Pink's Turns Blue For World Series, Marks First Time In 78 Years The Stand Has Altered Colors
Pink’s takes its baseball seriously, as evidenced last year by their wager with Chicago’s Wieners Circle when the Dodgers met the Cubs in the NLCS in 2016; the Dodgers lost, which meant Pink’s had to pony up for 108 hot dogs. This year, however, they bested the Cubs in dominant fashion (with Wieners Circle staying mum about another possible wager), and the Dodgers are off to the World Series for the first time since 1988.
In celebration, the stand is going blue. Photos posted on Twitter show that the front is now graced with a new banner, with a section of the walls painted in glorious Dodger blue as well. There are also some nice little touch-ups inside, and the staff is similarly draped in blue:
Richard Pink (co-owner and member of the Pink’s lineage) told LAist that the change took place on Sunday afternoon. As for how long the stand will stay blue, Pink said that it’ll “definitely remain for the duration of the World Series,” adding that “it would be heartbreaking to take down when the Dodgers win. But it’ll certainly be up for the series.” Pink noted that this is the first time in 78 years that Pink’s has made such a significant change to the storefront.
Certainly, there’s also a new item on the menu to go along with the theme. A new “Blue’s bacon chili cheese dog” will be selling for $4.88 cents, with the 88 cents denoting the last time the team made it to the World Series (take note, numerologists). All proceeds from the item will go to the L.A. Dodgers Foundation.
We asked Pink if he expects any of the players to stop by the stand, but quickly realized that, considering how they’re playing some pretty important games in the coming days, it’s probably wise to stay off hot dogs. “They’re high energy dogs though,” Pink countered while speaking on the Blue’s bacon chili cheese dog. “I think it would enhance your speed. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.” The science seems pretty sound to us!
The World Series kicks off this Tuesday with the Houston Astros coming to Dodger Stadium. It's looking to be a scorcher that day.