Mets Scarf Down 103 Philly Cheesesteaks in One Day
Was Bartolo Colon's dance the real Cheesesteak Shuffle?
The Mets are the champions — not of baseball, but of eating cheesesteaks.
On April 30, as they sat through a rain delay in a game in Philadelphia that was inevitably postponed, the Mets ate 103 cheesesteaks, they say, which set a single-day team record.
Visiting teams have access to all-you-can-eat cheesesteaks when they come to Citizens Bank Park, and there is reportedly a scoreboard in the clubhouse that tracks single-day and three-day records for how many are eaten.
The Mets ate the cheesesteaks over 10 hours, with each team member and personnel planning to eat at least two apiece. Apparently it wasn't the team's first foray into the cheesesteak game.
Writes Mike Vorkunov of The Star-Ledger: "When it comes to eating cheesesteaks, the Mets are the 1961 Yankees, and their bullpen catchers, Dave Racaniello and Eric Langill, are the Mantle and Maris.
"Last season, from April 8-10, Langill set the three-game series record by eating 17 cheesesteaks. He broke Racaniello’s record of 14 — which had stood for years."
Makes sense, since the Mets have been giving their fans indigestion for years.