The Phillies-Mets rivalry used to be a lot of fun then the Mets went downhill and the Phillies just rolled on them. Then the Phillies went downhill and, instead of even, competitive baseball, the Phillies-Mets matchups have become a form of torture to watch. Horrendous bullpens, sloppy plays, lack of fundamentals. You name it.
With all of that being said, the Mets still took four-of-five from the Phillies over the weekend but that might not be their crowning achievement in Philadelphia in 2014.
The Star-Ledger's Mike Vorkunov reports the Mets have had a competition of their own every time they have played in Philadelphia for years: how many cheesesteaks can they eat? Not only do they hold this competition but they also keep track of it.
Due to the rain delay on April 30th, the Mets were left with nothing to do but wait for the game to get called then wait for their flight to Denver to take on the Colorado Rockies. Their rain delay activity? Eat cheesesteaks, of course. On April 30th alone, the Mets consumed 103 cheesesteaks to break their single-day team record.
In 2013, catcher Eric Langill set the Mets single-series record for cheesesteaks by eating 17 of them between April 8th and April 10th.
I love the competitive nature of this and how could you not like delicious cheesesteaks? It's virtually impossible. But when you break it down - 103 cheesesteaks and only 25 players on the roster. That's a gross amount of cheesesteaks. Seriously. Plus, there's no way you feel good after that. Sure you're name is on the wall but you can see it from inside the bathroom stall.
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