- we dare you to eat it March 29
With Major League Baseball's Opening Day just around the corner (we're not counting those Australia games, and neither should you), promises of big hits, cold beer, and hot dogs await.
In Arizona, though, the Diamondbacks' ballpark kitchen is taking its fare to a whole new level — and it can be yours for just $25.
Want one? pic.twitter.com/gswqXFSmq2— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) March 18, 2014
The team's new offering debuted last week, but NPR caught up with the man behind the "D-Bat," as he's christened the corn dog, Michael Snoke. The Diamondback's executive chef developed the 18-inch stick of meat, which is covered in cornbread, stuffed with bacon, cheddar cheese, and jalapeños, after the Texas Rangers debuted their own behemoth of a ballpark snack last season: The Boomstick is a two-foot hot dog that sells for $26.
Why does Snoke think his version is better?
"Well, it's a corn dog, man," he told NPR. "Everyone loves a corn dog."
The team can put that theory to the test when the Diamondbacks take on the San Francisco Giants in Phoenix on Monday.- -
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