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Bigger Bratwursts Headed to Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

Big brats headed to the Ballpark

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If your hunger wasn't sated by "The Boomstick," a two-foot long, one-pound hot dog that rolled out at concession stands inside Rangers Ballpark in Arlington this season, get ready for "The Great Bratbino."

Sure, it's the same size as "The Boomstick" -- two-feet long, one-pound heavy -- but this spin-off of the much talked about hot dog will have a bratwurst in between the lengthy bun.

"The Great Bratbino" will come topped with sauerkraut by default, but chili, nacho cheese, grilled onions and jalapenos can be added by customers if so desired.

The food and beverage partner of the Rangers, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, named the new mega-brat in honor of Josh Hamilton, "who recently became only the 16th player in Major League Baseball history to hit four home runs in a game."

Apparently, they've never heard of a guy named George Herman Ruth, Jr. or any of his nicknames.

If this mega-sized tubed-meat trend continues, is a "Sultan of Sausage" next?

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