Originally Posted by clarinetplayer
In today's Detroit Free Press, there is an article about Charley Marcuse, the singing hot dog guy--and the genial, well dressed sales person at the Claymore Shop. Charley won a contest to a Tigers-Yankees game in New York. Here is the article:
Singing vendor wins trip
July 22, 2006
The singing hot dog man still reigns at Comerica Park.
Charley Marcuse, known for singing operatic arias as he peddles franks, won the Hebrew National hot dog Higher Authority Hawker Challenge on Friday night before the Detroit Tigers took on the Oakland A's.
The contest is for the best hot dog vendor.
Marcuse, 24, of Birmingham was one of four finalists. He receives a luxury trip for two to New York City to see the Tigers play the Yankees on Aug. 31.
The other finalists were Brenda McCants, 22, of Detroit; Johnny Kelmar, 34, of Warren, and Julius King, 54, of Detroit.
Fans have voted for about a month at Comerica Park.
Went to the grand-slam victory over the White Sox. Saw Charley refuse to give ketchup to a ChiSox fan with her hot dog. She couldn't believe it, but he would not budge. "No ketchup at the ball park, mustard only, or plain."
He made some kind of analogy that I forgot.
The whole scene was awesome.