Texas Rangers Would Like You to Pay $26 for a Hot Dog

...of course, for that price you'll get a full pound of beef
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 25, 2012 2:44 PM CDT
Yu Darvish #11 of the Texas Rangers throws a pitch in the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the Cleveland Indians on March 13, 2012 in Goodyear, Arizona.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – There are hot dogs, and then there are hot dogs. The Texas Rangers will be serving the latter this season. The "Boomstick" has a $26 price tag, reports Yahoo Sports, but there is an upside. For all that dough, you get a lot of ... well, bun and meat. It's a two-foot-long, one-pound hot dog, and it's apparently designed to feed four. (No word on whether you're supposed to take turns taking bites...) It comes topped with chili, cheese, and onions, and according to team president Nolan Ryan, "we're getting some kind of exotic bread flown in from France."

Yahoo Sports reports that there's some silly drama going on over the name: Buy one in the stands, and you'll be ordering a Boomstick, which happens to be the nickname for Nelson Cruz's bats. But emerge from the masses and dine on one in the Captain Morgan Club, and you'll be eating a "Champion Dog." The Dallas Morning News notes that the ballpark may also serve Asian food ... but only when Yu Darvish is pitching.

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