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Introducing “The Great Bratbino”

May 17, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT

O wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, That has such ballpark concessions in’t!

 

I’m not saying I’m going to make a special trip to Arlington to get one of these. But I’m not saying I’m not going to do that either.

  1. number42is1 - May 17, 2012 at 1:09 PM

    The Babe is looking down and smiling :-)

    • ajcardsfan - May 17, 2012 at 1:16 PM

      He truly was the Sultan of Brat

  2. bsbiz - May 17, 2012 at 1:12 PM

    Goodness gracious. That is a brat that anyone can appreciate.

    • number42is1 - May 17, 2012 at 1:13 PM

      but do you give it the foul ball you just caught?

      • bsbiz - May 17, 2012 at 1:36 PM

        Only if it has sauerkraut, chili, and jalapenos.

  3. shanabartels - May 17, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    When I think of bratwurst, I don’t think of Texas. But I’m also vegetarian, so what the hell do I know…

    • angrycorgi - May 17, 2012 at 1:33 PM

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_Texan

      Time for some education. My grandmother (maiden name = Neff) was from the Hill Country (Junction, to be exact) and was of German descent. Many of the cities in the Hill Country are Germanic (i.e. New Braunfels, Fredericksburg, Gruene, etc.) in origin and you can find a fantastic German meal in most of those places. Tejano music evolved from Mexican and Germanic styles (i.e. Mariachi & Polka) and the accordian sound in such music is an immediate clue to the German/Czech roots.

      So yeah, Texas is a fine place to find a good brat…as well as other German foods.

      • natstowngreg - May 17, 2012 at 1:46 PM

        True, but it still seems like something for Miller Park.

      • stex52 - May 17, 2012 at 1:48 PM

        Absolutely. Central Texas has the best barbeque and the best sausage. I go to church with a lot of those old small town German/Czech Catholics, and they can cook like no one else.

      • stex52 - May 17, 2012 at 1:49 PM

        However, Dallas is another matter.

      • paperlions - May 17, 2012 at 1:56 PM

        I spent two summers at the Texas Tech field station in Junction….plenty of good German food in the area…had the best schnitzel of my life at a nice German restaurant in the hill country.

      • stex52 - May 17, 2012 at 3:50 PM

        Paper, considering our discussion where you didn’t seem to be as happy about your time in Lubbock, I am glad you got some time in the hill country. That is a better part of Texas. People tend to be nicer, too.

      • shanabartels - May 17, 2012 at 6:08 PM

        Thanks for letting me know. I’m from Jersey.

  4. dondada10 - May 17, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    Looks like I have yet another reason to envy the Rangers organization.

  5. seanthegreatest - May 17, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    “The collosus of kraut”

  6. aceshigh11 - May 17, 2012 at 1:30 PM

    Oh, man…that sounds good.

    I just ate a measly salad for lunch, so I could REALLY use one of those suckers.

  7. heyblueyoustink - May 17, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    Behold it’s glory,
    A work of gastro fine art,
    This brat shall be king

    • angrycorgi - May 18, 2012 at 6:37 AM

      Beautiful haiku…

  8. El Bravo - May 17, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    Thanks, now this chicken salad sandwich suddenly tastes like shit.

    • aceshigh11 - May 17, 2012 at 1:44 PM

      The Bratbino: capable of turning chicken salad into chickenshit.

      Kinda like a King Midas in reverse.

      • El Bravo - May 17, 2012 at 1:49 PM

        HA! Well played. Seriously, I MUST have a brat now. I’m sure I’ll find one in Wrigleyville this weekend while checking out the Crosstown Classic.

      • number42is1 - May 17, 2012 at 2:45 PM

        UGH! interleague starts this weekend. BAH!

  9. rje49 - May 17, 2012 at 4:15 PM

    OK, nobody has asked the price. If a regular hot dog is 5 bucks, how much will the Great Bratbino set you back?

  10. Loren - May 17, 2012 at 4:22 PM

    I am totally on board for a two foot brat, but who the hell puts chili on a brat? Is that a Texas thing?

  11. imaginesuperbowlwin - May 17, 2012 at 5:21 PM

    I guess I’ll have to get a needle and thread for the 3 Johnsonvilles I’m having tonight.

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