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archinIL

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Baseball and hot dogs Tue, 05/10/05 5:12 PM (permalink)
Okay.... looking if anyone knows of anywhere to go for a list of what hot dogs are served at each major league baseball park. This is more "for fun" than anything else. The more detail the better. Short of a list, let me know what you know, or think, certain parks serve. For example, Nathan's at Yankee Stadium. Ballpark in Detroit. I remember living in San Diego in the mid and late 80's, they actually served Oscar Meier at Jack Murphy. Nasty, man. Just nasty.
 
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    Kristi S.

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    RE: Baseball and hot dogs Tue, 05/10/05 5:44 PM (permalink)
    Hebrew Nationals are served at Tropicana Field.
     
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      signman

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      RE: Baseball and hot dogs Tue, 05/10/05 5:52 PM (permalink)
      They have several kinds of dogs at Camden Yards, but the primary dog is from Esskay, a company with Baltimore roots, although I think they are part of Smithfield Foods now. Cal Ripken has been a long time spokesman for the brand. In the supermarkets you can get Orioles Franks and Raven Franks by Esskay, which was originally the brand name for the Schluderberg-Kurdle Co.

      The primary dog served is a "meat" frank, but there are all beef dogs served too which may be Hebrew National.
       
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        chicagostyledog

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        RE: Baseball and hot dogs Tue, 05/10/05 7:00 PM (permalink)
         
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          long dog

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          RE: Baseball and hot dogs Tue, 05/10/05 9:17 PM (permalink)
          Kristi -

          I thought the Trop had a Nathan's stand when I was there last year.

          If you want to do the work, you might be able to find out through http://www.mlb.com

          They have a link for each stadium on each team's site.
          You may find concession info there.

          Sportservice and Aramark run a lot of them.

           
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            archinIL

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            RE: Baseball and hot dogs Wed, 05/11/05 9:53 AM (permalink)
            Let me rephrase. I understand that in today's corporate age, many ballparks have gone to a food service, and thus there may be a lot of overlap and redundancy. Plus, there may be Hebrew National stands or Nathan's stands in several parks. I was looking for the more historical, anecdotal ones. Such as the dodger dog in LA. The Ballpark Frank in Detroit. I am not looking to review every single one or get into an argument over who has the best hot dogs. More looking for the hot dogs which are synonymous with a certain ballpark. Both old and new. I understand several parks may not have a "signature" dog, or they haven't in a while now.

            The link posted by chicagostyledog was a great start.
             
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              sunnyside up

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              RE: Baseball and hot dogs Sat, 05/14/05 11:36 AM (permalink)
              In Cleveland, it isn't the hot dog as much as it is the mustard! At the old Municipal Stadium, one of the joys in life was a hot dog with the creamy smooth stadium brown mustard. The move to the "Jake" only improved the ball club, the mustard was always and still is a "World Series Championship" experience.
               
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                archinIL

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                RE: Baseball and hot dogs Mon, 05/16/05 10:58 AM (permalink)
                I found an old "mustard" thread that went into the mustard at Indian's games. Apparently, it is Bertman's. However, I hear there is another "copycat" called Stadium Mustard (or something like that) that is nearly identical, though not the "real" thing.

                I am putting together my own listing from information I have scoured myself, or knew from my own experience. I will post it when I get more done. And the Cleveland Mustard was already on the list as being the true "star" of hot dog at an Indian's game.
                 
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                  txtwister

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                  RE: Baseball and hot dogs Tue, 05/17/05 1:54 PM (permalink)
                  I'll chime in that the dogs at Ameriquest Field in Arlington (Texas Rangers) are Decker's. (Sure don't TASTE like the Deckers at the grocery store, though - which are horribly spongy.) The only "signature" thing about 'em would be their promotional value, "Decker Dollar Hot Dog Night."
                   
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                    ken8038

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                    RE: Baseball and hot dogs Tue, 05/17/05 6:14 PM (permalink)
                    You might be interested in seeking out a book from about 15 years ago called "Dodger Dogs to Fenway Franks" by Bob Wood. He travelled to all major league ballparks in one year (1988,maybe,I forget)and wrote about his overall experience at each place. As I recall he went into quite a bit of detail about the food, with special attention paid to the hot dogs offered at each Stadium, hence the title. ---Ken
                     
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                      mr chips

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                      RE: Baseball and hot dogs Wed, 05/18/05 2:07 AM (permalink)
                      I loved the Brats at the stadia in Milwaukee.
                       
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                        archinIL

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                        RE: Baseball and hot dogs Tue, 05/31/05 1:56 PM (permalink)
                        Here is what I have so far. If anyone has anything to add or correct, please let me know.

                        Detroit Tigers - Ballpark Frank
                        Cleveland Indians - Hebrew National with Bertman's Mustard
                        LA Dodgers - Dodger Dog, also sold locally by Farmer John.
                        Boston Red Sox - Fenway Frank - also sold locally
                        New York Yankees - Nathan's (skinless) and Hebrew National
                        New York Mets - glatt kosher Abeles & Heymann
                        Milwaukee Brewers - Klement's for hot dogs, Usinger for brats
                        Texas Rangers - Decker's
                        Baltimore Orioles - Esskay
                        LA Angels - Farmer John (Previously had been Weinerschnitzel)
                        San Diego Padres - Weinerschnitzel
                         
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                          GordonW

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                          RE: Baseball and hot dogs Tue, 05/31/05 2:14 PM (permalink)
                          Hebrew National is the offical dog at the Durham Bull's Triple-A ballpark. "Hit the Bull, Win a Steak." Otherwise it's a dog, I suppose. It's still the same bull as in the movie "Bull Durham."
                           
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                            Tony Bad

                            RE: Baseball and hot dogs Tue, 05/31/05 2:33 PM (permalink)
                            quote:


                            New York Mets - glatt kosher Abeles & Heymann



                            As far as I know, they sell Kahn's Hot Dogs at Shea Stadium...they may also sell other brands somewhere, but the ones the roving vendors offer are Kahn's...and they are lousy.
                             
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                              GordonW

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                              RE: Baseball and hot dogs Tue, 05/31/05 2:42 PM (permalink)
                              Sorry. The bull is a big sign at the left field foul pole, atop the "blue" monster. It's eyes flash red when it snorts smoke when the good guys park one or win a game.
                               
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                                Tony Bad

                                RE: Baseball and hot dogs Tue, 05/31/05 2:47 PM (permalink)
                                quote:
                                Originally posted by GordonW

                                Sorry. The bull is a big sign at the left field foul pole, atop the "blue" monster. It's eyes flash red when it snorts smoke when the good guys park one or win a game.


                                Good to see they kept the bull. I was in the old Bulls stadium, El Toro Field, but I heard they had moved to a newer place. I loved the sign they used to have at the old park..."the greatest show on dirt".
                                 
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                                  CheeseWit

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                                  RE: Baseball and hot dogs Tue, 05/31/05 2:56 PM (permalink)
                                  Philadelphia: Hatfield
                                  Going to the game tonight, will confirm this.
                                   
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                                    EdSails

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                                    RE: Baseball and hot dogs Tue, 05/31/05 3:07 PM (permalink)
                                    LA's Dodger Dogs are made by local producer Farmer John, located in the rural area known as East Los Angeles
                                    The interesting thing is, even though Farmer John even markets the Dodger Dogs as such in the supermarkets here, they don't taste the same. Not the prep----they are just steamed. don't know why they taste different----maybe it's a lack of a ballgame as a side dish!
                                     
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                                      Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle

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                                      RE: Baseball and hot dogs Tue, 05/31/05 4:56 PM (permalink)
                                      Shea's hot dog, starting this year, is Nathan's (and Hebrew National in a few spots).
                                       
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                                        John Fox

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                                        RE: Baseball and hot dogs Tue, 05/31/05 8:13 PM (permalink)
                                        quote:
                                        Originally posted by Bruce Bilmes & Sue Boyle

                                        Shea's hot dog, starting this year, is Nathan's (and Hebrew National in a few spots).


                                        That's good to see. Previously, it was Kahn's, which, as Tony Bad says, is lousy. There is at least one stand that serves Abeles & Heymann.
                                         
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                                          Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle

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                                          RE: Baseball and hot dogs Tue, 05/31/05 8:35 PM (permalink)
                                          Abeles & Heymann - is that at the Kosher stand? John, we saw a couple of Shea stands selling "foot-long" Nathan's. We didn't get a good look at them, but they appeared to be natural casing franks (unlike the regular Nathan's Shea frank). Do you know if Nathan's has such a frank?
                                           
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                                            Tony Bad

                                            RE: Baseball and hot dogs Tue, 05/31/05 8:43 PM (permalink)
                                            quote:
                                            Originally posted by John Fox

                                            quote:
                                            Originally posted by Bruce Bilmes & Sue Boyle

                                            Shea's hot dog, starting this year, is Nathan's (and Hebrew National in a few spots).


                                            That's good to see. Previously, it was Kahn's, which, as Tony Bad says, is lousy. There is at least one stand that serves Abeles & Heymann.


                                            That is good to see! I hadn't even noticed the change, as I was expecting the regular old dogs, and just avoided them. We usually bring food from someplace near by (Cubans!!), or get a sandwich from Mama's. Now I'll have to try a dog and see how they have improved. I am also intereted in where the Abeles & Heymann are available.
                                             
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                                              John Fox

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                                              RE: Baseball and hot dogs Wed, 06/1/05 6:15 AM (permalink)
                                              The Abeles & Heymann are available at the Kosher Stand. Bruce & Sue, Nathan's does have a longer frank.
                                               
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                                                ScreamingChicken

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                                                RE: Baseball and hot dogs Mon, 06/27/05 9:29 AM (permalink)
                                                quote:
                                                Originally posted by archinIL

                                                Here is what I have so far. If anyone has anything to add or correct, please let me know.

                                                Milwaukee Brewers - Klement's for hot dogs, Usinger for brats
                                                I was at Miller Park this past weekend and it looks to be Klements' all the way - all the sausage entries on the menu boards had Klements' logos next to them. However, Usinger's is still featured on the radio broadcasts.

                                                Brad
                                                 
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