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(TSN)   Expos' last hotdog fetches $2,605   ( divider line
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14394 clicks; posted to Main » on 20 Oct 2004 at 5:13 PM (13 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2004-10-20 04:24:56 PM  
What's wrong with people? Seriously. I keep losing faith in mankind.
2004-10-20 04:55:20 PM  
Hey, I was at that game, and I took the last dump. Fortunately I had the foresight to shiat in a zip-lock and take it home as a souvenir.

The bidding starts at $50.00 US. Any takers?
2004-10-20 05:14:52 PM  
Homer Simpson unavailable for comment
2004-10-20 05:16:32 PM  
I have-a da buyers remorse-a.

/too obscure?
2004-10-20 05:16:53 PM  
I always wondered why the Expos logo was "elb". Weird.
2004-10-20 05:17:25 PM  
You could have bought the team for that amount.
2004-10-20 05:17:51 PM  
Who would buy that?

Guy Laliberte, founder of the Cirque du soleil...

2004-10-20 05:18:51 PM  
Best quote from the article:

"That hotdog is making more news than the Expos did"
2004-10-20 05:19:16 PM  
what an idiot... why wouldnt he just buy the team?!?!
2004-10-20 05:19:32 PM  
Ethiopians surrender.
2004-10-20 05:19:33 PM  
Four words:

2004-10-20 05:20:50 PM  
Two words:

Mustard extra.

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2004-10-20 05:21:03 PM  
OK, I'm pumped to have baseball in Washington next year so GO (soon to be re-named) EXPOS!

...and before everyone gets all high and mighty, the $$ went to charity. So consider this guy buying $2,000-odd dollars worth of Christmas gifts for underpriveledged kids and get over it already.
2004-10-20 05:21:35 PM  
In related news, the hotdog ALSO has 7000 more genes than we do.
2004-10-20 05:21:41 PM  
That's probably the most money he has ever paid for a weiner, unless you count his live-in 'friend' Guillermo, who has a penchant for mink-lined thongs.
2004-10-20 05:21:46 PM  
You can use it plug the bullet hole of the first fan in DC who gets shot at a game.
2004-10-20 05:22:01 PM  
Guy Laliberte, founder of the Cirque du soleil, paid about 700 times the original stadium price to win an online charity auction for the steamed wiener and plain white bun.

Dude... you're with the Cirque du farking Soleil. You can get a steamed wiener and white buns backstage any night for less than a dime bag of ditchweed.
2004-10-20 05:22:37 PM  
did he get to eat the hotdog?
2004-10-20 05:22:52 PM  
What they didn't tell you is that hotdog was cooked in 1987 and lasted this long because nobody goes to Expos games
2004-10-20 05:24:30 PM  
I know a few weeners that go for less than that ...
2004-10-20 05:24:45 PM  
Where are they playing in Washington? There is no stadium yet!!! They gonna build one in the next 9 months?
2004-10-20 05:24:54 PM  
Weren't there something like 2,600 people in attendance at the last game? You think they would have had a lot of weenies left.
2004-10-20 05:25:46 PM  
I remember it was aught - four and I had just bought the last hot dog for $2,605 american. Back then we called them greenbacks, cause the money was still mostly green. Except for the pennies, which we only used for fixing fuses in old houses. Anyway, so I was at the ball park enjoying my hot dog and ...
2004-10-20 05:25:47 PM  
If I hocked a loogie in a glass case, how much could I get for it?
2004-10-20 05:27:20 PM  
Only in Quebec. Secede!
2004-10-20 05:30:56 PM  
rocinante721 - RFK stadium..they're fixing it up this winter. Man, read the paper or something...
2004-10-20 05:34:46 PM  
Wait... the Expos are moving?

Who will Pee-Wee Herman's favorite team be now?

2004-10-20 05:40:32 PM  
I, for one, am going to miss Mets/Expos weekend series's... leading to three day baseball and boobie benders.

Trippa B weekends
2004-10-20 05:41:10 PM  
Ok, Petekill, I seem to remember, but it's dancing just outide my brain's reach.

What's the reference?
2004-10-20 05:42:52 PM  
I am a victim of Websense, someone gimmah score!
2004-10-20 05:43:22 PM  
Krusty's Ribwich?
2004-10-20 05:46:28 PM  
The article said:
For his high bid, Laliberte will receive a plaster replica of the wiener along with the original which is hermetically sealed in a stew of preservatives to ensure it survives forever.

The hell!? If I spent $2500+ on a fresh food item, you can bet I'd want to EAT it!

What's the point of keeping it "preserved?" It's not an important historical artifact by any means, and no one's ever going to buy it from him for as much as he paid for it.
2004-10-20 05:47:04 PM  
SharkInfested there actually was over 30000 people at the last home game... close to 33000 if I remember correctly. Last game was on a wednesday, and I went the the game the sunday before that... only 12000 people for that game... kinda sad really... but who can blame the fans? Montreal has been a AAA team for the last 10 years... giving away good players after good players...

/is still hoping that the Washington plans fall down and the Expos play one more year in Montreal...
//is dreaming
///there's still a chance
////or maybe not
2004-10-20 05:48:50 PM  
Petekill - The Simpsons from the Spellympics' episode. Homer sells off the last ribwich for the lease to the guy's car. "I'll give you the Lease-a to my car"

\Simpsons Freak
\\Should be obvious
2004-10-20 05:55:53 PM  
here is the auction.

/doesn't pop because i don't know how
2004-10-20 05:58:18 PM  
Dude... you're with the Cirque du farking Soleil. You can get a steamed wiener and white buns backstage any night for less than a dime bag of ditchweed.

Man... ow... my sides... stop it... getting... odd... looks...
2004-10-20 05:59:06 PM  
"hermetically sealed in a stew of preservatives to ensure it survives forever."

Sounds like a typical pack of weiners from the grocery store.
2004-10-20 06:00:15 PM  
Yea, but that's only like 3 bucks in REAL money!
2004-10-20 06:02:22 PM  
Shnak - thanks for the info, and apologies to all Expos and Expo-related people. I swear that I read in some article or another that attendance for the last game was under 3,000, but clearly I am manufacturing newspaper acticles in my head. Hope I get my own byline...
2004-10-20 06:03:17 PM  
Pfil: I always wondered why the Expos logo was "elb". Weird.

It takes dozens of years of having your brain frozen and thawed in the Great White North to truly appreciate the logo.

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Taken as a whole, the logo is a stylized "M" for "Montreal." (You may have to ignore the little white spot in the "e" before you appreciate the effect.) The "e" obviously stands for "Expos" and the "b," believe it or not, stands for "baseball." There have been conflicting authoritative statements over the years as to whether the white part in the middle is actually an "l" (which allegedly stands for the French "le", so that the logo reads "le Expos baseball") or just empty space to keep the "M" shape. As with all great art, it'll just have to remain open to interpretation.

You guys don't appreciate it, but to a 35-year old guy for whom the Expos were his hometown team for his entire life, the whole thing is actually kind of
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. Ask your grandfather about the Brooklyn Dodgers someday...
2004-10-20 06:14:03 PM  
hmmmm... what would the 1st hotdog be worth???
2004-10-20 06:18:33 PM  

Based on previous comments about Expos' attendance over the years, the last hot dog very well could be the first hot dog as well.

2004-10-20 06:18:35 PM  
I shed le tear for les expos.
2004-10-20 06:24:07 PM  
I won't say the Expos moving is akin to the Dodgers moving, but as a person who lived in upstate NY near Quebec (Plattsburgh) for the last 5 years, it was very sad to see them move. I think they were a good time, with no luck.
2004-10-20 06:31:36 PM  
what about the wrapper? Does the wrapper say "Washington, Expos?"

/Simpsons fan too
2004-10-20 06:41:26 PM  
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mmmmm... old meat...
2004-10-20 06:58:11 PM  
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i also heard that it represents the intials of Edgar J Bronfman.

/dept of quebecois urban legends
2004-10-20 07:12:25 PM  
I totally didn't notice that when you highlight the expos logo, the logo appears EVEN BIGGER behind it! Pretty sweet.
2004-10-20 07:25:06 PM  
2004-10-20 07:12:25 PM weebl
I totally didn't notice that when you highlight the expos logo, the logo appears EVEN BIGGER behind it! Pretty sweet.

If you're stoned. Which I am :)
2004-10-20 07:25:09 PM  
I heard the logo is "edb" (with the "e" being a part of the "d") which stands for "Equipe de Basball" or "Baseball Team" in english, but the Bronfman theory seems pretty good too!
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