I had fun with one in a post back in 2011:
“Ken Hoffman says he will no longer touch his wiener….”
The one real reason to still make it out to MinuteMaid to catch the historically dreadful Hooks, er, ‘Stros, is the major league ballpark experience. Part of that experience is the concessions, which have improved quite a lot in recent years at our hometown park.
On yesterday’s Richard Justice Show on 1560 AM – which airs each Wednesday from 10 to noon – beloved columnist Ken Hoffman openly disavowed the hot dog named after him that is sold at MinuteMaid.
The Ken Hoffman New York Dog served with sauerkraut and spicy brown mustard is one of the usually tasty Extreme Dogs that are available near sections 125 and 154. As you would expect, the Hoffman dog is not the best – that honor likely goes to the Diablo – nor is it anywhere close to being the most popular – “the Blue Dog is our stadium favorite dog topped with roasted red peppers, blue cheese and bacon,” according to the ballclub. But, the Hoffy dog is actually a very good hot dog.
So, it was odd to hear Hoffman say on the air that he was going to forsake his namesake, one that he worked so hard to claim as his own. In so many words, he said he was no longer going to touch his wiener.
Though he is probably partial to the traditional “dirty-water dogs” of New York from his formative years, it was not the grilled aspect that is making him forgo these in the future. But, just to be clear, Hoffman did not actually state that he was not going to eat the dog that bears his name. He said that he has begun eating healthy.
And, healthy eating, by definition, means the exclusion of hot dogs, including his grandiosely named wiener.
Following Game 4 in Yankees Stadium, AP