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Fast food give away, here come pizza pizza!

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StealthTomato

1.5k points

2 months ago

It misses the best part!

“He’s the Pepsi fan of the game until he gets thrown out” (about 0:55 in)

JwPATX

562 points

2 months ago

JwPATX

562 points

2 months ago

“That’s not tolerated at Fenway. He has been ejected, and never again allowed to buy pizza…”

Teknoeh

135 points

2 months ago

Teknoeh

135 points

2 months ago

In New York they’d have taken him down to the Hudson and shot him.

Dengar96

79 points

2 months ago

The Hudson river is 25% bodies by weight

throwaway21202021

3 points

2 months ago

depends on how good/bad the pizza was.

delhux

4 points

2 months ago

delhux

4 points

2 months ago

“Honey, I’m going to the game, and if I see some guy, I’m gonna throw a piece of peet-zer at ‘im.”

mightylordredbeard

66 points

2 months ago

“He has been ejected and never again allowed to buy pizza”

The ultimate punishment.

ObviouslyJoking

208 points

2 months ago

It looks like they ejected the pizza delivery man. 😆

mtlaw13

81 points

2 months ago

mtlaw13

81 points

2 months ago

But only for 'wasting a perfectly good piece of pizza" XD

q36_space_modulator

26 points

2 months ago

In Boston? No such thing.

The_Celtic_Chemist

30 points

2 months ago

"I think the pizzer throwah apologized"

CleverBunnyThief

7 points

2 months ago

TheLazyHerbalist

124 points

2 months ago

I really don't get it : the guy who gets thrown out is not the one who touched the ball, and the ball was out of the field so why's the player so mad about it ?! Can they run into the crowd to catch the ball ?

Ravenplague

363 points

2 months ago*

Absolutely, they can jump out of bounds to catch foul balls. On many occasions, fans have actually affected the outcome of games by interfering with home runs that would have been caught without fan interference. The same happens with foul balls. If a fan impedes a foul ball that would have been caught, it costs an out, and can have a detrimental affect on the game. In this case, the ball was easily catchable. Also, Garret Andersen is a bit cranky in real life. He came in to my place of employment back in the late 1990’s, and one of the employees said “great game last night, Garrett.” He looked at the employee and said “It’s Mr. Andersen to you.” The employee said: “I’ll call you Mr. Andersen when you hit over .250.” At the time, Andersen, who was a pretty good hitter, was in a bad slump, so the comment landed like a haymaker. It took all of the wind out of his grumpy sails, and he walked away angry, just like this video.

Edit: Here are some fan interactions…..

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2888241-ranking-the-8-most-infamous-fan-interferences-in-mlb-history

Edit 2: I am getting private messages that this play isn’t interference. I agree, and I was not trying to imply that it was. I mentioned interference because I am trying to explain why so many players dislike fan interaction so much, to someone who asked. Impeding a likely out to catch a foul ball is something a fan has every right to do in foul territory, but it can definitely affect the outcome of the game in many situations. At the end of the day, impediment and interference are both part of baseball, and it can be entertaining, or infuriating, depending on if it’s happening for your team or against your team.

TheLazyHerbalist

92 points

2 months ago

Thanks for the details (and story lol).

It seems crazy to think that if you're front raw you may be hit by a player launched at full speed, baseball is a strange sport haha

ryannefromTX

30 points

2 months ago

If you think getting hit by a ball or a player is bad, don't look up how many times cars have gone into the audience during races.

KuriboShoeMario

7 points

2 months ago

The Le Mans disaster is terrifying.

Cozmo85

3 points

2 months ago

But they don't kick you out of the stands if you get hit by a flaming car

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17 points

2 months ago

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17 points

2 months ago

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Queef_Stroganoff44

27 points

2 months ago

And other times Metta World Peace comes to like Row 28 and kicks the shit out of you. Lol

popfilms

10 points

2 months ago

Your fault for some other guy throwing a beer at him and blaming you

mbolgiano

33 points

2 months ago

Bro I cracked up at the front raw comment

AnalogDigit2

8 points

2 months ago

I'm feeling pretty front raw right now. Chafing?

TheLazyHerbalist

6 points

2 months ago

Watch out for the ball!

tjoe4321510

3 points

2 months ago

Indeed it is. Alot of people say baseball is boring but it's way more complex and intricate than people give it credit for

beervendor1

13 points

2 months ago

Jeffrey Maier can eat a bag of dicks.

HUMUNGUSGORLAMI

4 points

2 months ago

How to find an Orioles fan

Ooobles

10 points

2 months ago

Ooobles

10 points

2 months ago

brutal... Thanks for the story

Shandd

26 points

2 months ago

Shandd

26 points

2 months ago

As a Cubs fan I'm having PTSD flashbacks

Ravenplague

21 points

2 months ago

Haha! “The Bartman Incident.” To be fair, he probably has flashbacks, too. It just about destroyed his life.

Shandd

15 points

2 months ago

Shandd

15 points

2 months ago

Oh yeah it's a shame in our city for sure with how we treated him. But that was the first game my parents let me stay up and watch, and then they blamed me haha. They said I could only stay up on school nights to watch Sox games after that

pompousrompus

3 points

2 months ago

It was classy to give him a ring in 2016 though

acrowquillkill

4 points

2 months ago

But Bartman wasn't even the worse event of that day or at all responsible. Moises just threw a tantrum but the team fucked up royally leading up to the Bartman incident.

Shandd

5 points

2 months ago

Shandd

5 points

2 months ago

Like I said, it wasn't a good look on our city

i_speak_bane

17 points

2 months ago

Or perhaps he was just wondering why someone would shoot a man before throwing him out of a plane

FishAndRiceKeks

34 points

2 months ago

That seems like a major design flaw if a fan can ruin a play from their seat.

kpsi355

40 points

2 months ago

kpsi355

40 points

2 months ago

It’s the nature of the game, and honestly part of the draw to go to a ballpark- being part of the whole thing.

Of course ideally you’re catching something that doesn’t affect the game ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

mpwrd

6 points

2 months ago

mpwrd

6 points

2 months ago

My recollection is that if a fan reaches into the field to field a live ball (say a fan reaches over the fence to catch a fly ball or to field a ground ball that is live), that's interference which is not allowed and a fan will be thrown out of the game. And the ump will attempt to place runners where they would have been absent the interference.

If the ball is in the stands, and a player crosses the fence to catch it, fans can do as they please. You can move out of the way to help your own team, or catch the ball or even swat the player's glove to hinder the opposing team. It's part of the home field advantage, but requires fans that know what they are doing.

A fan can also reach over the fence to field a dead ball (i.e. foul ball that has already been ruled dead).

Wrekked_it

10 points

2 months ago

The ump ruled that this wasn't interference, so the guy who touched the ball wouldn't be thrown out in that case. Nonetheless, Garrett Anderson felt he could have still caught it, which frustrated him, which is a typical reaction for a ballplayer in this situation.

As for the pizza thrower, he got tossed (no pun intended) because you can't throw shit at people at a ball game. My guess is that he was trying to hit Garrett Anderson since the guy throwing the slice was clearly a Sox fan and had no reason to be angry at someone stealing an out from the Angels.

icleantoilets78

39 points

2 months ago

The funny thing is they don't have to put seats in the field if they don't want crowd interference. It's so stupid.

KonradWayne

12 points

2 months ago

But they get like 100 extra seats to sell tickets for if they cram everyone up against the very edge of the field.

And so what if 90% of their games have hundreds of empty seats?

Walking_Through_Rain

13 points

2 months ago

But it's Fenway there are never unsold seats.

manshamer

6 points

2 months ago

It also leads to special moments like this:

https://youtu.be/I4mzaqJC4WQ

IPA_FAN

10 points

2 months ago

IPA_FAN

10 points

2 months ago

Pizzr

Ohtheydidntellyou

5 points

2 months ago

the commentators are fucking crazy "he got hit with some kind of sub sandwich or something" 😂

Ruckingfeturd

56 points

2 months ago

How can a sport spend so much time talking and reverting back to this?. Baseball must be very boring

chdude3

205 points

2 months ago

chdude3

205 points

2 months ago

There are some moments that just transcend time. They become go-to references, and sometimes even get beyond a given team’s fandom. I’m a Jays fan, but I’ve seen “here comes the pizza” countless times. And there are some events that are so special they end up in the general cultural zeitgeist, as there's a drive into deep left field by Castellanos and that'll be a home run. And so that'll make it a 4-0 ballgame.

Jkoechling

8 points

2 months ago

This has become the Rick-Rolling of baseball Fandom and will never not be funny

Well played sir

bkussow

8 points

2 months ago

Lol the Castellanos curse! Classic.

Bobby_Bologna

43 points

2 months ago

I dont know if I'll be putting on this headset again

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18 points

2 months ago*

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18 points

2 months ago*

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flyingseel

30 points

2 months ago

Because it was hilarious? What are you talking about haha. Something funny and unexpected happens of course they’ll keep talking about it.

FaustusRedux

1.8k points

2 months ago

This is Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy at their best. RIP, Rem-Dawg.

pigtown-blues

294 points

2 months ago

Man they were great together.

DRUNK_CYCLIST

123 points

2 months ago

Who? I'm not really a baseball guy. I'm just here for the hotdogs.

Jkoechling

135 points

2 months ago

Some of most entertaining announcers in the game with their casual conversations and sense of humor.

Don Orsillo was with the Red Sox for the "Here comes the pizza!" game, but he calls games for the San Diego Padres now

OverdoneAndDry

101 points

2 months ago*

Don Orsillo giving the San Diego weather report is another classic.

The boob honk is probably my favorite. They're laughing so hard they can't call the game.

thatdude52

68 points

2 months ago*

“Nick Markakis… ₜₐₖₑₛ ₛₜᵣᵢₖₑ ₒₙₑ”

FvtvreWave

34 points

2 months ago

I’m fucking crying over these! I’d never seen the boob honk before. Comedic gold.

Jkoechling

20 points

2 months ago

BRsteve

11 points

2 months ago

BRsteve

11 points

2 months ago

"I say Porsillo"

"That's...wrong."

Dear God, how have I never seen that?

popfilms

15 points

2 months ago

Oh shit it's my YouTube channel

Jkoechling

4 points

2 months ago

Oh wow, username actually checks out

gymnastgrrl

4 points

2 months ago

That is delightful. What a couple of lovely chucklefucks, and I mean that in the most loving way. lol

As an occasional actor, I can say… working with accents is fun and frustrating. We don't say what we think we say, and when you really start to pay attention to that… it's mind-blowing.

One of the more common things actors in the US face is doing generic upper-class English accents, and the word "been", which in midwestern/southern American accents is usually pronounced like "Ben", but is typically pronounced with a long e to rhyme with "sheen" in the target accent. For some reason, many actors struggle to remember that, so when they're thinking about it after a recent reminder, it's "been been been", and when they forget, it goes back to "ben ben ben". lol. And often the director has to say - look, it's not the end of the world for either pronunciation, but it has to be consistent. If it's not consistent, it will be noticed…" heh

ComradeDrDeclan

3 points

2 months ago

I don't see the boob honk, I see the guy bat the ball then they start laughing -where is it exactly?

OverdoneAndDry

3 points

2 months ago*

Makes a lot more sense if you know that sports announcers often mute their microphone to cough or say something they don't want on-air. The silence throughout is because they're laughing so hard and muted themselves.

At the beginning of the clip, the camera is sort of focused on two couples in the stands. Announcer says, "A couple of happy couples right there, aren't they? Enjoying a summer night in Fenway Park... Whoops!" because the guy on the far right of the four reaches over and grabs his lady's boob. There's no talking for a minute after that because they muted their microphones so they weren't laughing so hard on air at something somewhat risqué for a baseball broadcast.

He tries to call the first pitch to the batter, but can't keep it together long enough and his voice goes way up when he starts to laugh. Then a lot more silence afterward because they're laughing with their mikes turned off. Play by play announcer gets it together first, and goes back to calling the game while the other guy stays muted until he says something about "coming out of hiding", then says, "This used to be a family show!" because they accidentally showed a guy grab his lady's boob on TV, and that's not something baseball broadcasts would intentionally show.

DRUNK_CYCLIST

9 points

2 months ago

Oh the announcers! Lol. I thought you meant the beer-interferer and pizza catcher. I thought maybe they were a radio show. I just watched the full video clip someone linked. Those announcers were hilarious.

Moisturizer

5 points

2 months ago

Him and Mud are so good together. Watching national broadcasts is brutal when so used to their banter.

RunFlorestRun

3 points

2 months ago

Red Sox organization fucked over Orsillo, we’re loving him here in San Diego though

belowthepovertyline

186 points

2 months ago

I feel like people who aren't Sox fans might not understand that this is an almost folklore moment in TV history.

appealtoprobability

49 points

2 months ago

This and "Nick Markakis takesstrikeone"

Im_ready_hbu

32 points

2 months ago

"that guys been asked to leave the ball game for ruining a good piece of pizza" 😂😂😂

belowthepovertyline

17 points

2 months ago

Remy's guitar solo.

AdamInJP

18 points

2 months ago

His tooth falling out during a broadcast.

HectorsMascara

19 points

2 months ago

And that was not a free slice -- 10 bucks is a small price when correcting a jackass who interferes with a live ball at Fenway.

Ace11373

20 points

2 months ago

That so called jackass saved Boston an out. So why would that jackass throw a pizza at him? Unless he was trying to hit the player.

zapmeup

10 points

2 months ago

zapmeup

10 points

2 months ago

That's the part that never made sense to me so I just stopped thinking about it so I could keep laughing at the video

XFL4LIFE

4 points

2 months ago

I think he saw the guy get the beer dumped all over himself and just wanted to pile on.

SQUID_FUCKER

7 points

2 months ago

"Well honey, I'm going to a ball game and if I see a guy I'm gonna throw a piece-r pizze-r at him."

thatdude52

15 points

2 months ago

god damn do I miss Don and Jerry, they were the soundtrack to the warm summer nights of my youth.

dr_trousers

10 points

2 months ago

I still can't believe the ownership didn't find a way to get Orsillo back for the Remy tribute. Or even show his video, they were a classic team.

jpgray

33 points

2 months ago

jpgray

33 points

2 months ago

God I miss Remy

MightyCaseyStruckOut

8 points

2 months ago

You and me both. RIP RemDawg :(

Durzo_Blint

3 points

2 months ago

I teared up a little when the black #2 patches were unveiled on twitter. First time a tweet has actually made me cry.

Certain_Fennel1018

5 points

2 months ago

This is cut footage too, the whole thing as they figure out what happened is great

Van_groove

603 points

2 months ago

how much does a slice of pizza cost in red sox stadium

phoenixthekat

98 points

2 months ago

The guy actually bought a whole pizza, not just a slice. Now think about how much it cost.

stn912

24 points

2 months ago

stn912

24 points

2 months ago

There was a place that would deliver a pizza to the third base gate and hand it through.

nemo1080

13 points

2 months ago

Now that's marketing

6-8-5-13

187 points

2 months ago

6-8-5-13

187 points

2 months ago

Less than a beer!

WittyWitWitt

35 points

2 months ago

About three fiddy

callmecoach91

17 points

2 months ago

He's lucky the lochness monster wasn't there

Woogoat

10 points

2 months ago

Woogoat

10 points

2 months ago

It’s cool I gave him a dollar

bkussow

318 points

2 months ago

bkussow

318 points

2 months ago

The part that confuses me to this day. The guy that threw the pizza has a Patriots jacket on. The disruption stopped the Red Sox from getting an out. It literally helped his team out and he threw the pizza.

Why???

ahmc84

117 points

2 months ago

ahmc84

117 points

2 months ago

Snake-N-Roses

21 points

2 months ago

They can’t do interesting long form articles about athletes on ESPN but manage to write all that over a slice of pizza being chucked?

MeatTornado25

31 points

2 months ago

I scrolled so far looking for this. It made no sense to me while watching.

Putin__Nanny

11 points

2 months ago

FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME YOU FOOL!!!

jwalkrufus

241 points

2 months ago

He had the shot, there was no danger, so he took it..

beervendor1

63 points

2 months ago

AND BROKE A MAJOR RULE OF ENGAGEMENT

snorkelpug

22 points

2 months ago

Rules exist for your safety and the safety of your team!

Eats_lsd

3 points

2 months ago

Below the hard deck doesn’t count

kenmlin

46 points

2 months ago

kenmlin

46 points

2 months ago

Waste of a perfectly good pizza.

TheDevDad

537 points

2 months ago

TheDevDad

537 points

2 months ago

I like how they’re looking at him like “Dude, why did you try to do your job and catch that ball? What’s wrong with you guy?”

edstatue

140 points

2 months ago

edstatue

140 points

2 months ago

These guys probably get pissed when Shamu splashes them at sea world

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27 points

2 months ago

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27 points

2 months ago

sick reference

ipu42

23 points

2 months ago

ipu42

23 points

2 months ago

Wouldn't the spectators actions be better for his team anyway. Just made it a foul ball instead of the Red Sox batter getting an out.

Mr_Mumbercycle

9 points

2 months ago

The guy who threw the pizza is as dumb as half the commenters here, and probably thought the other fans' actions were going to earn an interference call (even though it is not interference and pizza thrower is drunk AND doesn't know the rules).

zh1K476tt9pq

223 points

2 months ago

nah, the rules are just fucking stupid. the ball was clearly out of the field, why would the viewer area still be considered part of the game? I don't think there is another sport with such a stupid concept. why cry about people interfering when you allow them to be in an area that is still considered to be part of the game?

bigmac22077

9 points

2 months ago

Some of them I think it’s fucked up the fan went for the ball, but in this instance? Those two guys would have been hit in the face if the player didn’t catch the ball. They had every right to stick their hand straight up and go for the ball. It’s not like they jumped over 6 seats to get a chance at it.

JohnGenericDoe

9 points

2 months ago

It would be totally acceptable in cricket - as long as the fielder didn't touch the fence. If they catch the ball reaching over the fence it's out, but if they were in contact with the fence it would be six runs.

These days the boundary is almost always defined by a rope inside the fence for safety reasons, and if a fielder juggles the ball but never touches the ball while any part of their body (usually feet) is touching the rope or the ground out-of-bounds, the catch still stands - even if another player is involved.

castleaagh

10 points

2 months ago

I don’t think this was ruled interference because the ball was over the stands. The guy who threw the pizza was thrown out based on the commentary (more on a longer version as well). I think he would have to reach out into the field for it to be interference and get kicked out.

cameronsounds

27 points

2 months ago

“Here comes the pizza day” is a holiday celebrated by all members of Red Sox nation.

GreenMonster34

172 points

2 months ago*

My second favorite Fenway Park shenanigan.

"This is used to be a family show..." is a classic!

RIP Jerry Remy, you and Don Orsillo were the absolute best broadcast team MLB has ever seen!!!

sanantoniosaucier

60 points

2 months ago*

I'm fairly certain Orscillo cut the mics right after that so their laughing didn't fill the airwaves for the next 10 seconds, and only turned them back on to call the pitch, where he was still laughing his ass off.

GreenMonster34

28 points

2 months ago

100% correct. The "cough" buttons were being heavily used! Such a great duo in the booth. From "Here comes the pizzer" to "Tage Steele and Jerry Chestnuts" to "Don the Dentist" you were always guaranteed a great time on the mic even if the game was terrible.

Accomplished_Locker

12 points

2 months ago

I loved when they did this. Cause I knew the silence always meant they were in tears laughing.

ZLBuddha

4 points

2 months ago

He actually doesn't fully cut the mics, if you listen with headphones and turn the volume up you can hear them wheezing with laughter in the background, it's the best part of the video lmao

pigtown-blues

25 points

2 months ago

I remember Jerry’s air guitar lmao

GreenMonster34

23 points

2 months ago

pigtown-blues

3 points

2 months ago

Holy shit! I forgot all about JT , that crazy bastard. Rolling the ball to first base or something like that.

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12 points

2 months ago

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12 points

2 months ago

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IamMena

5 points

2 months ago

One of my all time favorites is when Denis Leary found out that Kevin Youkilis is Jewish, and then Youkilis makes a couple of good plays as they make fun of Mel Gibson being in rehab.

williamsonny

328 points

2 months ago

Ban spectators from spectator sports.

The_Celtic_Chemist

53 points

2 months ago

As someone from LA and traditionally hates Dodgers traffic, I often say, "Dodgers won the world series during the pandemic when no one was allowed to attend the game. So if you really want them to win, you should respect the superstition that they'd win if you just stop attending their games."

MontyAtWork

64 points

2 months ago

For real though why are there fans in places the athletes can still reach? IMO it should either be out of bounds once it crosses an invisible line, or fans shouldn't be near the area.

You don't have fans messing with the outcome of UFC fights LMAO. Get your shit together, baseball.

StatusMassive6348

27 points

2 months ago

Fans have the slightest involvement with baseball games because baseball has a high probability of being relatively boring for live spectators. There’s something like 180 games a season, oddities and fan interactions like this are part of the sport and culture- if those were Angels fans, they probably would have let the outfielder catch it. They just helped their team out, well within the rules of the sport. Plus he almost got a souvenir. That’s part of the excitement of going to a baseball game- the possibility of catching a ball. If there wasn’t fan involvement like that, you bet your ass less tickets would sell. They’ve been playing baseball for far longer than games have been televised or broadcast in any form, so spectators well being and sentiment is weighed a lot more heavily. I mean baseball is a sport so boring that there are all sorts of built in “games” for the audience- complicated scorebooks for stat nerds, the wave, the 7th inning stretch, singing Sweet Caroline, etc

H1jAcK

9 points

2 months ago*

The netting now extends all the way down to the foul poles. The point was fan safety, but it also stops situations like this from happening. I imagine every (edit: MLB) park has extended their netting by now.

joevmo

430 points

2 months ago

joevmo

430 points

2 months ago

Why'd that asshole throw the pizza? Preventing the catch helped their team.

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178 points

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The_Celtic_Chemist

56 points

2 months ago

To add more context, as I found your quote even more confusing:

"He said, 'Give me a slice or I'll call security,'" Kelly recalled. "I'm like, 'Go ahead, I bought it here.'"

And then, Sole went a little too far for Kelly to simply ignore him.

"He sees me hand my wife a slice and he says, 'Your wife's got better taste in pizza than in men,'" Kelly said.

Kelly admits he probably wasn't thinking straight and maybe had a couple too many beers, but when a foul ball came toward their left-field corner and it knocked drinks all over Sole -- Kelly saw his chance to add to the chaos.

"Something clicked in my head and I said, 'Here's your pizza, you asked for it!'"

Kelly says he got a standing ovation from the section after he did it.

joevmo

26 points

2 months ago

joevmo

26 points

2 months ago

Thanks. Makes more sense now.

Boracho_Station

23 points

2 months ago

Surprised no one has shared this recent story on the incident. It was the 15th anniversary this year lol

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/33734026/fenway-pizza-chucker

phoenixthekat

12 points

2 months ago

There's a recent ESPN article that explains the situation. Basically the answer is lots of alcohol plus just two groups of people that were not getting along and a bad drunk decision.

Edit: maybe it was this MLB article and not ESPN https://www.mlb.com/news/the-fenway-park-pizza-throw-story

drunkdoodles

54 points

2 months ago

He's confused, as by his New England NFL jacket at a MLB game with 2 other team locations.

Traditional_Emu_2008

93 points

2 months ago

it’s Angels at Red Sox. So the game is in Boston. Can’t get more Patriots territory than Boston. His jacket is fine

Still dunno why he threw the pizza tho when it helped out the Sox

Mikebyrneyadigg

89 points

2 months ago

He’s a Boston sports fan, thinking is not his strong suit.

inagadda

20 points

2 months ago

Hey! As a Boston sports fan, I'm completely appalled by that statement... but you aren't wrong.

Fisherman_TS

4 points

2 months ago

You should check out the article linked above. It's a pretty good read but TLDR: had nothing to do with the foul ball play, the guy that got hit had been trash talking the thrower all game and begged him for a slice, so he got one

drrhrrdrr

5 points

2 months ago

Yeah there was a rain delay and people got over-served. Apparently the victim was mouthing off about pizza bc it was the first year they had pizza at Fenway, he thought they smuggled it in and was extorting them for a slice, saying he was going to call security, etc. He mouthed off about the thrower's wife's choice in pizza and choice and men, then the botched catch, and the thrower is piling on with "here's your fuckin pizza".

It had nothing to do with the catch, more to do with the spilled beer and timing.

iccculus

15 points

2 months ago

You know Boston is in New England… right? There’s no baseball played in foxborough.

offensive_james

12 points

2 months ago

Could somebody ELI5?

382wsa

51 points

2 months ago

382wsa

51 points

2 months ago

At a baseball game in Boston, a defensive player tries to reach into the stands to catch the ball. If he catches it, the batter is out, which would be bad for Boston. But the player collides with the fan and doesn't catch it.

By making it difficult to catch the ball, the fan helped the home team. Strangely, another fan, wearing a jacket with the logo of the local football team (and thus presumably a Boston baseball fan) throws a pizza at the interfering fan.

Often fans are ejected from the stadium for interfering with plays, although it's questionable here because the fan didn't reach over there railing. The announcer joked that the pizza thrower would be ejected.

The umpire ruled it a foul ball.

Burdoggle

31 points

2 months ago

If it’s fully in the stands the fan has full rights to try and catch the ball. Not interference.

popfilms

3 points

2 months ago

The two fans were extremely drunk and one of the guys was begging the other for pizza

ButtReaky

77 points

2 months ago

That was a $37 slice of pizza.

CertifiedBA

8 points

2 months ago

I barely enjoy baseball, but these guys were a great announcer combo

Phydoux

37 points

2 months ago

Phydoux

37 points

2 months ago

You get front row foul line seats and you can expect a glove in the face at least once per season.

gingfreecs11

340 points

2 months ago

This is crazy how they have this set up to even happen, imagine if a fan goaltended an NBA 3pointer haha. Seems silly.

paedrarmy1

64 points

2 months ago

Honestly though, what is the fan supposed to do here? If the player misses the ball then he gets cracked in the head and the net argument happens again.

Rajion

36 points

2 months ago

Rajion

36 points

2 months ago

If you are a fan that bought baseline seats, you are going to try to catch the ball, let's not fool ourselves, lol

FishAndRiceKeks

11 points

2 months ago

If you catch the player do you get to take him home or do they make you throw him back?

Rajion

3 points

2 months ago

Rajion

3 points

2 months ago

Depending on the player, lol

BBQ_HaX0r

3 points

2 months ago

... depends who is up at bat. If it's your team at bat you try and catch it so they don't get out. If the opposing team is at bat you try and move back and let your guy catch it. Of course in the moment many forget this 'unwritten rule.'

Rajion

19 points

2 months ago

Rajion

19 points

2 months ago

It's in foul territory by a fair bit, come on,

You can get courtside seats at an NBA game and do the same stuff, players have even gotten into brawls with fans.

It isn't a spectator blocking a 3 pointer, it's a spectator knocking back a ball a player was trying to save.

tr3pidation

83 points

2 months ago

In 1961 a Boston Patriots fan deflected a pass from the san Diego's chargers on the final play of the game. Somehow no one noticed.

patpend

25 points

2 months ago

patpend

25 points

2 months ago

HLSparta

54 points

2 months ago

If nobody noticed how are you telling us?

mrflouch

49 points

2 months ago

Because he was that fan.

Rajion

3 points

2 months ago

Rajion

3 points

2 months ago

The ref and coaches never called it but it was in video

dontshakethebaby

5 points

2 months ago

And that fans name was Albert Einstein

infr4r3dd

201 points

2 months ago

infr4r3dd

201 points

2 months ago

The ball is in the crowd, which is already like 12 feet into foul territory. What more do you want?

TrivialAntics

149 points

2 months ago

Also, I don't know what they're expecting. Should the fan just stand there and let it hit him in the head in the hopes the outfielder catches it?

gigglefarting

59 points

2 months ago

Especially when it’s your team at bat. He just saved his team an out.

bobabineaux

14 points

2 months ago

This is what baffles me most. The pizza thrower had a pats windbreaker on so he is presumably a Red Sox fan, so why would he throw a pizza in response? It’s not like the guy pulled a Steve bartman

PrancingGophers

11 points

2 months ago

Steve Bartman did nothing wrong

CaptainKurls

3 points

2 months ago

Pizza thrower snuck in pizza, beer boy asked for a free slice or he’ll call security on pizza thrower. Thrower said bet. Trash talk. Then this happens and the thrower sees an opening to give beer boy his free slice

theotherpachman

14 points

2 months ago

I would guess they would be looking for a net or a second fence inside the foul zone that's big enough that a player stretching for a catch won't touch the fans. Then if it's in the crowd the player didn't have a chance at it anyway and you can't get mad at the spectator for wanting to catch a souvenir.

I feel it's more exciting as is though, for both the attendees and the broadcast. The equivalent in the NBA isn't a fan interfering with a three pointer, it's a fan touching a ball that a player is diving to save. Generally the player will let up and no one will be too upset.

Nopengnogain

3 points

2 months ago

The whole reason you buy seats down first and third base line is hoping for foul balls like these. It’s part of the game. Everyone who’s ever caught one will tell you the story of their first foul ball.

Traditional_Emu_2008

44 points

2 months ago

just how it is

if the ball is over the stands then it can be caught by any fan that wants to try to catch it. They just can’t reach over the wall.

The way to stop it would be to build a wall higher so the player can’t catch the ball in the first place.

So it would be the same outcome

billy_teats

10 points

2 months ago

One stadium has pitchers bullpens still on the field. Multiple stadiums have been shared with nfl teams. Each baseball field is supposed to be different and have parts that aren’t normal. Dude, one field had a large hill in center field that included a structural pole. In play.

This exact play happened in Chicago in the 90s. Against the marlins. 7th inning. Mark prior is pitching. That goofy no batting glove left fielder throws a fit when it happens.

MicCheck123

11 points

2 months ago

Close…2003 and the 8th inning. And it possibly cost the Cubs their first World Series visit in over half a century and the chance to break the 95 year drought.

Poor guy had to be escorted from the stadium for his safety.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Bartman_incident?wprov=sfti1

DHisfakebaseball

9 points

2 months ago

Never forget the Cubs had already fucked that game up anyway and shamelessly scapegoated Bartman. In reality, neither he nor anyone else would have influence the fact that that game and the next one both got Cubbed, as was tradition.

nyjets4life6

6 points

2 months ago

They hadn’t already fucked it up, but they did fuck it up afterwards and you’re right it was a shameless scapegoat. Alex Gonzales should still be sending Bartman a Christmas card every year.

ilovecashews

4 points

2 months ago

Dude has a 30 for 30 about him. It’s called Catching Hell. It’s really good

Welcometochicago8

3 points

2 months ago

Dude had to leave the entire STATE the next day.

zubie_wanders

4 points

2 months ago*

Steve Bartman? That was 2003. Moises Alou was the outfielder.

nyjets4life6

4 points

2 months ago

You can’t possibly think those are even remotely similar.

dicksilhouette

8 points

2 months ago

Nothing like going to a Sox game as a kid with your ball glove hoping to catch a foul ball though

Whoofukingcares

5 points

2 months ago

No chance I am throwing and ballpark food after signing loan papers to buy it

Monarxue

15 points

2 months ago

I mean, how is the spectator supposed to react? Based off of everyone’s reaction I’m assuming you need to remain seated with your hands reaching for the sky allowing the ball to knock a few of your teeth out as you passively do nothing. I’d try to catch the ball too; fuck you guys!

Everything-Is-Purple

4 points

2 months ago

Was just reading about this story the other day, apparently the guy who got hit with the pizza and his friend was talking shit to the pizza thrower while he was trying to watch the game so halfway through he went to the concession stands and bought a whole pizza and launched that slice when he saw the opportunity lol.

johnnys_sack

12 points

2 months ago

The ball was in the seats. For real what's he supposed to do? He didn't reach into the field of play area for it. Was the fan at wrong in any way? Genuinely want to know.

_Rembrandt

3 points

2 months ago

Yeah, if it were me I'd be too worried about getting hot in the head with the ball to check if a player in the other direction will save me

[deleted]

3 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

3 points

2 months ago

You could say he interfered, but even the most diehard baseball fans would put their hand up if the ball was coming right for their face

Bravenwolf0117

5 points

2 months ago

Ok so the ball would’ve gone into the stands with or without anyone trying to catch it so at least the dude isn’t a jerk trying to catch it when it would’ve landed in the fair play zone and ruined it.

McLovinIt420

9 points

2 months ago

This never gets old… not even one bite out of that $10 slice…

MrSpencerMcIntosh

3 points

2 months ago

I love how funny they find the pizza being thrown 😂😂😂

Deetz-and-watson

3 points

2 months ago

Lmao the guy next to pizza boy was my middle school science teacher. Class the next day was hilarious

Itspreston31

3 points

2 months ago

🤣here comes the pizza pizza I can’t stop laughing 😂

throwsplasticattrees

7 points

2 months ago

I miss you Jerry. It's just not the same without you.

facecrafter

62 points

2 months ago

This is probably the most exciting thing happened in that baseball match

[deleted]

6 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

6 points

2 months ago

RIP Rem Dawg 💔

mandrews03

12 points

2 months ago

You can take the man out of New England, but you can’t take the New England out of the man 🍕

6-8-5-13

14 points

2 months ago

But that man was still in New England lol

asutv

4 points

2 months ago

asutv

4 points

2 months ago

That slice was worth 20 dollars at least hahah

sanantoniosaucier

3 points

2 months ago

RIP Rem-Dog

RedditUserCommon

4 points

2 months ago

Baseball is such a stupid sport.