Texas Rangers To Serve One-Pound Hot Dog In 2012

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Dave Sandford/Getty Images(SURPRISE, Ariz.) — Buy me some peanuts and cracker jack and now throw in a one-pound nearly two-foot long hot dog to top that off.

That’s what the Texas Rangers will be serving fans who choose to take on the monster dog at Rangers Ballpark in 2012.  It will cost you $26 but the one-pounder will be available at the new Captain Morgan Club in center field and at several other consession stands.

“I don’t know how many calories are in this thing, but it’s got to be 2,000 or 3,000,” said Casey Rapp, operations manager for Sportsservice, which handles concessions at the park.

The new addition to the Rangers’ food selection will be called the “Champion Dog” in the restaurant and served on a cutting board.  Fans will have the option of cutting it into smaller pieces as well as long as they ask a waiter or waitress.

For fans purchasing the hot dog in the stands, it will be called the “Boomstick” in honor of right fielder Nelson Cruz and be able to be transported with a carrier complete with handles.

“We did a half-pound hot dog during the World Series and wanted to top it,” Rapp told ESPNDallas.com. “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.”

Toppings for the one-pounder will include shredded cheese, chili, sautéed onions, and fries.

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