The Arizona Diamondbacks will take ballpark gluttony to new heights with their latest concession-stand creation -- a $25 corn dog.
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Starting on opening day, the Diamondbacks’ new fast-foot option, dubbed the “D-Bat Dog,” will be available at Chase Field, ESPN.com reports. The plus-sized corn dog is 18 inches long and comes stuffed with cheddar cheese, bacon, jalapeno peppers and a side order of fries.
The "D-Bat dog" may come with a hefty price tag, but Diamondbacks president and CEO Derrick Hall is confident that the $25 corn dog will, at the least, be a fun experiment. In essence, Hall sees the new item as an option for family dining rather than a meal for an individual.
“This is really about providing our fans with new options each year, and in the case of some of our larger items, it’s really about sharing with the family,” Hall told ESPN. “We don’t have any expectations for the D-Bat, but we’ll look forward to seeing if it becomes popular with our fans. Every night for us is a successful night because we offer the most affordable food prices in all of baseball.”
The new attraction is one of several hot dogs available to Diamondbacks fans at Chase Field. The stadium’s concession stands also offer a Venom Dog, a footlong sausage served with black beans and guacamole, and the Sonoran Dog, a regular frank wrapped in bacon and smothered in beans, pico de gallo and mayo.
As ESPN notes, this isn’t the first time that an MLB team has experimented with a $25 dollar hot dog. In 2012, the Texas Rangers started selling the Boomstick, a 2-foot-long frank covered in cheese, chili, jalapenos and onions. The massive item is still sold at Rangers Ballpark for $26.