rogers centre poutine hot dog

Someone tried to eat a poutine hot dog for every single Toronto Blue Jays home run

The Toronto Blue Jays took to the newly-renovated Rogers Centre for their highly-anticipated home opener against the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night, and one baseball fan decided to celebrate each Jays home run in an unprecedented way. 

Along with its first phase of renovations, the refurbished dome debuted a whole list of new ballpark menu items, from 5-4-3 Lemonade to specialty popcorn, to perhaps the most talked-about dish, the poutine hot dog

A few hours before the big game, content producer at TSN's Bardown, Jordan Cicchelli, announced that she was committed to eating a poutine hot dog for every Blue Jays home run. 

During the game, Cicchelli provided regular updates regarding her poutine hot dog tally, which began to pile up as the Jays picked up some steam. 

After a challenging start to the game, Matt Chapman's homer in the fourth inning finally sent Cicchelli down to the hot dog stands. 

Although Cicchelli doesn't eat meat, she was committed to creating her own meat-free version of the new menu item by combining a veggie dog with a regular poutine. 

After chowing down on the first hot dog, the Blue Jays came in hot with back-to-back home runs from Kevin Kiermairer and George Springer in the fifth inning. 

Consuming one poutine hot dog is definitely enough to put you in a food coma for the rest of the evening, and Cicchelli slowly began to realize that her commitment might not come to fruition. 

Her pledge was officially squashed once Bo Bichette and Alejandro Kirk slammed more homers in the eighth inning. 

"You can't make this up, I'm never saying I'm doing anything ever again," Cicchelli said. 

Although Cicchelli didn't manage to fulfill her initial goal, she did manage to rectify the situation by donating $100 to the Jays Care Foundation. 

As for her next food-related Jays home run challenge? Cicchelli replied to one commenter that she'll be eating one souvenir ice cream helmet for every Jays home run at the next game she attends. 

Good luck to you (and your digestive system), Jordan.

Lead photo by


Latest Videos

Latest Videos

Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Sports & Play

Toronto's public outdoor swimming pools will soon be open for the summer

Blue Jays' Chris Bassitt rushed back to Toronto from road trip for birth of his child

New ride Tundra Twister is finally open at Canada's Wonderland

Toronto Raptors join forces with Justin Trudeau to combat gun violence in Canada

Nick Nurse pens heartfelt message to Toronto Raptors organization and fans

Multimillion-dollar lotto jackpot leads to early retirement for Ontario film industry worker

CN Tower's Anthony Bass rainbow lighting was either coincidence or cosmic joke

Blue Jays fans boo Anthony Bass in first action since anti-LGBTQ social media post