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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

All Star Baseball Game

Tonight the American League and the National League of Major League Baseball in the United States will meet to determine which league will have the home team advantage during the World Series when played in the fall.
Tonight they play the ALL STAR Game in Pittsburgh, at the PNC Park.

All of us avid baseball fans will be watching to see if the American Leagues strangle hold on winning this annual game will be broken by the National League. Despite this nearly ten year winning streak the National League is still out ahead of the American League when it comes to winning the ALL STAR Game. Let's see what happens in Pittsburgh tonight. Best wishes for success to the National Legaue ALL STARS.
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Hot Dog Champion Eats 54 3/4 in 12 Minutes

We wrote about this man last year,( see YTW July 6, 2005 ) and once again he has achieved victory over his hotdog chomping opponents. Takeru Kobayashi, 27,
has won his sixth straight title in the annual Independence Day hot dog eating competition on Coney Island, held at the original Nathan's Famous hot dog stand on Brooklyn, New York's seashore.


This time he broke his own record, of 53 1/2 hot dogs, set at the same competition two years ago, by consumming a sickening 53 3/4 frankfurters in 12 minutes to win.
Kobayashi's nearest competitor was Joey Chestnut, a 220-pound civil engineering student from San Jose, California, who set an American record by eating 50 hot dogs during a qualifying tournament in Las Vegas.

Though Chestnut jumped out to an early lead in the competition, it was 160 pound Takeru Kobayashi who prevailed when he passed Chestnut with about three minutes left in the contest. Mazal tov! Takeru is champion hotdog eater again.

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