You may know him as the most boisterous vendor ever at a sporting event. You might know him as the most obnoxious thing associated with going to, listening to or watching a Tigers game. You might know him as the biggest ketchup hater around town. He’s Charley the Singing Hot Dog Guy. Well, he was Charley the Singing Hot Dog Guy. Now, he’s just Charley.
Via Twitter, Charley Marcuse announced that he had been fired by Delaware North Sportservice – the company that employees Comerica Park vendors.
In recent years, the Tigers specifically gave him restrictions on when and how often he could singing his patented opera-ish “Hot dawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwg” tune when selling hot dogs. He apparently felt they were out to get him. And while I appreciated his show every now and again, he wasn’t the reason people spent good money to go to a game.
Thanks (or no thanks) to YouTube, Charley’s tune will forever live on.