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Lehigh Valley IronPigs uniforms tackle eternal cheesesteak debate

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs are setting out to settle Northeast Pennsylvania’s most pressing question. 

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The Lehigh Valley IronPigs are setting out to settle Northeast Pennsylvania’s most pressing question. 

For the June 10 game against the Durham Bulls, the IronPigs are temporarily changing their name to the Cheesesteaks. They’re asking their fans to vote on whether the hats they’ll wear should feature a cheesesteak “wit” or “witout,” which, in English, translates to with or without onions. 

“I would say, when you order a cheesesteak wit onions, it adds a little something to the cheesesteak,” resident cheesesteak expert Mitch Goldich said. “So when you put onions on a uniform, it might add a little something on the field.”

Fans can place their votes on (Team Wit holds a significant lead in the early voting), or by using #TeamWit and #TeamWitout on Twittter, Facebook and Instagram. 

Fans are not allowed, however, to vote on the kind of cheese dripping from the front of the jersey. It looks like whiz won out over provolone there. 

- Dan Gartland