When you think about good ol' American food that is served at every baseball game, you think of hotdogs right of the bat.
Every year, Tribe fans look forward to Dollar Dog Nights, which only happens a few times a season. People will literally eat a dozen hotdogs at the game; they love Dollar Dog Night. My question to all of my readers is this: Is Dollar Dog Night really a deal?
My answer to that question is no.
Yes, it is nice to only spend just $1 for something that normally costs $4. If you are bringing your family to the game, it is a cheap dinner that will fill up the whole team. I do understand the value of Dollar Dog Night for a lot of fans but think about what you are still buying for $1.
Away from the dog's price, $4 or $1, the official hotdog of the Indians are Sugardale Hotdogs. According to my tastebuds, Sugardale hotdogs are no different than microwavable, rolled-up balogna. The quality of a Sugardale is very cheap and I think $1 is too much for it, let alone the regular price.
During my Tribe roadtrips, I have had hotdogs in most of the stadiums, including Fenway Park, Yankee Stadium, and Wrigley Field.
Back in 2009 when I saw the Indians play the Cubs in Chicago, Wrigley Field had half-off price on Hotdogs until an hour or so before the game. I paid $2 for a Kosher-style hotdog, which would be $4 during the game, sameprice as the Tribe's hotdogs.
In 2010, I had a Nathan's Hotdog at Yankee Stadium during the Tribe game. For those of you that have never ate a Nathan's before, you are missing out. Nathan's hotdogs are famous for the official 4th of July Hot Dog eating contest. They are great quality hotdogs and the price was not that bad.
And last week, I paid $5 for a Fenway Frank. Yes, $5 is more than $4 but I hate to say it, Red Sox hot dogs are better than Indians hotdogs. Their hotdogs were good beef hotdogs served on a New England style bun.
As I said before, I understand the importance of Dollar Dog Night for all the fans, but $1 is still too much for a Sugardale. Everything looks better when it is $3 cheaper than normal. I don't know if any other MLB teams have a Dollar Dog Night or something similar to it. What I do know is that we, the fans, deserve better hotdogs than Sugardales.