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Posted at 9:43 AM on June 28, 2006 by Ben Tesch (1 Comments)

Thomas G. Arthur, inventor of the Dodger Dog, dies at 84
Thomas Gregory Arthur, the baseball stadium concessionaire whose foot-long Nathan's knockoff came up short and became the beloved Dodger Dog, died June 8 of a heart attack in St. Louis, his son said. He was 84.

According to the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council, Metrodome patrons rank 8th in the league for eating hot dogs, with a 2005 total of 850,000. We ate 883,500 in 2004 but were still ranked 8th. Dodger Stadium patrons still lead the pack at 1.6 million dogs a year, most likely because of the original Dodger Dog. Go get a dog, for Mr. Arthur. (July is also National Hot Dog Month!)

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Pass the butter

Posted at 2:53 PM on June 28, 2006 by Ben Tesch

The Twins are on a roll. I don't think I've seen this kind of offensive display by this team, ever. Mauer almost got up to .400 in just the one series! The pitching is getting ridiculous as well. I'm starting to wonder if Rincon didn't purposely give 'em the old bait-and-switch by giving up 3 runs so Joe Nathan could come in and strikeout the side.

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