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Mets set record for most cheesesteaks eaten in Philly

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The New York Mets are officially the best team in baseball at something — eating. Earlier this year, New York’s other team dominated the rest of the league in eating greasy, calorie-packed sandwiches.

When teams travel to Philadelphia to face the Phillies, they are given the luxury of having unlimited access to made-to-order Philly cheesesteaks. As a result, a competition has emerged that tracks how many cheesesteaks individuals and teams can down in a single day or series. Results are kept on a scoreboard in the visiting locker room. The Mets are now at the top of it.

According to Mike Vorkunov of The Star-Ledger, the Mets ate a total of 103 cheesesteaks as a team on April 30. They did so over a 10-hour span on a day in which their game against the Phillies was rained out. The plan was for each member of the organization to eat two cheesesteaks, but some people ended up picking up the slack for those who ate like pigeons.

The Mets didn’t have to eat as much as they did, but they weren’t going to be outdone. The previous team record was somewhere in the 80s.

This is a sick, sick game teams have created, and the Mets are masters of it. Last season, Mets bullpen catcher Eric Langil banged down 17 cheesesteaks in a single three-game series, breaking the previous mark of 14 that was set by fellow bullpen catcher Dave Racaniello.

“We were going for it together,” Racaniello said. “Then I did that and, alright, I’ll hold the single day record, you can have the three day record.”

Someone’s going to die out there. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

H/T Deadspin

Seattle butcher shop selling ‘Beast Mode’ sausage with Skittles in it

Beast-Mode-sausages-SkittlesSeattle Seahawks fever is sweeping the entire Washington area, and that has resulted in some new dishes being created. Blue Max Meats in Puyallup is well-known for its sausages. The butcher shop sells 20 varieties of sausage that include traditional blends like Louisiana pork hot and beef cheddar with jalapeno, but Marshawn Lynch has inspired them to create something disturbingly unique — sausage with Skittles in it.

Blue Max’s “Beast Mode” sausages are made by grinding up meat and adding spices. It all sounds pretty standard until a full bag of Skittles is poured into the mixer.

“Initially when people see it they’re like, ‘Ooh,'” store co-owner Tommy Marshall told King 5 News in Seattle.

Believe it or not, people actually like the spicy sausage with the chewy candy mixed in. Marshall said the “Beast Mode” sausages are currently Blue Max’s top seller.

Lynch was spotted eating Skittles on the sideline after scoring a touchdown a couple of seasons ago. Since then, the Seahawks have started selling a burger with a side of Skittles and fans have been showering players in the popular sweets. Other teams have even mocked Seattle by eating Skittles. And now, we have Skittle sausages. Hopefully the trend stops there.

LeBron James gave son an Xbox cake for birthday

LeBron James X-box cake

You ever see a bakery or specialty cake shop and wonder how they make their money? Or, rather, ever wonder who has the money to drop four figures on a custom-made cool looking birthday cake? Well here’s your answer: people like LeBron James.

LeBron got his son, LeBron Jr., an Xbox cake for the young boy’s 9th birthday.

“Bronny Dope Xbox cake with that 2K14 #SwagCake #CakeCakeCake” James wrote on Instagram.

We have to admit, that cake is pretty awesome. There’s tons of detail and it looks just like the gaming system. Not to mention the 2K14 game and controllers look totally real.

So whose video game cake was better? Bronny’s or Pacman Jones’ Pacman cake?

Photo: Instagram/LeBron James

Allow the doughnuts to tell the story about Jets and Giants fan loyalty

Rex-Ryan-JetsThe expectations surrounding the New York Giants and New York Jets are a bit different heading into the 2013 season. The Giants are not exactly a Super Bowl contender, but few people would be surprised if they snuck their way into the playoffs. The Jets? Not so much.

At this point, less than seven wins is looking like a legitimate possibility for Rex Ryan’s squad. Mark Sanchez is injured and Geno Smith threw three interceptions in his last preseason appearance. And if you need any further proof of how fans are feeling about the team heading into the new season, look no further than these football-themed pastries.

Jets fans can try to convince themselves that their doughnuts were freshly restocked before the photo was taken, but we all know that’s not the case. The reality is people are sick of circus moments like this, and they’re taking it out on the doughnuts. Either that, or Rex used to buy up all the Jets doughnuts before he lost a ton of weight.

H/T SB Nation

Adam Jones gets a Popeye’s chicken cake for his birthday

Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones is a huge fan of Popeye’s chicken. How huge? The three-time All-Star turned 28 on Thursday, and he apparently likes Popeye’s so much that his friends thought it would be appropriate to give him a Popeye’s-themed birthday cake.

Jones was pretty stoked about it, and we can see why after going through some of his Instagram photos. Most of the pictures he posts have to do with delicious meals, and he even showcased his love for Popeye’s while sitting on the O’s team plane a couple months ago.

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Los Angeles Dodgers serving frozen foam to keep beers cold

Frozen-beer-foam-DodgersThe Los Angeles Dodgers have figured out a revolutionary new way to keep beers cold on hot summer nights at the ballpark. Kirin, a beer company based in Japan, has developed a product that comes out of a margarita machine as frozen foam for the top of a beer. The Dodgers are the first MLB team to bring it into their stadium.

According to Food Beast, the foam is served at 23 degrees Fahrenheit and is designed to protect a draft beer from the daytime heat. The frozen concoction is added after a draft beer is poured from a standard tap and can supposedly can keep suds cold for up to 30 minutes. Food Beast tested the foam out on a humid, 80-plus degree LA day and said it worked for the full 30 minutes.

Of course, a beer with frozen foam comes at the steep ballpark price of $10. While the idea sounds fantastic, I have two concerns. For starters, is it obnoxious to try to drink beer around the frozen foam without having to eat some of it with each sip? And also, would the foam water down the beer as it melts, thus reducing the carbonation level? I’m no scientist, but these are the things I would worry about. We’ll just have to send our own tester out to try it.

H/T SI Hot Clicks

Atlanta Falcons unveil pulled pork, mac and cheese, onion rings sandwich

Atlanta Falcons sandwich

The Atlanta Falcons unveiled this heart attack between buns on Monday, which they say will be available during training camp beginning on July 25. They are asking fans to help name the sandwich.

The sandwich includes pulled pork, applewood bacon, Mac n cheese, coleslaw and two fried onion rings. The team says it weighs over one and a half pounds, but it will only cost fans $5.

The Falcons are asking fans to help name the sandwich by submitting suggestions over Twitter using “#aftcsandwich.” Here’s my suggestion: #looksgoodbutillpass

H/T Hot Clicks