L.A. foodies and Dodger fans everywhere are feeling a hole in their hearts… and stomachs.
DISCLAIMER: This article was published for April Fool’s Day (April 1).
The Dodger Dog has been a stadium staple since 1962, and after its decades-long run, it’s time to say goodbye.
The 2023 MLB season started off earlier this week, and as a fresh start, the Dodgers have made several changes to their stadium menu with new items—along with a controversial removal of a beloved item. As of late March 2023, the Dodgers have retired the Dodger Dog from the menu and the change has been met with great upset.
“I’m absolutely devastated,” expressed a hungry Dodger fan online. “My go-to is a michelada and 2 Dodger Dogs. What am I supposed to eat now?!”
Although there are a number of factors that have contributed to this outcome, a major one has stemmed from an economical standpoint.
It’s no secret that there have been spikes in both meat and pork prices. According to a 2023 summary of findings by the Economic Research Service for the U.S. Department Of Agriculture, “The largest price increases were for meat categories: beef and veal prices increased by 4.20 percent, pork (hotdog) prices by 6.9 percent.”
Despite the financial reason behind the change, it hasn’t stopped a few fans from creating their own conspiracies.
“I just know the vegans are behind this,” expressed another disgruntled fan. “My cousin Juan has been trying to make me become vegan for years—and now this? When will the vegan agenda stop?”
We reached out to the Dodgers for comment and a representative stated, “APRIL FOOLS!”
You can breathe a sigh of relief! Our iconic Dodger Dogs ain’t going anywhere! (Which means neither are those lines. 🌭)