11:17 AM EDT, March 25, 2012
Normally, you have to go to a West Michigan Whitecaps game to find something this deliciously grotesque, but the Texas Rangers are about to unleash what must certainly be the biggest hot dog in major league history -- if you don't count Reggie Jackson or Rickey Henderson.
Some concession stands at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington will feature a two-pound, two-foot-long hot dog that will sell for (drum roll) a whopping $26 dollars, which is at least a couple bucks more than they charge for a regular hot dog at FedEx Field.
It will be called the "Champion Dog" in the new Captain Morgan Club in center field, but the new mega-dog will be called a "Boomstick" at the regular concession stands that will offer it. In the restaurant, patrons will have the option of getting it sliced into several servings to share if they don't have a Schmuck-sized appetite. On the concourses, it will come in a carrying case with handles to make it easier to transport it to your seat.
The Whitecaps probably aren't impressed. They have been setting the standard for strange and excessive concession items for years, introducing a burger in 2010 that -- fully dressed -- weighed four pounds.