Hot dogs are being grilled.
The American Academy of Pediatrics got a lot of play this week by declaring that hot dogs are choking hazards to young children, and should be redesigned. Maybe to look like ’59 Chevys with fins.
Perhaps pâté is safer, but cooler heads suggest that parents may want to watch what their children shove down their throats.
And in Kansas City, one of the meat capitals of America, the Royals are being sued by a fan who took a hot dog in the eye from the team’s mascot, Sluggerrr.
This, of course, reminds us of the parental warning about almost everything: “Doncha know that thing can take an eye out?”
At least in Kansas City, the story upholds a great American pastime.
Suing each other.