Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Mets set team record by eating 103 cheesesteaks in single day


Regardless of where the New York Mets reside in the standings, they rank head and shoulders above everyone else when it comes to eating cheesesteaks in Philadelphia.

According to nj.com, the Mets shattered the team record for most cheesesteaks eaten in a day, as they reportedly devoured a whopping 103 over a ten-hour span on April 30. This busted the previous record by roughly 20 subs. The scene took place within the visiting clubhouse at Citizens Bank Park.

Apparently, visiting clubs are welcome to eat as many of the iconic sandwiches as they like during a series. The meal is prepared for them at the ballpark and a scoreboard keeps track of the top eaters. As with anything, there are rules though. They are as follows:

The cheesesteak eating competition is not without rules and calls for prior planning. To viably set a record, cheesesteaks can only be eaten after getting to the ballpark until batting practice, from the end of batting practice until the game begins, and for an hour window after the game has concluded. There are moratoriums during batting practice and the game, likely, so that players and coaches can proceed with their day jobs.

This is pure speculation, but I would venture to guess that Bartolo Colon pulled his fair share of the cheesesteak-eating weight.

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