The New York Yankees are not having a great month of August. The team has played incredibly poorly offensively and is riding an extended losing stretch that even has team manager Aaron Boone noticeably frustrated. Everyone is coping with the disappointing stretch differently, but one Yankees fan seems to be taking it to the extreme with his sad snack choice.
In a video shared by Jomboy Media on Monday night, a fan in the Yankee Stadium stands for the team’s game against the New York Mets had quite the unusual way to drink his alcoholic beverage. The fan, wearing a plaid Yankees hat, used a straw to poke a hole in the middle of his hotdog and hollow it out.
Then, in an absolutely stunning turn of events, the fan dropped his hollowed-out hotdog into his beer and sucked through it like a straw – presumably to get the taste of both the hotdog and the beer at the same time.
Life sentence. No parole.
(via NewYorkNico / IG) pic.twitter.com/Y24wnYmdbc
— Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) August 23, 2022
Naturally, the video went viral. The Major League Baseball world responded to the short clip with a variety of different reactions ranging from shock and disgust to intrigue.
Two things that are delicious, yet you judge without trying it – why is that? pic.twitter.com/rtcNhSN174
— Talkin’ Jake (@TalkinJake) August 23, 2022
I am here to defend this man. I would never do this but this guy was all "Let me suckle from this meaty teat and swallow naught but malty nectar" and by God, he got what he wanted. This man is an innovator.
— Ian Fortey wrote WereCage. Read It! (@IanFortey) August 23, 2022
Better than paper straws.
— Miguel A. Melendez (@MelendezReports) August 23, 2022
If the Yankees turn it around, this is their savior right here. He will be celebrated more than Jeffrey Maier.
— A.J. Perez (@byajperez) August 23, 2022
This man knows something we don’t and it’s worth at least seeing what that is https://t.co/kkIgxiswP4
— kang (@jaycaspiankang) August 23, 2022
Death penalty. https://t.co/uAO2rZHaf2
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) August 23, 2022
The glizzy straw has to warrant jail time https://t.co/yEiJpyf2mL
— CHUCK INGLISH said it. (@Chuckisdope) August 23, 2022
Humans had their shot. Let the bees or border collies have a try. https://t.co/SDugwkWvOC
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahDispatch) August 23, 2022
It’s certainly unorthodox, but perhaps the fan is onto something. After all, the Yankees did beat the Mets 4-2, winning back-to-back games for the first time since late July. Maybe this odd snack is a source of good luck.