Charley Marcuse, “the Singing Hot Dog Man,” will not be heard when the Detroit Tigers return to Comerica Park. After 15 years the controversial vendor has been fired by Delaware North Companies Sportservice, the concessions company that provides food and beverage to the stadium.
Marcuse announced his own firing on Twitter Friday afternoon: “After 15 years the Tigers finally got what they’ve aways (sic) wanted: I was fired by @delawarenorth #Sportservice this morning.”
“For 15 years I have tried to provide a unique, engaging, and fun experience for everyone…the vast majority of feedback and interactions have always been positive. Fans constantly tell me that I have added to their enjoyment of the ballgame. The Detroit Tigers and Sportservice, a Delaware North Company, see it differently. After so many years I am very sorry to see this day come.”
So – what do YOU think? was he a Tigers treasure or just a pain in the butt?