The “Boomstick!” A 2-Ft. Long Hot Dog! How Can You Watch Baseball Without It? “What The Friday!?!?!”

Bite Down On “The Boomstick!”

With Major League Baseball back on the field, I am saddened that fans can’t attend in person – because that means they can’t enjoy some of the wildest food you can stuff in your face!

So how did I miss this? “What The Friday!!???” indeed!

Apparently, this TWO FOOT LONG hot dog has been for sale for years!

What started as a goofy food experiment at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas became instead one of their most popular food items — two-foot-long hot dog known as the “Boomstick!”

How Did It Get That Name?

While you might just assume that a hot dog that LOOKS like a “broomstick” would naturally be CALLED “The Boomstick!’ But there’s more!

The hot dog was named after the baseball bat that was used by Texas Rangers slugger Nelson Cruz!

The $26 “Boomstick” is a 2-foot all-beef hot dog, smothered in chili, nacho cheese, jalapenos and caramelized onions, all on top of a massive potato bun. The whole thing weighs in at 3 pounds!

According to reports, the ballpark sold nearly 20,000 of the monster hot dogs during the 2012 season — the Boomstick’s inaugural year — raking in an estimated $500,000 in sales!

Even better, then Cruz was traded to the Minnesota Twins, THEY began selling “The Boomstick” too!

Would I bite down on “The Boomstick?”

Sure! I might not be able to finish it, but it would be fun to try! It reminds me of some of the other stadium food I’ve shared with you:

Yes, this is the “Gridiron Burger!” They sell it at Arizona Cardinal football games, and if you want to know what’s piled high on it, you can click here to see:

https://johnrieber.com/2018/08/10/the-gridiron-burger-is-here-arizona-cardinals-unveil-seven-pound-monster-wait-until-you-see-whats-on-it/

And these mega-dishes aren’t unique to the US!

Yes, this “Mega Yakitori” is from Tokyo, and it looks great! You can see what in it by clicking on my story here:

https://johnrieber.com/2013/07/23/the-mega-yakitori-japans-huge-chicken-on-a-stick/

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Feel free to share with friends and keep the stadium food madness alive, no matter how much of a #QuarantineLife we are forced to live!

I hope that fans will be able to get back to supporting their teams in person as soon as safely possible – until then I will just have to dream about “The Boomstick!”



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8 replies

  1. A gigantic yum! I would love to order the broomsticks and share it with others.

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  2. This looks like a very big treat, John.

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  3. I would definitely have a good try at the boomstick, John. In fact, I quite fancy one now!
    Best wishes, Pete.

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