July 5, 2013
It's bad for a baseball player to choke in a clutch situation. It's even worse in a hot-dog eating contest.
Unfortunately for 19-year-old Brian Read, a pitcher for the amateur Seacoast Mavericks, he did both.
The college sophomore not only finished last in a charity hot-dog eating competition on Sunday, but he underwent surgery Tuesday to dislodge a piece of frankfurter caught in his esophagus, Seacoast Online reports.
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