In urging fans to spiral-cut hot dogs, Alphonso forgets their true history. When a Yankee fan spiral-cuts hot dogs, the Yankees lose--as Alphonso himself reported in July:
...Duque claims he can make the ultimate hot dog and proceeds to spiral ( see photo ) and grill four. That night, the Yanks lose a heartbreaker 4-3 as Tex gives the game away with his first error of the year.
Next day - Alph , Duque and several other " named Yankees" of this blog, retire to a lakeside location for a traditional barbeque and independence day fireworks ( yes, on the 3rd ). Duque takes charge of one grill, and begins "spiraling" hot dogs ( including Hoffman's finest ) despite an absolute dearth of requests for said format. Yanks lose 7-4 and make 3 errors.
Following morning: Alph awakens and recalls the vision which woke him. He heads over to Duque's turf and tells him, " I know why the Yankees are losing. It is those damn spiral hot dogs!"
Short-story: the dogs ( Hoffman ) got grilled normally and were in the process of being consumed... Result of Ju-Ju insight and implementation; Yanks come back to win 4-3.Do not spiral-cut hot dogs.