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Opening Day Hot Dogs: Celebrate Washington Nationals' Season Starter With A Summer Snack

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HOT DOGS AND BASEBALL
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WASHINGTON -- Play ball!

The Washington Nationals' season starts today with a home game against the Miami Marlins. After a nail-biting 2012 season, during which the Nats clinched the National League East division title before being knocked out in Game 5 of the National League Division Series, fans are sure to fill 41,546-seat Nationals Park to capacity.

Whether you got tickets to the game or not, nothing goes better with baseball than a hot dog. The association of hot dogs and baseball goes back to the early 20th century, although no one knows who first brought the two iconic American items together.

With 8 hot dog vendors at Nationals Park, there are plenty of places to get a frank at the ballpark. But outside of the stadium, here are 6 spots to find one of Americans' favorite summer snacks.

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