Wednesday, April 14, 2010
John Schumacher runs the concessions at one of the most inventive ballparks in minor league baseball, Joseph P. Riley Ballpark, home of the Charleston RiverDogs. His creations include the "Asian Invasion" (soy sauce, wasabi, crunchy chow mein noodles), the "Dixie Dog" (chili and pimento cheese), the signature "RiverDog" (cole slaw and pickled okra) and of course the item that was featured on "Man vs. Food" the enormous "Homewrecker." On Wednesday, the gang will attempt to eat his newest culinary experiment, the Pickle Dog, which consists of a hollowed out pickle packed with coleslaw and toped with a wiener. Mmmm....
A Man with Experience
Comedian Alex Cole is not just a longtime veteran of the stage, he's also amassed quite a resume in film and television. He's appeared in a number of movies including Purple Haze, McHale's Navy and Two Harbors. He's also appeared in a few national commercials (including one that was 'banned' from airing during the Super Bowl and on the show "Roseanne."
Ben "Coach" Wade
The Dragon Slayer
Benjamin Wade is known by many names. As the head women's soccer coach at the Southwest Baptist University in Missouri, he is called "Coach Wade," but he also goes by “Maestro” due to role as an artistic director and conductor of a California symphony orchestra. A skilled musician, Coach was traveling the world playing the trumpet before most kids could even spell "trumpet." Aside from setting the world record for the longest solo kayak expedition on the ocean (an amazing 6,132 miles), Coach has also been attacked by a tiger shark, stalked by a jaguar in the Amazon and has been bitten by a piranha on his right hand. With all that in mind, it's not surprising that wade was a natural fit on the CBS reality show "Survivor" where he was not only known as coach, but also gave himself the nickname "The Dragon Slayer." After becoming one of the most colorful and memorable players in the game's 10 year history, Wade was asked to return for the show's 20th season "Heroes vs. Villains" where he was the 9th person voted out.