Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Surprise Saguaros

Typically, the Arizona Fall League has six teams that play in six different spring training facilities. This year, the ballpark for the Surprise Saguaros is undergoing renovation (hopefully including a new hot dog stand). Therefore, the Saguaros are playing this AFL season at Salt River at Talking Stick; the same ballpark as the Salt River Rafters.

For those of you devoid of a desert dictionary, a saguaro is that big cactus with the arms (usually two) bent at ninety degree angles. It looks kind of humanlike in some ways. If you are a Dallas Cowboy fan you may not know that is sort of looks like a referee signalling a touchdown. If you are in or have ever been in the French armed forces, you know this as the international sign for surrender.

Normally, I would rate the hot dog here. But it is the same dog as they serve at Salt River, because you see, they are playing at Salt River. So I’ll spare you the details. Suffice to say it was a larger hot dog.

But not all is lost for the Saguaros, I have designed a special hot dog for the team that they should adopt for next season:

Cactus Dog
  1. unsteamed bun
  2. Hebrew National frank
  3. sweet relish
  4. grilled green peppers
  5. three small dollops of saguaro cactus jelly

Putting jelly and other weird stuff on hot dogs is all the rage, and of course it could be optional. But if you want to excel in the world of hot dogs, you gotta push the envelope.

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