Monday, October 13, 2014

Hot Dog Score Predicts World Series Winner!

Who will win the World Series? I already know. It seems that the teams that have the best overall baseball/hot dog experience have fared well in the off season. How well? When matched up head to head, the team with the better overall baseball/hot dog experience they have beaten their opponents with nearly 70% accuracy. The exception is the San Francisco Giants, which if they had reasonably priced tickets would have scored higher. If you extrapolate the hot dog scores beyond what has currently been played you will clearly see that the Baltimore Orioles will win the World Series. Keep in mind that Baltimore was the only team to snag a perfect score of 60 during my road trip. 

So, basically it is a done deal. I am personally pulling for the Royals, but the dog does not lie. So head to Las Vegas place your bet and make a bundle. You can use your winnings to fund your own personal baseball road trip in 2015. Sorry for the spoiler, but you can't beat science man...the Orioles win it.

Royals vs A’s- Dog winner: Royals Actual winner: Royals  BLOG PREDICTED

Orioles vs Tigers- Dog winner Orioles Actual winner: Orioles BLOG PREDICTED

Pirates vs Giants- Dog winner Pirates Actual winner Giants GIANTS CHEATED

Cardinals vs Dodgers- Dog winner Cardinals Actual winner Cardinals BLOG PREDICTED

Royals vs Angels- Dog winner Royals Actual winner Royals BLOG PREDICTED

Giants vs Nationals- Dog winner Nationals Actual winner Giants GIANTS CHEATED

Giants vs Cardinals- Dog winner Giants

Orioles vs Royals- Dog winner Orioles



Friday, October 3, 2014

Regional Dogfight: Reds vs Indians

In this Buckeye State blowout the Indians (I can still say Indians can’t I?) take on the Red Legs of Cincinnati to determine which Ohio MLB team has the best baseball/ hot dog experience. It’s a tough call, both have loyal fan bases and top-notch facilities. And both have a ringer in their corner; Cleveland has Bertman’s Ballpark Mustard and the Reds have the Skyline Chili Dog. Let’s get it on!

The dog part of the dog was a toss up. I am not a fan of the Sugardale frank used in Cleveland and the frank in Cincy was not outstanding but it edges out the Tribe’s offering. The deciding factor on who has the best dog came down to the “It Factor.” While the Bertman’s mustard saves the dog in Cleveland it can’t offer a variety of types of dogs. Nothing in the concession stand wows the fan. On the Ohio River, the Skyline Chili Dog is so famous I had actually heard of it before even embarking on my adventure. Something that renown gets top score on the “It Factor” meter and tips the scale in Cincinnati’s favor.

Ballparks was another close race. The Sons of the Cuyahoga have a nice venue, but they need to fill it with fans...and fans that know what “no smoking in the ballpark” means. The Reds have the benefit of having a newer stadium and with that the opportunity to have learned from others that were built before it. Plus, it is hard to beat a steamboat that shoots flame out of its smokestacks. The fact that the general admission ticket price was a bit expensive was the only factor keeping Cincinnati’s stadium from achieving a perfect score.

DogBallparkTotal Dog/Game
Portability5GA Ticket Price4
It Factor5Fans5

DogBallparkTotal Dog/Game
Portability5GA Ticket Price4
It Factor3Fans3

In Ohio and can’t decide which team to catch? This dogfight indicates that you should head for the Ohio River and grab a Skyline Chili Dog at Great American Ballpark. Cleveland is no slouch, but them’s the facts.