Charley Marcuse The Singing Hot Dog Man of Comerica Park
has been silenced by the Detroit Tigers since May 18 of
this year. He has been rendering his operatic version of Hooot
Daaaawg since the The Three Tenors appeared at Tiger
Stadium. At first the Tigers said that the fans complained
about his singing but later in an article in Sports
Illustrated Cliff Russell a public relations official for the
Tigers stated that the fans really like his singing.
Charley was invited to Sing an Sell hot Dogs two of the
Tigers minor league affiliates. He was at The Toledo Mud
Hens park and The Western Michigan White Caps park
this summer. Fourty- eight papers throughout the US carried
the Associated Press story of Charley going to the minors. He
appeared on the Good Morning AmericaShow and also on
ESPN. He was even interviewed by the BBC and has appeared on
televison in Japan.
But still the Tigers have him muzzeled for all but 15
seconds when he is given a microphone and allowed to belt out
his meaty aria . His picture appears on the Jumbotron on the
centerfield. This all done as part of the Ball Park Franks Hot
Dog row promotion.
Since Charley has not been allowed to sing, his revenue is
down about $1500.00 from last year.
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