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Major League Baseball Finally Has An Official Hot Dog

If there was one food item synonymous with baseball, it would definitely be the hot dog.

As a die-hard San Francisco Giants fan, I’ve been to my fair share of baseball games and almost never go without getting a frankfurter as part of the experience.

Baseball teams across the country understand the importance of the hot dog, and serve up their own iconic versions of this ballpark staple. From the Atlanta Braves’ Dixie Dog to the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Dodger Dog, this sausage has etched its way into baseball fans’ hearts.

Despite all of the history behind this meal, Major League Baseball (MLB) has never had an official hot dog in its 141-year history… until now.

MLB recently announced that they had officially selected Nathan’s Famous the first Official Hot Dog of Major League Baseball. The hot dog brand will also become a key supporter of MLB’s Play Ball initiative to get kids outside and playing baseball, and will remain the official hot dog of the St. Louis Cardinals, Miami Marlins, the New York Mets and Yankees, and the Cincinnati Reds.

Baseball legend John Franco was a huge fan of the initiative, and said there was “no better way to watch the game than with a Nathan’s hot dog” while out promoting the new partnership.

Nathan’s Famous, which started out as a hot dog stand on Coney Island, New York around 100 years ago, is now a frankfurter icon that has independent and food court-based hot dog stands nationwide on top of a line of grocery store products. It’s definitely a notable brand that is worthy of such a title.

While it’s not confirmed if every single stadium in MLB will be carrying Nathan’s now, one thing is for certain: when people think baseball, they’ll begin to think Nathan’s Famous hot dogs rather than just hot dogs.

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This Baseball Player Said He Thinks Mexican Food Is Better On The East Coast

The San Diego Padres had the privilege of hosting the 2016 MLB All-Star game at Petco Park, and the festivities kicked off  Monday, with everyone in high spirits for the Home Run Derby.

In the middle of the derby, San Diego Padre’s first baseman, Wil Myers, saw this as the perfect opportunity to talk about how much better he thinks Mexican food is on the East Coast — compared to the West Coast.

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Wil is from North Carolina, which is pretty far from Mexico, but just to tear apart his argument, in an interview with Union Tribune, he said he, “liked chipotle.”

Good for you, Wil. At least someone does. But, we have to draw the line. You sound crazy.

After seeing him beat around the bush when Yahoo Sports asked him to describe why East Coast Mexican food was “better,” it was clear he had no idea what he’s talking about and it was just what he “prefers.”

Perhaps he just “prefers” to spell his first name with one L instead of two. Seems pretty normal.

Of course, Twitter lost it’s mind over Wil’s comments:

Seriously, what is Wil thinking? Did he really think he could get away with saying the East Coast has better Mexican food than the West Coast — in Southern California? Even local Mexican restaurants were trolling Wil.

Wil, however, tried to defend himself after the flood of trolls probably drenched him in embarrassment — or confusion. He addressed his comments via Twitter, but still, it seems like he has no idea what he’s talking about. This might have made things worse. 

WillMyersBurritosNext time, just talk about baseball, Wil. Maybe that’s the reason your own brother threw a ball directly at you during the Home Run Derby. 

Wil did not come close to winning the Home Run Drby and finished the night with only 10 home runs — maybe eating all those California burritos slowed your swing down. 

Oh, yeah; Go Dodgers!