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08 May 2007

Now I want a hot dog, dammit. Kraut & Mustard, on the double!
posted by jonmc 08 May | 11:13
$4.75 for a hot dog? Isn't that a little insane?
posted by LunaticFringe 08 May | 11:21
Never been to a baseball game, LF?
posted by dersins 08 May | 11:27
If you don't like the price of the hot dogs, don't even think about buying a beer at the ballpark.
posted by BoringPostcards 08 May | 11:40
It's that obvious is it? :P Is it at least a big hot dog? It's not one of those little guys is it? I can get a 10 inch long, one inch diameter homemade sausage at the chip truck downstairs for $3.25. CDN. In fact, I kinda want one now....

And, just to torture myself, how much is a beer then?
posted by LunaticFringe 08 May | 11:44
Huh! The guy killed by an explosive in Vegas on Monday was a Nathan's hot dog vendor at Luxor. Small world.
posted by mischief 08 May | 12:05
LF, last time I went to a game (a few years ago), a beer was $7.25, poured into a warm plastic cup. They were 24-ounce beers, but on a hot Georgia day you're lucky if you can drink half of it before it's too warm and gross to finish. Quite a racket. (The price gouging is one reason I haven't felt motivated to go to a game in three years, even though I get in for free!)
posted by BoringPostcards 08 May | 12:12
I've heard the hockey games are like too. I've never been to one of those either. I'm professional sports-deprived. The closest thing was an ND football game last fall and I didn't buy anything there so I have no idea if their prices were crazy or not.
posted by LunaticFringe 08 May | 12:19
I can go from my house to a seat in RFK in 15 minutes, and I've been to maybe three games in the three years the Nationals have been there. Not a big baseball fan, but also not a fan of paying ridiculous prices for sub-par food. On the other hand, since it's so close to home, I can always have a few brews before leaving home (and usually one on the way, too (walking, WALKING)).

Anyone wanna see a game? Lemme know, and we'll meet at my place!
posted by mrmoonpie 08 May | 12:20
This is why I love minor league games - 9 dollar seats behind home plate and 4 dollar beers.
posted by muddgirl 08 May | 12:25
This is why I love minor league games

Agreed. When I was living in Brooklyn I went to many Cyclones games. 5-dollar seats, affordable beers, and nearby roller coasters and go-kart racing!
posted by dersins 08 May | 12:29
Minor league games rock! I don't get to go often, but I love seeing the Chattanooga Lookouts play when I'm up in Tenn. visiting my brother.
posted by BoringPostcards 08 May | 12:29
Man I love me a hot dog, but if a vendor said the following in the stands, I'd find it damn near impossible not to buy from him:

Processed pork product heah! Getcher lukewarm tube of meat processing leavings combined with whatever happened to fall into the vat right heah! Looks like a penis, tastes like a garden hose! Processed pork product heah!
posted by shmegegge 08 May | 13:03
Seconding or thirding the minor league enthusiasm here. I've been to games of the Bridgeport Bluefish (the park is triangulated between Metro North tracks, a power plant and a housing project. sometimes the train drivers would honk their horns at the game which always brought a cheer), the New Haven Ravens and the Brooklyn Cyclones. You get the fun of a ballgame, cheap grub and cheap beer. An all-American good time.
posted by jonmc 08 May | 13:41
I've lived in major league towns, and I'm a Red Sox fan since living in Boston from 1977. But the Jacksonville Suns offer all the August heartbreak of the Red Sox, at a box seat price of $18. Beers are $4, hot dogs $3.50. Any day at the ballpark for which you can get away with change from a couple Andy Jacksons has great appeal.
posted by paulsc 08 May | 22:18
All you people are nuts. Especially the guy who was upset because his 24 oz beer is getting warm. Dude, you're NOT DRINKING FAST ENOUGH.

Only jonmc is correct. Mustard and kraut, on the double. Although it's better if it's a Sabrett hot sausage.
posted by ikkyu2 08 May | 22:36
DC meetup potluck picnic extraordinaire! || Captions for this cat pic?