence the question.

The ones described in TFA have bacon, peppers, and cheese inside the corn sheath, so I wasn't sure whether they usually came stuffed or not.
   39. Dudefella Posted: April 04, 2014 at 03:17 PM (#4679473)
The ones described in TFA have bacon, peppers, and cheese inside the corn sheath, so I wasn't sure whether they usually came stuffed or not


Normally, no. But it's a fairly protean form; tempura dogs are as delicious as the more all-American kind. Chickpea flour with some madras curry powder mixed in works, too.

The bacon/pepper/cheese concoction sounds pretty gross: although I love corndogs, you are eating a battered, deep-fried hot dog, so a little bit goes a long way.
   40. Khrushin it bro Posted: April 04, 2014 at 05:09 PM (#4679556)
I've eaten a thousand corn dogs although I can't remember the last time I had one. They are part of the normal little kid diet of corn / hot dogs, chicken nuggets and Spaghetti-O's
   41. Greg Pope Posted: April 04, 2014 at 06:06 PM (#4679594)
I've eaten a thousand corn dogs although I can't remember the last time I had one. They are part of the normal little kid diet of corn / hot dogs, chicken nuggets and Spaghetti-O's

True. My kids eat them quite often. So I've had one fairly recently as "clean up duty" when they don't finish them. Actually ordering/making one for myself? It's been a long time.
   42. Monty Posted: April 04, 2014 at 06:52 PM (#4679624)
I also have never eaten a corn dog. I don't know why, really. All the individual ingredients are okay with me.

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