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April Fools! National sports reporter falls for Diamondbacks’ ‘new food item’

As they do every year, the Arizona Diamondbacks introduced several new extremely tasty and unhealthy food items in time for the 2019 baseball.
Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on your point of view), the Churro Burger isn’t one of them — even though one prominent national reporter was convinced it was for a short time Monday.On Monday, which happens to be April Fools’ Day, the D-backs tweeted a photo of a supposed new food item to be offered at Chase Field this season. The Churro Burger, according to the D-backs’ feed, is “1.5 pound bratwurst burger, 4 cheddar slices, 5 strips of bacon, and mac cheese bites served on a chocolate iced Texas Donut with fried cinnamon sugar churros, vanilla ice cream, and toppings.”Oh you thought the new #DbacksEats were done?Introducing: The Churro Burger.1.5 pound bratwurst burger, 4 cheddar slices, 5 strips of bacon, and maccheese bites served on a chocolate iced Texas Donut with fried cinnamon sugar churros, vanilla ice cream, and toppings.😋 pic.twitter.com/p223k72qzB.

April 1, 2019Most users who came across the post seemed to realize this was an April Fools joke. But not Darren Rovell, a longtime sports business reporter who used to work for ESPN and now works at The Action Network.Rovell, who has over 2 million followers, often announces new food items at ballparks and arenas — and he was initially upset that the D-backs didn’t give him advanced notice of the Churro Burger before making the news public.So, Rovell reached out to Josh Rawitch, the D-backs’ senior vice president of content and communications, who was happy to bring Rovell in on the joke.I need to slow down. I just called at the Diamondbacks angry that I didn’t get a first look at this one.“April Fools.” https://t.co/PLFGso86TmApril 1, 2019Respect to Rovell for admitting he was fooled. And as it turns out, he wasn’t alone: Yahoo Sports was also fooled by the Churro Burger.

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