Ball Games And Hot Dogs: Get Your Red Hots! Part III

This is Part 3 of a 3 part series about America’s fascination and love of baseball and hot dogs. In part 2, we discussed the growth of America’s love of hot dogs and America’s National pastime as well as the importance of Charles Feltman and Babe Ruth to hot dogs and baseball respectively. In part … Continue reading “Ball Games And Hot Dogs: Get Your Red Hots! Part III”

This is Part 3 of a 3 part series about America’s fascination and love of baseball and hot dogs. In part 2, we discussed the growth of America’s love of hot dogs and America’s National pastime as well as the importance of Charles Feltman and Babe Ruth to hot dogs and baseball respectively. In part 3, we’ll continue with the historical examination of both, concluding with their place in Americana today.

By the 1890’s, the word “Frankfurters” was well-known, especially in 1893 when it became popular at the baseball parks. Credit is given to Chris Von de Ahe, who started the tradition. He was the owner of the St. Louis Browns major league baseball team.

Harry M. Steven, who had a food concession around the early 1900’s at New York City’s Polo Grounds, had his vendors sell the large, spicy Frankfurters on a roll during Giants baseball games, topped with sauerkraut and mustard. His vendors would yell: “Get your red hots! Red hots!”

Nathan’s has been recognized today as having the highest quality hot dogs in the world. Statistics show that last year, 360 million Nathan’s Frankfurters were sold. Plus they have the famous Frankfurter eating contest. These hot dogs are sold and enjoyed at 20,000 food service and retail outlets throughout the entire United States. Sports celebrities such as Joe Namath and Joe DiMaggio loved Nathan’s Frankfurters.

For both Charles Feltman and Nathan Handwerker, the American dream was embraced. This symbolized for them “a dream of social order in which each man and each woman shall be able to attain to the fullest stature of which they are innately capable, and be recognized by others for what they are, regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of birth or position.” (James Truslow Adams 1931)

For Babe Ruth, The Sultan of Swat, the American Dream was realized, as well. He’s the most recognizable, most adored baseball player to this day. The image of him sharing his hot dog with kids in the stands at Yankees games was commemorated in a film commemorating his life, The Babe, where he was played by John Goodman. It’s no coincidence that the National rise in popularity of both the hot dog and baseball go hand in hand. Charles Feltman sold Frankfurters in New York, where they were locally popular in the early 1900’s. Babe Ruth played in New York from 1920 to 1934. He loved this succulent treat and was the most famous athlete of that era perhaps of any era. His known consumption of hot dogs and baseball lore combined to spread the word that the “red hots” were great food and they should be tried, especially while viewing a ball game.

Soon hot dogs were sold at all baseball stadiums, the tradition was born, and the Frankfurter became a staple of the American diet and baseball itself. In fact, if you try to show off and make a mistake in baseball, it’s known as “hot dogging” because you’re trying to be better than you are when a hot dog is certainly good enough, especially the way they make them at the ball park. Today, many famous and delectable gourmet Frankfurters and variations of hot dogs are sold at all Major League parks, including the Fenway Frank in Boston, Nathan’s Dog in New York, the famous Dodger Dog, and even the Bison Dog in Atlanta. There are more variations of the delicious meat treat today than Derek Jeter has hits.

So when you go to the supermarket next time, you can get chicken, turkey, tofu or beef Frankfurters, or wait until your next barbecue, ball game or outside festival to eat that magical outdoors dog. But if you’re craving one now, you don’t have to wait for opening day, there’s always a “Nathan’s” to be found somewhere.

Red Hots! Anyone? You betcha…Hey, I’ll take one over here! It may not be diet friendly, but it tastes great and it’s certainly patriotic!

Where to Meet Hot Girls – 5 Hot Spots to Hit on a Weekend

Girls, girls, girls – they’re practically everywhere. We can go on and on and on with the list where we can meet lots of beautiful girls (but I must especially mention Mexico – those girls are hot!) but have you ever wondered why you’re still single, shy and dateless? Well, you can say you wouldn’t be if girls are easy to pick up like picking up daisies but come on, I need you to be more optimistic than that. Wherever you are, there are plenty of ways to meet hot girls and start making out with some. Here are a few pointers on where to meet hot girls and the tops five hot spots you should hit on a weekend. Believe me when I say lots.

  • Bars and Clubs. No doubt about it, this would probably the most accessible and popular in the list. Most hot women would hit the bars and clubs on a Saturday night and actually “hook up” with men. They are more in a sociable and friendly mood that’s why you’re expected to approach one if you happen to be around.
  • The Beach. The beach is usually a very nice spot to spend your vacation and most hot women (with hot bodies I might add) pack their stuff and head on to beaches to get the perfect tan – and probably spend some fling time with a hot dude. They are more in a relaxed and cool mode that’s why you better say hi to one.
  • A Bachelor’s Party. Lots of single women suddenly sprout of nowhere in one wild bachelor party. Bachelor parties are always exciting and sexy and you’re guaranteed treat through women – a definite stranger of course. Everyone’s in a “good time” mood so go ahead and have some yourself!
  • A Wedding. It’s almost like taking a pick of the freshest and prettiest flowers – hands off with the bride of course. A wedding celebration keeps everyone in a sweet and romantic mood – and most single women guests are probably hoping to catch a glimpse of their future groom as well. Bring a friend and get yourself introduced.
  • The Dance Floor. Looking for a quickie break from all that pressure of making eye contact and finishing your drink? Where else can go but the dance floor! Lost of hot babes grinding and swaying with music in there, you might just get a superb dancer and get twirled in her charms – and don’t forget to show her your killer moves too! 

The Best Colognes For Getting Hot Babes

The scent you wear is also a contributing factor on how many girls’ attention you will get. Of course, we all know that smelling good is a must. Especially, if your goal is to get the hot babes approach you and ask for your mobile phone number. The right cologne is also another good way to generate a good impression from the ladies. Say, you are going out with a girl for the first time. If you wear cologne which has a scent that makes you seem like you’re less than 20 dollars in value and causes nausea, you might end up not having a second date. Clearly, aside from a good haircut and nicely fitted clothes, the cologne you wear is one of the things that you should invest into.

It is good to have a signature scent. Just make sure that your signature scent is very appealing and not repelling. That’s why it is important to find the right cologne for you. A signature scent gives an impression of confidence to oneself. You can be seen as someone with style and class. However, changing your cologne from time to time is also advisable. And in my own opinion, owning three colognes and alternating them daily, would be a pretty smart move. Alternating your scent shows that you are up to adventures, you are spontaneous and you are someone who’s welcome to changes. Whichever you prefer, always make sure that you get to have the right cologne in your hands.

Now, the problem comes when you are not yet sure of which cologne to use. Choosing your cologne is actually simple. Just spray it. And if you like it, buy it! Let me just share with you my two cents about choosing your personal scent. Get the ones from the trusted houses. They may be costly but I can assure you that every spray is worth a penny. If you still are quizzical about which cologne to get, let me share with you my personal choices. These colognes are within $25-40 when it comes to price range yet, they come from the “trusted houses” I’m telling you about. These are tried and tested to get the attention of the ladies. These are the best colognes for getting hot babes to follow you around.

Bvlgari Black
From the house of Bvlgari of course and believe it or not, it will cost you less than $30. Wear this and have a revitalizing, woody and mossy whiff. This is perfect to wear in the office because it can last all day long. The lady workers will follow you the way bees go after flowers filled with honey. It will never disappoint you!

Diesel Fuel For Life
This cologne is from Diesel no less. This Italian cologne has made it to AskMen.com’s 2009 Men’s Cologne. For $35, you can wear a scent that is definitely urban and masculine. It is perfect for men who love the city life. And the girls will surely love it! You can wear it anytime you want.

Envy Cologne by Gucci
For less than $40, you can take home this very enticing scent from the house of the ever famous Gucci. This is just the thing for romantic dates and intimate moments. Wearing this ensures a wonderful night ahead. There is something about this scent that girls go crazy for. And you can also wear it at day time because it really stays with you for a long time!

I can guarantee you that with these scents, you can never go wrong! And oh! They all look handsome sitting on your dresser.