Thursday, February 25, 2010

Beware of Flying Hot Dogs

Here is one of those strange but true articles that makes you shake your head at society today. This article came from the Associated Press.

Kansas City, MO (AP)
Baseball fans who sit six rows behind the third-base dugout at the Kansas City Royals' Kauffman Stadium know they might have to duck a few foul balls.

But a Kansas man says it was a flying hot dog, not a baseball, that almost put his eye out last year.

John Coomer has filed a lawsuit against the Royals seeking more than $25,000 for injuries he sustained Sept. 8 when he was smacked in the eye with a hot dog chucked by the team's mascot, Sluggerrr. Coomer said the wayward wiener caused a detached retina and the development of cataracts in his left eye.

Royals spokesman David Holtzman declined to comment Tuesday. He also would not say whether the lawsuit is the reason the team is looking for a replacement for its large lion mascot.

Hot Dog Guy Says...

If this Slugerrr character is so accurate, maybe they should ink him to a contract. The Royals are always in need of someone, or in this case some THING, that can find home plate with accuracy.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

A comic strip

Every once in a while I am reminded that hot dogs span a vast audience.

People will eat them at a barbecue, a picnic, or if they are like me, order them wherever they are served.

Sometimes though, they get into mainstream media.

One of my favorite comic strips is called Speed Bump by Dave Coverly, and this one portrays a couple of hot dogs.

Enjoy a brief laugh at the expense of some hot dogs.

This portrayal of life as a hot dog appeared on Sunday February 21, 2010 on the website.

Simply click on the picture to see a blown up version of this comic strip.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Baseball season and hot dogs

'Tis the middle of February.

For many people around the country, thoughts drift to spring break and the onset of summer.

For me, my thoughts drift to baseball season and the smell of hot dogs in the ball park.

Baseball and hot dogs go hand in hand like peanut butter and jelly, cookies and milk, and turkey and stuffing.

At the top of this blog you can see pictures of me eating hot dogs in different sports stadiums around the country. Many of those stadiums are of my beloved sport of baseball.

So as the boys of summer begin working out in the early part of spring training, soon baseball will be back with us.

Once baseball is back, that means more hot dogs in ball parks.

How about you. 3 questions...1) When did you attend a baseball game last? 2) What did you put on your hot dog when you ordered one at the game and 3) Do you plan to attend a baseball game this year and eat a hot dog at the ole ball game?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Tuscan Tony

When looking for a hot dog in Philly, I tried Pat's King of Steaks.

Had I known about this delicious sliced and diced dog served with peppers I would have gobbled it up in a heart beat.

Read the rave review by clicking the title of this link courtesy of our friends at