The hot dog wars are heating up between Chicago and Los Angeles, with The Wieners Circle trading barbs with LA’s own Pink’s Hot Dogs on Twitter. The reason, for anyone who’s been living under a rock, is the NLCS baseball playoff series between the hometown Dodgers and the long-suffering Chicago Cubs.
The whole thing has been brewing for a few days now, ever since the Dodgers defeated the Washington Nationals to advance to play the Cubs in a seven-game series, with the winner heading to the World Series. Chicago, known as more of a hot dog town than a "place where World Series wins happen" town, naturally started picking on Hollywood favorite Pink’s soon after with the below tweet:
I hope LA is better at baseball than they are at hot dogs. Sauerkraut?!? What's next? Ketchup? @Pinkshotdogs stinks! Go Cubs!#dodgersvscubs— The Wiener's Circle (@DOGSnSHAKES) October 15, 2016
That same day, Pink’s decided that "when they go low, we go lower" was the proper tactic, salting the very old Steve Bartman wound that still surely keeps Cubs fans up at night. Not long after that, the below sign appeared over The Wieners Circle:
Bring In your ringers @pinkshotdogs but remember @SteveBartman03 is a @Cubs fan. Beat the @Dodgers pic.twitter.com/zdIXfNU7Gx— The Wiener's Circle (@DOGSnSHAKES) October 15, 2016
The latest salvo seems to be a tit-for-tat friendly bet between the two competitors, with The Wieners Circle agreeing to make a "Pink’s style dog" if the Dodgers win, and challenging Pink’s to make a true Chicago dog should the Cubs advance, which they won’t. Go Dodgers.