So this happened at Fulton Ferry Landing in Dumbo yesterday for no apparent reason:
According to DumboNYC, who snapped more photos of the event, each meatball was weighed to make sure that it met the minimum weight requirement of 14 grams. Some other questions come to mind: Where was the defending champ, and why was s/he not allowed to defend her/his title? Why Dumbo rather than Red Hook, where the meatballs presumably came from? Why meatballs and not something more Dumbo-appropriate, like slices of Grimaldi's pizza? And if it had to be meatballs, why not get them from somewhere slightly local, like a Little Italy trattoria or something?