Athletes And Ballparks Weigh In On The ‘Is A Hot Dog A Sandwich’ Controversy
Players and even ballparks are tossing in their two cents.
Is a hot dog a sandwich? It’s a question that, though first posed years ago, continues to divide the populace. The debate started again recently when the Louisville, Kentucky, newspaper The Courier-Journal took a hardline stance, going so far as to run a correction for all the “erroneous” instances in which the paper called a hot dog a sandwich.
We're deadly serious about accuracy at @courierjournal. https://t.co/t3xDKVcWRq— Joel Christopher (@Joel Christopher) 1500514269.0
The question is an especially hot topic in the world of sports, where fans consume plenty of hot dogs. After the Courier-Journal correction, the Arizona Diamondbacks shared the results of an informal poll of players on the stadium’s big screen.
@JWerthsBeard Dbacks just did a "is a hot dog a sandwich?" poll of their team on the big screen. Final tally was 10… https://t.co/My7LE1SeaN— Kevin (@Kevin) 1500844315.0
Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson says a hot dog is a sandwich because he’s used sandwich bread to make one. Sure, why not?
@KleinschmidtJD I've used sandwich bread before so sure.— Josh Donaldson (@Josh Donaldson) 1458855220.0
Nik Stauskas of the 76ers doesn’t think a hot dog is a sandwich, but he’d also like to know why people keep asking him this weird question.
Why does everyone keep asking me if a hot dog is a sandwich? I'm so confused lol. My answer is no though lol.— Nik Stauskas (@Nik Stauskas) 1436580951.0
The Players’ Tribune asked a slew of NFL players — former and current — the question, resulting in a lot of pensive reactions and half-hearted assertions.
Allen Iverson encapsulated the sentiments of those who simply don’t care with this short and sweet response.
So as part of #AskTheAnswer, AI was asked whether or not a hotdog was a sandwich. His response: “That’s stupid. I ain’t answering it."— max (@max) 1429143500.0