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Steven Matz has a deli sandwich named after him, but apparently doesn't like to order it?

Steven Matz has a sandwich named after him

Deli sandwiches are some of the finest food money can buy. They can serve as lunch, dinner, brunch, late-night snacks, breakfast, dessert, appetizers, finger foods, birthday cakes and clothing. There is probably no greater resource on Earth.

And according to Newsday's Mike Gavin, a Long Island deli has one named after Mets pitching prospect Steve Matz:

"The Matz hero -- chicken cutlet, melted jack and cheddar cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, topped with pepper house dressing on a toasted garlic hero -- was the top seller at the deli on Monday ... [Owner Wisam] Dakwar said Matz has been a customer since he was a student at Ward Melville High School. He named the hero after Matz when he was signed by the Mets in 2009."

Even better, as Gavin was doing his very serious sandwich reporting, Matz walked through the door:

His buddy Jacob deGrom was also there:

But strangely, Matz didn't purchase the hero that is named after him. He ordered the Boone, which he says is more "standard."

Sure, Matz threw 7 2/3 innings of two-run ball, while going 3-for-3 with four RBIs in his Major League debut on Sunday, but this ladies and gentlemen -- this is the ultimate accomplishment: Being so good that you have a deli sandwich named after you, and then going to that deli, and not ordering it. 

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