Ryne Sandberg and Lucas Duda Blame Shake Shack Burgers for Food Poisoning

By Mike Cardillo

The poor Mets. The Amazings remain a go-to punchline in sports and it’ll probably stay that way until someone finally coerces the Wilpon family to sell the team. Take this report that emerged Tuesday morning on ESPN New York.

Over the weekend both Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg and Mets’ first baseman Lucas Duda dealt with some fun-sounding food poisoning. The culprit? Apparently the burgers at Shake Shack at Citi Field.

Here’s Sandberg:

"A couple of coaches took a bite and didn’t like what they saw and threw the rest away,” Sandberg said. “I was in a rush so I ended up putting it away. “I had one piece of toast in two days, and I’m feeling fine about that. I don’t want anything in my stomach.”"


Duda, meanwhile, missed last Friday’s game with food poisoning from a Shake Shack burger. The Mets claim it was from a location other than the Citi Field outfield stand.

Shake Shack PR issued the following statement:

"“We’ve served thousands of guests at our Citi Field Shack over the past week, and this is the first we’ve heard of any issue whatsoever,” said Greg Waters, senior manager for marketing and communications with Shake Shack. “We take every guest concern of any sort seriously, and as such reached out to Ryne Sandberg to get more information since we have not heard from him. We stand by our food quality 100 percent.”"

Maybe the Mets can hire Jon Taffer to check out the conditions of the Citi Field Shake Shack and determine whether or not it needs to be “shut down” or not. Could make for a fun little video.

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