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Giving the Masses What They Crave

lobbyists.jpgI am pleased to announce that today has been, by far, the greatest day in the history of Ben’s Biz Blog.

As of this writing (6:33 p.m. EST), over 11,000 unique visitors have stopped by and had a look, and I sincerely hope that at least a few of these individuals become repeat “customers”. The reason for this dramatic uptick is my recent post on West Michigan’s mammoth 1.6 pound hamburger. CNBC’s Darren Rovell picked up the story and was kind enough to give me a “shout out”, and since then the post has been linked to by a dizzying array of blogs and message boards.

I have thought long and hard about how to capitalize on my fleeting, jumbo burger-related “fame”, and here’s the plan that I have come up with:

1. Give the people (more of) what they want.
2. Follow up by giving the people something they didn’t even know that they wanted.

Part Two is coming tomorrow, and it’s a doozy. But, for now, I will simply display the holy trinity of Minor League concession items. (Yes, this is gratuitous, and yes, I am pandering).

#1: The Taco in a Helmet (Brevard County Manatees)

I use this image as part of my daily meditation practices, concentrating on it in order to give myself access to deep inner mental states. This is not a joke.

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#2 The Homewrecker Hot Dog (Charleston RiverDogs)

This is to a normal hot dog what a normal hot dog is to one those little pig-in-a-blanket mini-weiners. I did the math.

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#3 Fifth Third Burger (West Michigan Whitecaps)

Whether it’s a concession stand item or a double-overtime hockey game, five thirds is always a lot.

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Once again: tomorrow’s post is going to be a good one, so please check back. And, please, get in touch at any time about anything. Reader correspondence is absolutely crucial to this operation.

benjamin.hill@mlb.com

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