Joey Chestnut ate a hot dog while he threw his first pitch because he's Joey Chestnut
A common nugget of wisdom says to stick to your strengths. They got you to where you are now, and they'll probably help you more than anything else.
Competitive eater Joey Chestnut took that knowledge to heart (or stomach) when he threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Braves-Mets game at Citi Field on Sunday night. The 11-time champion of the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest was mainly there to promote both the event and his upcoming documentary, "The Good, The Bad, The Hungry," but he wasn't about to take an extended break from his training.
So no, a first pitch wasn't going to stop him from chomping down on a hot dog in the process.
See? It's a good thing that Chestnut stuck to his strengths because his eating form right there was frankly better than his first pitch.
Chestnut's evening at the ballpark also included passing out free hot dogs to fans dressed as hot dogs (as you do), and posing with some Mets.
No word yet if Todd Frazier called the hot dog king "Big Dog," but it's probably safe to assume it.
Andrew Mearns is a writer for Cut4 whose baseball obsession was born from the shattered dreams of Mike Mussina's perfect game attempt in 2001. He has a startling memory of World Series highlights that barely functions as a party trick.