Another Lawsuit for Mets

As if the Mets needed another lawsuit, it appears that the lawyer for a kosher hot dog vendor is suing the Mets for banning the sale of franks on Friday nights.

Oy vey!

I’m not sure why the Mets would prevent a concessionaire from selling, particularly in this case, where a glatt kosher company — who one would think would be adhering to and properly translating the edicts from a higher authority — seems OK with selling on the sabbath.

But I’m not jewish and don’t know the rules all that well. That said, if someone out there can post some feedback on why Kosher Sports, Inc., is in the wrong — or in the right — please share your knowledge in the comments.

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  1. mrtasan February 28, 2011 at 6:33 pm
    one step closer to the mets being getting sold…

    btw, out of curiosity, would your children be jewish?

    • Joe Janish February 28, 2011 at 7:19 pm
      My two Italian Greyhounds are staunch agnostics. They firmly believe that they are not sure what to believe.
  2. Professor Longnose March 1, 2011 at 2:32 pm
    Note the date on this, which has a bit more info: http://www.vosizneias.com/62145/2010/08/14/new-york-ny-judge-to-mets-kosher-vendor-could-sell-on-shabbat

    Evidently, this is between Aramark and Kosher Foods, Inc, and it seems to me that Aramark just doesn’t want the competition and is invoking Jewish law to excuse it’s attempt to get Kosher Food competition our of the way one night a week.

  3. Grossly Misstating the Facts March 2, 2011 at 1:46 pm
    Mr. Janish,

    I am not quite sure where you got that Kosher Foods is suing Aramark. Aramark is not a party to this lawsuit! The Queens Ballpark Company (AKA Mets) are the defendants in this lawsuit.

    I hope that you would be interested in reporting the facts of the case.

    • Joe Janish March 2, 2011 at 10:50 pm
      GMTF,

      Thank you for setting me straight. However please understand that I am not “reporting” anything here. I am linking to someone else’s report and then offering it up for discussion.

      If you follow the link in the post, you will see this:

      < < Kosher Sports Inc. claims it is entitled to serve the glatt kosher fare at every game under a 10-year deal with the ballclub. The firm claims Mets management barred them from selling on the Sabbath. Mets lawyer Avery Mehlman said the vendor's beef is with Citi Field's official concessionaire, Aramark Food Service Corp., and not the team. >>

      Clearly, I misinterpreted the above quote and will correct my post.

      Do you work for Aramark, by chance?

      • Grossly Misstating the Facts March 4, 2011 at 11:38 am
        I do not work for Aramark but have been following the case.