When the Portland Sea Dogs invited me to participate in a Whoopie Pie eating contest at Hadlock field last week, I jumped at the opportunity. I mean, what an honor! And imagine the bragging rights I'd have if I won, right! The contest was a part of the festivities happening before the game, in which the Sea Dogs changed their name to the "Maine Whoopie Pies" for one game. I prepared myself for the challenge by eating very light that day. So when the time came, I was hungry...and ready. We had five minutes to put down as many as we could. I started off feeling pretty confident...but sometime while eating my second one, I looked over at the guy next to me, and he had already eaten four. At that point, I pretty much knew I didn't stand a chance.

In the end the winner ate 12 whoopie pies in five minutes. I ate 7...which is not close, but respectable in my opinion.