Is Dollar Dog Night Really Worth it?

Are Indians fans happy with eating Sugardale Hot Dogs?

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.

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Elise Kuklinca May 23, 2012 at 08:21 PM
We've travelled all over to many different parks and progressive has, hands down, the worst food. Luckily we're there to see the baseball!
Mitch Cooper May 24, 2012 at 02:10 PM
I wish I would have taken your words to heart, Adam. Wednesday was dollar dogs and I spent over an hour in line and missed three innings because they ran out of hot dogs and pretzels. But we saw Joe Thomas there, so it all comes out in the wash...
Chris Mazzolini May 24, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Yeah, JT! Seriously, about dollar dogs: It seems like a great idea, until you eat them. Ugh.
Jill May 24, 2012 at 04:08 PM
Of course they use cheap hot dogs for Dollar Dog Night. Why wouldn't they?! They have good all-beef ones that you buy at regular games for the regular prices, but they're not gonna give those out for a dollar. Come on now.
nancy manner May 25, 2012 at 03:57 AM
actually I was at the game on dollar hot dog night and they ran out of hot dogs by the end of the 6th inning, my point is that over 22,000 people thought they were good enough to consume so who cares if they don't meet the standards of a hot dog snob, we took home a win over Detroit and that's all that mattered!


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