LINCOLN PARK — It's a dog-eat-dog world in the baseball playoffs, especially when it comes to the Wiener's Circle acting as an attack dog for the Cubs.
The Wiener's Circle recently laid down the challenge to Los Angeles and its Dodgers with a sign reading, "Hey LA, Pink's Stinks, Go Cubs Go!"
Pink's is a Los Angeles-area hot-dog stand claiming to be "A Hollywood Legend Since 1939."
That, of course, means nothing to the Wiener's Circle, 2622 N. Clark St., renowned for its sassy staff berating customers in no uncertain terms, especially in the later hours of the evening.
The Wiener's Circle's Evelyn Morris said Tuesday that the dog stand got "a little bit" of a rise out of Los Angeles fans stopping by while in town for the Cubs' opening playoff games last weekend against the Dodgers.
"We badgered them to death," Morris said.
The sign, however, has since been changed this week to "Montero for Mayor," in honor of Saturday night's first-game hero Miguel Montero, who hit a game-winning grand slam in the eighth inning.
The Dodgers won the second game, and they renew the National League Championship Series with the third game Tuesday in Los Angeles. The winner goes to the World Series, which the Cubs last reached in 1945.
Last year, the Wiener's Circle took on Donald Trump with a "Trump footlong" — all three inches of it — after the Republican presidential candidate defended the size of his penis in a campaign debate.
It also created a stir a year ago by adopting a Halloween disguise as "McDowell's," a McDonald's knockoff seen in the Eddie Murphy movie "Coming to America."
Morris said she's not sure what the Wiener's Circle is doing for Halloween this year.
The dog shop has also notably crossed swords with Triumph the Insult Comic Dog in a video sketch seen on Conan O'Brien's late-night talk show four years ago. Triumph, of course, is the creation of Robert Smigel, who cut his teeth in Chicago comedy in the '80s. He went on to NBC's "Saturday Night Live," where he also helped create Da Superfans.
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