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Lucas Duda also claims to have been given food poisoning from Shake Shack at Citi Field

May 13, 2014, 8:35 PM EDT

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Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg lost six pounds in two days, and blamed it on a hamburger he ate this past weekend at the Mets’ Citi Field. Now he has a corroborator, and it’s someone from the home team.

Mets first baseman Lucas Duda had to be hospitalized on Friday because of an upset stomach and told Danny Knobler of ESPN New York that he believes the cause was an under-cooked burger at that same Shake Shack, which draws long lines to the center field concourse every game and is often praised for its high-quality food.

A Mets official told Knobler that an investigation is underway. And here’s a statement from Shake Shack senior marketing manager Greg Waters:

“The first we heard of this situation was about an hour ago via Twitter. “We’re attempting to get in touch with Ryne Sandberg to learn more. At this point we have no further knowledge of the situation, and there have been no other related reports whatsoever. Food safety is of paramount importance to us, and we’re connecting with our management team at the Citi Field Shake Shack now to discuss further and find out more.”

To be fair: If this were a common, major issue, the place probably wouldn’t get such great reviews.

  1. indaburg - May 13, 2014 at 8:48 PM

    Lose 6 lbs in 2 days? Now we know why the lines are so long. A certain sector of Manhattanites will do just about anything to lose weight.

    • stlouis1baseball - May 14, 2014 at 9:31 AM

      Hahaha! On point (as usual) Inda!

    • TheMorningStar - May 14, 2014 at 10:55 AM

      So true! The number #1 reason for subway delays in NYC? Women fainting in transit because they haven’t eaten enough…no joke.

  2. arrooo - May 14, 2014 at 8:22 AM

    Lol, that’s classic

  3. shackdelrio - May 14, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Probably the most runs Citi Field has ever seen

  4. cruuuzcontrol - May 14, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    Still worth the wait

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