You think the prices at major-league ballparks are bad?
A team from the tony Boston suburb of Brockton, of the fancy-schmancy Can-Am League, is really gouging its fans, jacking up the price of a hot dogs on Saturday to $80.
Actually, it's a promotion in which the Brockton Rox will attempt to set a world record for most expensive hot dog.
According to a team press release, the Rox hot dog is a half-pound all-beef foot-long hot dog, deep fried and rolled in truffle oil, then coated with porcini dust, sprinkled with white truffle shavings, and topped with dollops of creme fraiche, caviar and fresh roe. The dog will be served in a blini roll.
The record was set by the Foot Long Haute Dog, which sells for $69 at Serendipity 3 in New York City and was introduced on July 23, 2010.
The Rox will, however, dole out vouchers for free regular hot dogs to the first 1,000 fans. And apparently, there will be a baseball game between the Rox and the Newark Bears at 7:05 p.m.
The main contributors to The Buzz are:
- Steve Silva, Boston.com senior sports producer
- Gary Dzen, Boston.com senior sports producer
- Zuri Berry, Boston.com sports producer