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    28

    Canton

    49

    AT
    08/28 - Final Thu
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    55

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    16

    AT
    08/28 - Final Thu
  • Alba-Golden

    6

    Cumby

    0

    AT
    08/29 - Half
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    46

    Crockett

    28

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    0

    Trinidad

    45

    AT
    08/29 - Final
  • Beckville

    35

    Maud

    32

    AT
    08/29 - Final
  • Big Sandy

    24

    Quitman

    0

    AT
    08/29 - Final
  • Carthage

    20

    Hallsville

    52

    AT
    08/29 - Final
  • Centerville

    40

    Corrigan-Camden

    60

    AT
    08/29 - Final
  • Chapel Hill

    17

    Lindale

    21

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    14

    Trenton

    13

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    0

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    41

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    33

    North Lamar

    34

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    17

    Northwest

    34

    AT
    08/29 - Final
  • Crandall

    36

    Brownsboro

    12

    AT
    08/29 - Final
  • Cross Roads

    30

    Moody

    54

    AT
    08/29 - Final
  • DeKalb

    39

    Bogata Rivercrest

    6

    AT
    08/29 - Final
  • Edgewood

    42

    Brook Hill

    49

    AT
    08/29 - Final
  • Elkhart

    56

    Buffalo

    3

    AT
    08/29 - Final
  • Gladewater

    34

    Daingerfield

    13

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    14

    Bullard

    41

    AT
    08/29 - Final
  • Harleton

    14

    West Rusk

    13

    AT
    08/29 - Final
  • Groveton

    14

    Trinity

    72

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    44

    Winona

    14

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    36

    Athens

    20

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    35

    Harmony

    21

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    41

    Fruitvale

    6

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    37

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    17

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    8

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    7

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    20

    Palestine Westwood

    43

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    0

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    54

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    21

    New Diana

    14

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    61

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    18

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    25

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    27

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    30

    Trinity School

    32

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    14

    Lufkin

    44

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    52

    Warren

    46

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    15

    Whitney

    50

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    50

    Mildred

    6

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    3

    Elysian Fields

    6

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    7

    Atlanta

    41

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    7

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    39

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    21

    Ore City

    55

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    37

    Jacksonville

    62

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    25

    Pleasant Grove

    26

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    12

    John Tyler

    30

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    49

    Mt. Pleasant

    6

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    12

    Arp

    52

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    39

    Chisum

    40

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    12

    Sabine

    28

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    21

    Marshall

    54

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    30

    Mt. Vernon

    14

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    13

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    35

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    0

    Cushing

    33

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    14

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    18

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    28

    Linden-Kildare

    12

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    19

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    18

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    21

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    33

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    39

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    8

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    15

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    23

    AT
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    18

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    42

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    64

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    8

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    28

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    22

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    38

    Palestine

    7

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    14

    Center

    21

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    34

    Grapeland

    48

    AT
    08/29 - Final
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    38

    Texas High

    35

    AT
    08/29 - Final
  • Keller Fossil Ridge

    0

    Tyler Lee

    0

    AT
    08/30 - 7:00PM
  • Bishop Gorman

    0

    Eustace

    0

    AT
    08/30 - 7:00PM
  • Frankston

    0

    Grand Saline

    0

    AT
    08/30 - 11:00AM
Sports

Meet the 'Boomstick,' baseball's largest hot dog

Meet the 'Boomstick,' baseball's largest hot dog
Sports

POSTED: Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 5:47pm

UPDATED: Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 5:49pm

What started as a novel food experiment at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas has turned into a super-sized food franchise -- all centered around a two-foot-long hot dog affectionately known as the "Boomstick."

Named after the bat used by Texas Rangers slugger Nelson Cruz, the $26 Boomstick is a 2-foot all-beef hot dog, smothered in chili, nacho cheese, jalapenos and caramelized onions, all on top of a massive potato bun. The whole thing weighs in at 3 pounds.

The ballpark sold nearly 20,000 of the monster hot dogs during the 2012 season — the Boomstick's inaugural year — raking in an estimated $500,000 in sales.

"We knew it was going to be a fun novelty type item, but it just really took off," said Shawn Mattox, the general manager for Delaware North Sportservice, which runs food operations at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas. "It quickly became a fan favorite."

After a large hot dog dubbed the Texas Rangers "Big Dog" sold well during 2011 playoffs, Mattox's team decided to top that, with the 24-inch beast. "'We're Texas,' I said. 'I want to have the biggest hot dog,'" Mattox recalled telling his staff.

They hit a roadblock when they discovered that they couldn't find a company that made hot dogs -- and buns -- so large. Not to be stopped, they partnered with a local food services company and a bakery to custom make the super-sized hot dogs and buns.

The Boomstick was so popular that Delaware North introduced the giant hot dog at six other MLB stadiums for the month of July under the name the "Giant Slugger."

To build upon the Boomstick's success, Rangers Stadium will sell Boomstick lapel pins and plush toys. And a "24"-themed food stand will be opened, featuring a variety of super-sized menu options.

The Boomstick will be joined by the "Totally Rossome" Boomstick ($32), named after Rangers relief pitcher Robbie Ross, which is smothered with smoked brisket, fresh pico, sour cream and Doritos chips. Also on the menu is a whopping 24-ounce bacon burger ($26), a 24-inch sausage ($26), a 24-inch pretzel ($13) and a 24-inch quesadilla ($26) covered with brisket and served on a bed of nacho cheese Doritos.

"When we first started talking about it, I was like gosh that's a lot of meat," Mattox said of the 1-pound burger topped with 8 ounces of bacon, grilled onions and cheese, dubbed "The Beltre Buster" after Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre.

Mattox said he's not sure what the massive eats come in at nutrition-wise, but acknowledged it's got to be close to a day's worth of calories.

While some brave fans may attempt to tackle the food alone -- as one who devoured a Boomstick in less than four minutes did in an eating contest last year -- Mattox said the "24" menu items are really meant to be shared among friends or family.

"There are those that have the badge of honor and will over the course of several innings eat the whole thing," he said. "God bless them, but it's not really designed for that."

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