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Man, I Cannot Wait To Get My Hands On These Wieners

Despite the presence of more regionally-fitting choices of ballpark fare (walleye-on-a-stick, anyone? yum!)  that will be available at Target Field when the Twins open up their new stadium next month (only 35 days away – YAY!), perhaps no announcement will be greeted with more enthusiasm than the fact that there will be four separate hot dog offerings for sale at the new ballpark. There is no single food item that I can better equate with going to a baseball game than a good old-fashioned hot dog.

Unfortunately, the Dome Dogs, a fan favorite which were sold at the Metrodome will not be available at Target Field as they were produced by Hormel and the Twins have formed a partnership with rival Schweigert (who previously were the supplier of the hot dogs at the Twins’ original ballpark, Metropolitan Stadium) to provide the blended tongues-and-snouts (or lips-and-assholes, depending on the day at the slaughterhouse) encased items of deliciousness.

A look at the four varieties of hot dogs, via the Star Tribune:

Original Twins Dog: A traditional pork and beef hot dog, it will be made from the same recipe as the ones served in the team’s first ballpark – Metropolitan Stadium – and will be available at many of the park’s concession stands.

Twins Big Dog: The quarter-pound all-beef dog will officially replace the Dome Dog and will be served at portable grills and select concessions stands. As with the Dome Dog, chips are included.

Dugout Dog: An old-fashion pork and beef hot dog in a natural casing, it will be sold in the stands by retro-attired vendors. The dogs will be steamed in vending boxes and placed in a bun when ordered, not pre-wrapped.

Dinger Dog: This extra-long pork and beef dog will also be available at select Hennepin Grille locations at Target Field.

Mouth drooling. Stomach growling. Heart palpitating. Left arm…numbing. Uh oh.

Twins to sell Schweigert hot dogs at Target Field [Star Tribune]
Target Field to feature wide-ranging fare [Minnesota Twins Official Site]