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Mets are now trolling ‘Yankees Hot Dog Straw Fan’ on Twitter

Let the man be. This trolling is just not necessary.

In case you missed it: Some guy was caught on video using a hot dog as a straw at Yankee Stadium during Monday’s YaSubway Series game against the Mets.

Yes, that’s what really happened. The guy cored the dog and then used it to slurp his beer.


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We are firmly behind Hot Dog Straw Guy here at ESNY. From earlier:

We have never used a hot dog as a straw. We have never drank beer with a straw. And we have never used a hot dog as a straw to drink beer. That said, we cannot judge. People like what they like. If this works for this guy, he should feel free to do it in peace. Kudos to him for being confident enough to do this publicly.

Also: Do not rule out the possibility this is a brilliant workaround — and perhaps some social commentary? — for paper straws.

Look, we all love the environment. But taking away plastic straws while celebrities use their private jets to get from Burbank to Pasadena does little to save the world. And paper straws suck. The minute moisture hits them, they are on the clock. Which is a problem when an object’s sole purpose involves being hit with moisture on roughly 95% of its surface area. Give us plastic straws back.

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James Kratch can be reached at james.kratch@xlmedia.com

James Kratch is the managing editor of ESNY. He previously worked as a Rutgers and Giants (and Mike Francesa) beat reporter for NJ Advance Media.