-- Sales of the Arizona Diamondbacks' $25 corn dog have been so brisk that the team's concessionaires can't wait for a week-long road trip that starts Friday so that they can prep enough to be ready for the team's April 11-13 homestand against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The 18-inch corn dog, called the D-Bat, is stuffed with cheddar cheese, jalapenos and bacon and is served with a side of fries.
The corn dog became a social media star when the team announced the item two weeks ago. Team president and CEO Derrick Hall said at the time that he didn't have any expectations, but Hall told ESPN.com on Wednesday that the item has been so successful, the team needs some catch-up time.
"We sold 300 on the first night," Hall said. "And we only sold 100 last night because we ran out. We can't make them fast enough. We have 100 ready for tonight and we'll have 100 ready for tomorrow. And then when the team goes on the road, we'll get to work to make more."
On opening night, some fans waited nearly an hour to be able to buy a D-Bat, and Hall said that if sales remain as brisk as they are, the team will have to extend the sale of the corn dog beyond the two concession areas that are selling it now.
Supersized concession items by major league teams have garnered a lot of attention in the past couple of weeks. The Texas Rangers unveiled the "Choomongous," two feet of Asian-spiced beef on a bun for $26, and the Chicago White Sox announced plans to sell a 3-pound, 12-scoop sundae in a full-size batting helmet for $17.