Thursday, July 23, 2009

Dollar Dog Links

Tonight I'm headed over to Citizens Bank Park for the makeup game against the Padres … and the dollar hot dogs.

It's amazing what reduced food prices can do for the fans. Even more amazing when you consider it's just for hot dogs. Don't get me wrong, hot dogs are delicious, but they're not exactly a delicacy. Hell, I have hot dogs in my house, and we are seriously just about completely out of food otherwise. I can cook up a hot dog myself anytime I want, and if that happens to be on the grill, it's as good as any normal hot dog can get.

So what's the big deal about Dollar Dog Night? I guess it's just the fact that hot dogs are only $1, and there sure as shit isn't anything else you can buy in that stadium for a dollar. Plus, who doesn't like hot dogs? Vegetarians? They don't deserve to go to baseball games anyway. I'll eat at least four dogs tonight just to spite them. It would be nice if it doesn't rain as well.

Links …

-Martin Biron signed with the Islanders, who already have Rick DiPietro (OK, we all know he's hurt and will get hurt again) and Dwayne Roloson.

And get this, Biron signed for just 1 year at $1.4 million. Damn. Wish the Flyers would have waited that out instead of signing Ray Emery.

-Now that Mike Vick is free, check out his to-do list:

1. Get HIGH
2. Get Mr. Home Depot Man to loan Michael $50 million
3. Fight dogs!
3. Fight, like, things besides dogs and shit
4. Buy parrot
5. See if parrots can fight, because if they can fight AND be trash talkin’, that’d be some shit
6. Hire quarterback tutor, improve running motion and stutter step
7. See what this Twitter shit all about
8. Get the dick wet
9. Eat more Chap Stik
10. Meet with commish! 7/23, 11:00AM

-Jeff Francoeur, welcome to the Mets:

He's really getting into the team spirit there.

-One list of the All-Summer League Teams. Site favorites Tyreke Evans (First-Team All-Rookie) and Brandon Jennings (Second-Team All-Rookie) made the list.

-An interview with A.I. … with his former teammate Eric Snow.

-The Sixers need some help at the point this year. Evidently, they are looking into the recently released Jamaal Tinsley and Golden State restricted free agent C.J. Watson.

-You Got Dunked On is still all sorts of awesome, especially with this dunk by Scottie Pippen against the Sixers:

And this mix of Jerry Stackhouse dunks:

-Yeah, that's a nice catch:

-If I could spend a day with any athlete, it would definitely, absolutely be Stephon Marbury.

-What really happened in that hotel with Big Ben and his accuser.

-Derrick Rose in high school = not fair:

-The 1995 McDonald's All-American Dunk Contest:

The '95 game featured the likes of Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Chauncey Billups, Vince Carter, Stephon Marbury, Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Antawn Jamison, Robert “Tractor” Traylor, Jelani McCoy, Wayne Turner, God Shammgod and Ron Mercer. That's just ridiculous.

-Last but not least, The Matador, who contributes to Deuce of Davenport, has a new college football blog. For the record, he has Penn State ranked No. 7 in his preseason Top 25, three spots ahead of No. 10 Ohio State. He's a smart man.

BallHype: hype it up!


  1. "Stay The F-ck Home And Read Vanity Fair" is HILARITY. I'm gonna go finish reading the rest of the comments. Oh, and my first baseball game since God-knows-when will be this Wednesday (Tigers-Rangers). Dollar Dog Night, buddy.