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Shake Shack burgers leave Mets’ Duda, Phillies’ Sandberg feeling shook up

Spectators line up to get food at the Shake Shack at Citi Field on March 29, 2009. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The hamburger chain Shake Shack has long since taken New York by storm. Over the weekend, unfortunately, a couple of their burgers seem to have taken the stomachs of Lucas Duda and Ryne Sandberg by storm, as well.

In a report by, both Duda, the Mets’ first baseman, and Sandberg, the Phillies’ manager, blamed Shake Shack for causing them food poisoning. The Phillies visited New York last week but according to the report, a Mets spokesman said that Citi Field’s Shake Shack was not to blame. Sandberg lost six pounds because of his illness.

“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 actually had to be hospitalized and missed New York’s game Friday against Philadelphia. However, he seems to have bounced back nicely, going 3 for 8 the past two nights in wins over the Yankees. Duda, not known as a slick fielder, even added a huge defensive play to seal Monday’s 9-7 Mets win over their crosstown rivals (highlight here).

Mets relief pitcher Kyle Farnsworth (44) and first baseman Lucas Duda (21) celebrate after the final out of their team’s 9-7 win Monday at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)
Des writes for the Early Lead and the D.C. Sports Bog, scouring the Web to bring readers items of interest, both serious and amusing. He also covers fantasy football, as well as fitness topics for the MisFits.



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