Let’s get back to baseball!
Opening day is right around the corner, so let’s take a break from the headaches of injuries and free agent speculation and just get our juices flowing for another season of Detroit Tigers baseball! Despite the barrage of recent bad news, the Tigers are still the odds on favorites to capture the AL Central division crown.
In just 9 days, the Detroit Tigers will host the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park. Crews recently scraped the snow and ice from a long winter, and began laying a new layer of sod for the 2014 season. The park hasn’t received completely new sod since 2007. The funds were provided by the NHL, due to hosting the NHL Alumni game at the park. The organization assures us that the new surface, shipped from Colorado, will be ready for opening day on March 31st.
Bill Shea, from Crain’s Business Detroit, broke the news. Comerica Park is going to feature some new, unique culinary offerings. Among the new options, the Poutine Dog is getting the most traction. Poutine is a Canadian delicacy. “Poutine” is essentially french fries, gravy, and cheese curds. Some lesser quality vendors will substitute processed or grated mozzarella cheese…no. The poutine dog is exactly what it sounds like, poutine on a hot dog. The “Late Night Dog” is a ball park frank, topped with bacon, cheddar cheese, and a fried egg. The “Pork and Beans” dog is a hot dog with baked beans, cheddar cheese, and bacon on it. The final new offering is the “Slaw Dog”, which is a coney dog with cole slaw added. All of these seem a bit messy for eating at a ball park, but that won’t stop me from giving it a shot. The purchase price is reported to be $7, which is still much cheaper than the Dbacks’ $25 corn dog.
— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) March 19, 2014
Will you try any of these new items?