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Mets set cheesesteak record in Philly

If the Mets couldn’t improve their record during a rainout this April, they would at least aim to top another. On April 30, the Mets collectively ate 103 cheesesteaks while waiting for the rain to pass so they could play the Phillies, setting a new team record at Citizens Bank Park for the most eaten in a day (NJ.com, June 3).

The Mets now sit atop the leaderboard in the dining room of the visitor’s clubhouse, a title that wasn’t earned without some serious planning.

The Phillies home park cheesesteak competition is no joke. Visiting teams are welcome to eat as many as they can, made at the ballpark, to set single day, series or team records. Of course, as with any serious competition, there are rules. For a record to stand, 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 after the game has ended. Cheesesteak consumption is forbidden during the games – though there could be a whole other competition in there somewhere.

The Mets planned two cheesesteaks per person, though it was a collective effort from the heavy hitters who put away more than their share to crush the previous record that stood somewhere in the eighties.

The MVPs of the contest are both bullpen catchers, Dave Racaniello and Eric Langill. Last season, Langill set the three-game series record by eating 17 cheesesteaks, breaking Racaniello’s long-standing record of 14.




39 comments
trouble
trouble

Apparently we've already set the record for most Pepto Bismol consumption in Chicago.

Zach14
Zach14

I don't know how they did that. Cheesesteaks are nasty

Geoff Beers
Geoff Beers

They are having some fun and playing some pretty decent ball right now.  On to Chicago!

gpopper
gpopper

Bartolo ate 102, Duda 1, the rest passed. Stay tuned.

Ricky Gurbal
Ricky Gurbal

biggest questions is how much did little tejada have? 1/2?

Was Bobby Bonilla eligible to participate?

tommets
tommets

They should eat cheesesteaks more often. Maybe they'll win every 4 out of 5..

Justin Lavinsky
Justin Lavinsky

Just want to note they went 1-8 immediately after breaking the record

iamwilpon
iamwilpon

And they did it all without Mo Vaughn

Marc Seldin
Marc Seldin

Looks like Bobby Abreu ate most of those 103 cheesesteaks! lol

Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

Insert Bartolo Colon joke (here). Nice to see our team nutritionists are on the case.

fertiect
fertiect

Send some to Chicago NOW! Or hire the person to make them on the road!

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

Deep dish pizza contest at Wrigley Field this afternoon.

Tom Gallagher
Tom Gallagher

Between the cheesesteaks and the record for the most players on one roster who's last names start with a lower case letter this is a truly historic year for the Mets franchise.

flmetsfan
flmetsfan

What's next?  Are the bullpen boys going to switch to whitehots or Italian beef when they get to Wrigley?

qualcomm
qualcomm

I hear the steaks in Philly are 20% Kibbles and Bits

jay
jay

So this is why we signed Bartolo Colon.

j0sHi328
j0sHi328

I'm just waiting for the oncoming flood of Bartolo Colon jokes

qualcomm
qualcomm

So there is a game to see how gassy and uncomfortable a visiting team can make themselves before they play. Got it.

So does this make the guys the dumbest group since team x in the 80's? lol

upstaphan
upstaphan

Who cares about offensive stats... we are leading the league in cheese steaks!

Mike Garrison
Mike Garrison

The lavatories on that flight to Denver probably took a beating.

Becky Wheeler Tolan
Becky Wheeler Tolan

Ha Ha! I heard this last night during the game. I'm from Philly and LOVE Cheese Steaks but that's A LOT of Philly's best right there! LOL Way to go Metsies!!!

qualcomm
qualcomm

@Ricky Gurbal He ate Flores' cheese steak. Flores ate some Cheerios and sat in the corner.

Matt Corbin
Matt Corbin

He is still getting paid, so yes he is eligible. 


nyinchi
nyinchi

@qualcomm Don't forget the horse meat.  

qualcomm
qualcomm

Pull up a bib and get ready for some blubbering.

bst91
bst91

@qualcomm

The previous record was "somewhere in the eighties" as in eighty something cheesesteaks, not the 1980's. 

qualcomm
qualcomm

We've been Sanburgered! I guess it proves you can be gassy and still beat the Phils.