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I Tried To Eat 9 Hot Dogs And Drink 9 Beers During A 9 Inning Baseball Game

The 9/9/9 challenge. 9 beers 9 hot dogs 9 innings.

On the surface it doesn’t seem that tough, right? 9 beers over the course of 3 hours? In my sleep. 9 hot dogs? Tough but doable. Combining the two just seems like it wouldn’t be that hard. With the right strategy it could be done. It wouldn’t be easy, but it could be done.

I’ve seen this challenge floating around Twitter before and recently Barstool mentioned it. Here’s Katie Nolan trying it back when she was with Guyism in 2013:


So last Friday night’s Indians game v the Oakland Athletics would be the day.

I got downtown around 6:30 at my buddy’s place and we’d Uber over to Progressive Field just in time to make it by first pitch because we’d need every second that we could get. If I’m housing 9 beers and 9 dogs I want to make sure I take advantage of the timing aspect of it.

From the beginning I was fucked:

Gridlocked on the way to the game. Cars everywhere. The only good thing was that I was able to catch a few Pokemon in the backseat of the Uber while we were sitting on Euclid.

We’d have to try and get a beer or dog in us as quickly as possible so we stopped at City Tap and caught a quick inning or so there

Official start time for 9/9/9: 7:30 pm

That pic was snapped at 7:31 pm and the first pitch was thrown at 7:10. I was already 20+ minutes behind and I hadn’t even stepped foot in the ballpark yet.

Once we got into the Prog it was full steam ahead and we made a beeline to the dollar hot dog guy who let it be know that there was no limit on number of hot dogs you could buy. This guy was the best.

We (I use we because I was with my friend Will who has actually sometimes occasionally writes a Cavs article for this site) set up shop on a garbage can next to the women’s restroom (sup) and went to town on some dollar dogs. We each put down 4 dogs within the first 10 or so minutes inside of the ballpark.

Here’s where my strategy got messed up. I tried to keep everything equal.

Ex: If I had 4 dogs, I’d try and be on beer #4

5 dogs, 5 beers etc.

In hindsight I don’t think this was the best strategy. After about an hour the hot dogs built up and mixed with the beer and by the 6th inning I felt like I had an anvil in my stomach. I felt like the blobfish. If you’re going to try this at home I suggest getting 6 or 7 hot dogs down right off the bat. That way you can just coast to 9 beers if you keep up a good pace.

1 hour and 10 minutes into the challenge I wasn’t feeling too great.

Needed some motivation. Reached out to the loyal Twitter followers to give me a little push. If the thought of a dead gorilla doesn’t get you juiced up then you, my friend, do not have a pulse.

6 minutes until the final out and this is all I had left:

I poured that Budweiser in a cup and it was gut check time.


I couldn’t get it all down

2 little hot dog nubs stood between me and immortality. God dammit.

The Joey Chestnut method of dipping my hot dogs in the beer proved to be gross and ineffective


A couple things:

  • If I get a full 9 innings (from first pitch to the Indians batting in the bottom of the 9th) I complete this challenge no problem.
  • According to the official game time last Friday night was 2 hours and 59 minutes. Shorter than the 2016 MLB average of 3 hours and 26 seconds. Another thing not working in my favor.
  • I’ll just be honest- Dollar hot dogs taste like they’re worth a dollar.
  • Last Friday I went to the Pizza Hut by my work and had their pizza buffet. TERRIBLE idea. It’s not smart to eat 8 pieces of pizza for lunch when you’re doing an eating challenge later that night. Next time I attempt the 9/9/9 I’ll be on a strict diet leading up to that night’s game.
  • I shoved the last 2 bites of the hot dogs in my mouth right after the 3rd and final out of the game was completed. Unfortunately the judges said this wasn’t allowed.
  • The 2 guys I was with completed it and I was the only one who didn’t so my confidence is a little shook right now.
  • I will be trying this again this season and I will be completing it.





Huge News- Some Bars In Cleveland Will Be Open Till 4 AM During The Republican National Convention


CLEVELAND — The Republican National Convention will be a blend of work and play.

And the partying for the Republicans will be allowed to go longer in qualifying local bars and restaurants that serve alcohol.

Under a new Ohio law, holders of most Ohio liquor permits are eligible for a waiver during a “major event” from the Ohio Division of Liquor Control.

The law impacts Columbus and Cleveland, and the RNC qualifies as a major event.

The establishments must be in Cuyahoga County or the six counties surrounding it, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage and Summit.

The waiver will allow alcohol to be served until 4 a.m. It will run from Sunday, July 17 to Thursday, July 21.



Cleveland is basically New York City and you can’t tell me any different.

2 extra hours of drinking and debauchery + Repulicans + Donald Trump = Best weekend in Cleveland EVER!!! I mean, what could go wrong?

Now the big question is what time do you actually go out? Normally my friends and I will leave for the bars at around 11 on a Friday or Saturday night. Go to the bars for about 3 hours, drink (heavily), and then get a whole pizza for ourselves from Panini’s. I don’t think 11-4 AM would be feasible. I’m not 22 anymore. This old man needs his rest.

Circling this weekend on my calendar. The summer of 2016 is going to be so awesome.

Sucks that Manziel won’t be around to take advantage of the Barley House back room till 4. (low hanging fruit I know, I know)

Royals vs. Mets World Series Drinking Game



(By the time you’re reading this it’ll probably be game 2 since everyone will be watching the Cavs opener tonight but we’re nothing if not punctual here at Bottlegate)

For the 64th time in the past 68 years, the Cleveland Indians will not be playing in the World Series. But I love baseball, and I’ll be DAMNED if I let that stop me from enjoying the Fall Classic.  As always, bring us in Johnny!


Ladies and gentlemen, your second annual Bottlegate World Series Drinking Game! The New York Mets and the Kansas City Royals square off in game 1 tonight at 8:07 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  I usually play a different drinking game when I’m watching a game that Harold Reynolds is announcing (it’s called “drink”), but this is certainly a special occasion. So without further adieu…

Take a sip when…

  • Alex Rodriguez talks about being old
  • Someone mentions an “unwritten rule”
  • The hair of Jacob deGrom or Noah Syndergaard is shown/talked about
    • Healthy gulp if it’s both at the same time
  • Yoenis Cespedes or Johnny Cueto is referred to as a “rental”
  • Reynolds says something you can easily disprove using basic reasoning and logic
  • Anyone mentions how close the Cubs came/that they’ll be back next year/for years to come
  • A Royals batter gets a hit on a fastball
  • A Royals batter strikes out
  • Jerry Seinfeld shown

Healthy gulp if…

  • Matt Harvey and “innings limit” are mentioned in the same sentence
  • Any announcer implies or flat out says that David Wright deserves a World Series title
  • Thor’s hammer is shown in any way
  • A Statcast graphic is used
  • Announcers debate whether or not a player flipped his bat after a HR
    • Finish your drink if the Jose Bautista bat flip is shown
  • Yordano Ventura hits a batter
  • The broadcast shows weird iPad guy
  • Jerry Seinfeld interviewed
  • Jim Breuer video is mentioned/shown



Stories you must drink from start to finish during:

  • Wilmer Flores crying at the trade deadline
  • Royals fan SungWoo Lee from South Korea
  • Steven Matz growing up a Mets fan
  • The trials and tribulations of David Wright


Finish your drink

  • David Murphy hits a home run
  • (Repeat from last year) Alex Gordon concusses himself
  • Mets pitcher knocks a run in
  • 20-year-old Royals rookie shortstop Raul Mondesi makes his major league debut in the World Series
  • Harold Reynolds makes a joke about “Matz” sounding like “Mets”

and finally….

  • Bartolo Colon gets on base

Bottoms up.

Shoot any additional ideas over to @Bottlegate or and we’ll add em’.