Thursday, February 25, 2010

The death of the Dome Dog (2000-2010)

There was sad news yesterday coming from the Twins new home at Target Field. The Twins have ended their decade long relationship with Hormel, the Austin, MN based company that was the official supplier of Dome Dogs at the Metrodome. The news articles (Doggone:Dome Dogs out at Target Field) make it sound like it was a mutual breakup but in all breakups there is a "dumper" and a "dumpee". In this situation, it seems that the Twins wanted too much from Hormel so the Twins had to dump them and move on with their lives.

With this news there will be many other memories of fond hot dog eating that won't make the trip across downtown. The Hormel Dollar a Dog night was one of the best reasons to go watch a game on a Wednesday night. The other thing that will be sad to see go is the famous Hormel Row of Fame and the jingle that went along with it.

So one last time, sing along if you know the words.

Now that you are at the game
Are you in the Hormel Row of Fame?
If you're in a lucky seat
You'll win a Hormel hot dog treat
Great for lunch, great for dinner
You will be a wiener winner
In the Hormel Row of Fame!

Thank you Hormel for all of your memories at the HHH Metrodome. You will always be a wiener winner in my heart.


Sarah said...

I had a bad feeling about the future of the Dome Dog when it was noticeably absent from the concession menu at Twinsfest. They offered 2 for 1 hotdogs in its place...but they were kind of gross tasting. I hope that this is not a sign of things to come.

NoDak Twins Fan said...

Yes they better have a good replacement at Target Field or there may be a revolt