Rangers sell 191 'Boomstick' hot dogs

April, 6, 2012
4/06/12
5:42
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- So how many people are willing to pay $26 for a one-pound hot dog?

Well, 191 on Opening Day.

The nearly two-foot-long dog can weigh nearly two pounds, once you pile on the chili, onions, mustard, ketchup, relish and whatever else you want. And there were a number of fans either attempting to eat the entire hot dog by themselves or sharing the dog with others around them.

The Rangers have a special carrying case for the hot dog, complete with handles, so fans can get it to the seats.

It will be on sale all season and is called the "Boomstick" at concession stands in honor of right fielder Nelson Cruz.
Richard Durrett joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He writes about colleges, the Dallas Stars and the Texas Rangers. Richard spent nine years at The Dallas Morning News covering the Rangers, Stars, colleges, motorsports and high schools.

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Elvis Andrus
BA HR RBI R
.309 1 3 8
OTHER LEADERS
HRE. Andrus 1
RBIA. Rios 7
RE. Andrus 8
OPSS. Choo .796
WM. Perez 2
ERAY. Darvish 0.00
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