Happy July 4th AA!  Enjoy a well deserved Summer day off and enjoy cookouts, fireworks, and maybe even blowing up a small piece of the earth.  There will be plenty of baseball on today, but of course the premier event will be the 4th of July Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest.  There were surreal scenes last year as after Joey Chestnut’s victory, Japanese eating legend Takeru Kobayashi was arrested after rushing the stage.  Kobayashi didn’t compete last year due to a contract dispute with Major League Eating, but will compete this year via satellite.  The fun starts at noon on ESPN, where their WWE like coverage should be hilarious and over the top.  I can’t believe I just wrote that many words about eating hot dogs.  Enjoy the holiday and leave any thoughts on the intercontinental showdown of gluttony and any announcing tidbits throughout the day.  Then, come back tomorrow for the start of the Joe Morgan Memorial!

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