— Days Without Shea —

There was finally some record-setting action in Citi Field. I got this press release over the weekend (funny the sports pages missed this):

Citi Field Crowd Establishes Guinness World Record For Most Potato Chips Crunched at Once

FLUSHING, N.Y., July 10, 2009 - The familiar sounds of baseball - the crack of the bat and the thud of baseball hitting leather - were momentarily superseded tonight by the unworldly sound of 39,203 fans setting the Guinness World Record™ for most potato chips crunched at once during tonight's Mets-Reds game at Citi Field, courtesy of an in-game promotion sponsored by Wise Snacks.

At 7:35 p.m. EDT, in the middle of the second inning, fans were instructed to open the .75-oz. bags of Wise Potato Chips given to them upon entry, and participate in the Big City Crunch, the culmination of a two-month New York City promotional campaign developed by Wise' sports marketing agency, Source Communications.

 According to Danny Girton Jr., the adjudication manager on-site from Guinness, there was a definite crunch sound from all over the ballpark and, based upon both the audible and visual evidence, Mr. Girton certified the world record.

That's a photo of Danny Girton Jr., adjudication manager for Guinness World Records, with Peppy the Wise Owl and our own Mr. Met.

Congratulations Mets fans! Had you purchased that same .75 oz bag of chips at Citi Field, it would have cost you $4.00.

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