So I already posted something about the dumbass sign that greeted Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish at this Major League debut with the Texas Rangers... Unfortunately, the phrase "We love Yu long time" has reportedly found its way onto t-shirts and other merchandise.
Unfortunately, that's just barely scratching the surface of the ridiculous stuff going down at the Dallas-Forth Worth Metroplex since Yu's arrival. This includes the Rangers' "Yu Dog," which is a deep-fried, wonton-wrapped hot dog with teriyaki beef and seaweed salad. Yo, that doesn't sound very good.
The team did, however, contribute to the ignorance with their featured food item of the evening. Twitter began buzzing last night about the Rangers selling a “Yu Dog,” and as it turns out it’s real. As Darren Rovell tweeted and Big League Stew confirmed having seen on the Fox Sports Southwest broadcast, the “Yu Dog” is a deep-fried, wonton-wrapped hot dog with teriyaki beef and seaweed salad. It was reportedly being served at the Captain Morgan Club in center field with chop sticks, a fortune cookie, and french fries fried in sesame oil on the side. Word of Mouth shirts shared a photo of it with us on TwitterWow. It actually comes with a chopsticks and a fortune cookie. Man, somebody must have thought they were being extremely clever when they came up with this crap. Texas, you're incredible. More here: 'Yu Dog' highlights a night of cultural insensitivity for Yu Darvish’s debut. (Thanks, Theodore.)
Apparently the Rangers learned nothing from the mistake Ben & Jerry’s made or that fan sign the Knicks decided to show on their video board during the peak of the Linsanity mayhem. I know the idea is to make money, but when will people realize they need to stop going down the stereotypical food item road?