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Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg, Mets 1B Lucas Duda blame Citi Field Shake Shack for food poisoning

05.14.14 at 2:13 pm ET
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Shake Shack, a popular burger chain based out of New York, has been viewed as the main perpetrator behind a food poisoning bout for Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg and Mets first baseman Lucas Duda.

Both Sandberg and Duda believe the tainted food came from the Shake Shack venue located inside Citi Field. Sandberg and Duda both consumed burgers from the restaurant over the past weekend when the Phillies visited the Mets for a three-game series.

“€œA couple of coaches took a bite and didn’t like what they saw and threw the rest away. I was in a rush so I ended up putting it away,”€ Sandberg said, who also added that he lost six pounds in two days during his illness. “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 was hospitalized on Friday and also stated that he believed an undercooked burger was the main culprit. Duda was able to return to the Mets lineup on Saturday and has played in every game since then.

“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.”

A Mets official stated that the team is investigating the matter.

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