One should never put ketchup on a hot dog, but there’s nothing wrong with a delicious dollop of karma.
At first glance it looks like there was a terrible tragedy at the Cleveland Indians Hot Dog Race on Wednesday, with the innocent victim being Ketchup, the costumed hot dog. But closer examination reveals that Ketchup had gained an enormous lead due to cheating … and then had the gall to start showboating down the final stretch.
This will not happen on Jason Kipnis’ watch.
The Indians’ second-baseman, who was running onto the field, shoulder-checked Ketchup and sent the costumed hot dog tumbling, allowing Mustard and Mayonnaise to get back into the race. It’s all recorded and documented here:
Lesson for you kids: Don’t cheat; never celebrate before the race is over; and do not put ketchup on your hot dog.
Now here’s our ranking of the six most notorious mascot-player/manager incidents in MLB history: