Review #56 – Gypsy’s Shiny Diner


The Straight Beef Ties DiMaggio’s Streak of 56 Straight

by Old-Timey McSportswriter, Sr.

(AP) Time to scram, Joltin’ Joe! There’s a new big cheese in town, and it’s The Straight Beef.

With their once-over of Gypsy’s Shiny Diner in Cary, The Burger Boys of Beeftown extend their hot-streak to 56 straight months in the burger-reviewin’ biz. It’s a mark that brings TSB neck with The Yankee Clipper himself. That’s killer-diller in my book!

Listen to a snippet from the original radio broadcast!

It all started with Chad “Sugar Daddy” Ward.

“The first pitch was a big fat meatball,” said the squad’s speedy leadoff man. “A classic diner burger with bacon and cheese. Any hash slinger shoulda hit it out of the park. Instead, it was out by a mile. The bacon tasted like it got the business end of a heat lamp, and the under-seasoned meat just plain chickened out.” Ward’s review? 2.75 out of 5.

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Then Donald “Knuckle Sandwich” Corey stepped up to a chili burger.

“The pitch was hotsy-totsy,” said TSB’s two-hole man. “A real doozy. But the patty was out of the strike zone on account of its being too dry, see? The chili had some bite, so that gave the burger some pull, but horsefeathers if it was gonna get to first base.” Corey’s review? 3 out of 5.

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Scott “Nice Gams” Blumenthal was up next.

“The Shiny Diner’s the cat’s meow,” said the Beef’s burly slugger. “So I ordered mine classic-style and got ready to cook with gas. But it sat in my stomach like rocks in my stompers, see? I got the heebie-jeebies so bad I could barely noodle my way to the bag.” Blumenthal’s review? 2.75 out of 5.

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Now, it was up to Michael “Wise Guy” Marino to put the capper on the streak.

“I was ready for a juicy slab of ground, flat-grill chuck,” said TSB’s cleanup man, “but my two-fer with bacon, American cheese, lettuce, mayo, and mustard was a dead hoofer. Lucky for me I got a nubber between short and third or I woulda snapped my cap.” Marino’s review? 3 out of 5.

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Gypsy’s overall ranking: 45 out of 57.

Did these guys just equate eating 56 burgers with me hitting in 56 straight games?

Did these guys just equate eating 56 burgers with me hitting in 56 straight games?