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St. Louis ushers chow down in Giant Slugger eating contest

How do you keep 366 ushers entertained throughout the season? Hot dog eating contests, apparently.

Prior to Tuesday's game against the Dodgers, 10 lucky (or unlucky, depending how you look at it) ushers squared off for gastronomic greatness as they attacked Busch Stadium's Giant Slugger -- a 2 3/4-pound, two-foot long heap of hot dog, chili, cheese, onions, jalapeño and bread.

The aisle-dwellers not participating were given the opportunity to pledge a donation to the participant of their choice. Proceeds from the contest benefitted Halle Bloom, a three-year old girl who is battling a brain tumor.

The ushers reached their goal of $2,500.

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