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April 17, 2007

Visit historic fenway park.: Come for the atmosphere, stay for the pizza.

posted by YukonGold to baseball at 11:47 AM - 33 comments

This kind of stuff happens everyday in every park. How Boston can get newspaper and radio coverage is amazing. Dr. Charles Steinberg is really committed.

posted by YukonGold at 11:50 AM on April 17

And he must have been so pleased when Jerry named the dude Pepsi Fan of the Game. Are you keeping track of all the sponsorships this year? Sox lineup, Sox defense, opponent line up, opponent defense, Dunkin' fan section, Pepsi Fan of the Game, LoJack Caught Stealing, pre-game show, post-game show, post-post game show, sideline reports . . . and I'm probably missing 5 others. And that's before we get to the radio. Also, they're projecting ads onto the area behind the batter's boxes so they can suck up nickels when the batter is shown from the side.

posted by yerfatma at 12:22 PM on April 17

Guess the only thing we can be thankful for is that the guy who threw the pizza actually had good enough aim to hit the guy he was throwing it at. If it would have hit Garret Anderson in the side of the face, it may have been another Ron Artest situation. And yerfatma, you're right about all the sponsorship crap. Absolutely anything within a half-mile of the stadium, seemingly, can be pedaled in order to make a quick buck. Are we, as consumers, really that freakin' stupid?

posted by dyams at 12:27 PM on April 17

That was pretty funny. "Holy fahk, dood. That fahking peetzar cahm outta fahking nowhea!" "Think tats what hahpened to Buckna?" "It's pahsabal."

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 12:45 PM on April 17

That article is pretty poorly written and hard to follow. So the guy can't catch a pop fly, is someone at whom people are easily induced to throw food, and has a girlfriend who is a Ho. Why wouldn't the media cover Wade Boggs' return to Fenway?

posted by The Crafty Sousepaw at 12:46 PM on April 17

More action happening in the stands then on the field..Pizza at a baseball game next thing you know it will be steak and mushrooms or maybe lobster and shrimp with a side of stuffed sole..What ever happened to just plain old baseball food...Hotdogs, peanuts and beer? In some of the parks of today, I think the vendors and resturants make more money on food than the ticket sales. Last year I went to a Dodger game and had dinner at the Clubhouse and it cost almost 150 dollars by the time we left to enjoy the game. Then 30 dollars more for beer and peanuts the whole evening cost over 350 dollars for the four of us. When I was a kid my father use to have season tickets for the Los Angeles Angels of the PCL in the early and mid 50's and he only had to pay less than that for all the games and that included parking.. The dollar has become the bottom line now and the players are making way to much money. No player is worth 25mil a year and the only players I can think of that were worth over a million were Sandy Koufax and Nolan Ryan and of course the Babe.. Sandy and Nolan put people(fans) in the seats every night. I can never remember less than full capacity at Dodger Stadium 56,954 for any of Sandys' games and the same everywhere Nolan pitched.. At todays' prices that is about 3.3 million per game more profit...times 60 starts between them that works out to 198million dollars. Figures don't lie and show me any player today that when he plays draws a full house everytime out....Not going to happen today or in the future... Historic fenway park is still one of the greatest placest to watch a game next to Dodger Stadium and I hope they don't replace it.

posted by ucla512 at 12:52 PM on April 17

You forgot to mention that steroids are ruining the game. Which, of course, is just as relevant to an article about a guy getting hit in the face with a pizza.

posted by The Crafty Sousepaw at 01:02 PM on April 17

Geez - guy gets hit with a slice of pie and it's bitch, bitch, bitch. Can't we all just sit back and enjoy the spectacle that is a man getting hit in the face with pizza? Damn right.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 01:03 PM on April 17

Here's for more pizza,beer, steriods and peanuts at the baseball games'

posted by ucla512 at 01:05 PM on April 17

Can't we all just sit back and enjoy the spectacle that is a man getting hit in the face with pizza? I am still laughing about it.

posted by jerseygirl at 01:30 PM on April 17

Figures don't lie It's so true. Historic fenway park is still one of the greatest placest to watch a game next to Dodger Stadium and I hope they don't replace it. Good thing that's settled. You realize "Historic" isn't part of the name, right? Also, it's an awful place to watch a game. It's a great place to watch a game broadcasted from, but no thanks on sitting in those seats with those fans for those prices. My thought process upon spotting this yesterday: "Why the hell did he do that? And who can afford to throw ballpark pizza?"

posted by yerfatma at 01:38 PM on April 17

I'm surprised Remy didn't try to get the guy to throw a Remdawg. For those who have not had to listen to the self-promotion, Jerry Remy, aka the Rem Dawg, has an interest in a hot dog stand outside Fenway Park called Remdawg's. It usually is mentioned at least 3 times in every broadcast. This guy Soule likes to live dangerously. How can he admit to wanting to meet Tina Cervasio with his girlfriend within earshot?

posted by Howard_T at 02:30 PM on April 17

People!!!! This is the YouTube era!! Let's get with the program and start posting video, okay?!? NESN ESPN

posted by holden at 02:44 PM on April 17

Video was linked inside the story.

posted by jerseygirl at 03:02 PM on April 17

I'm surprised Remy didn't try to get the guy to throw a Remdawg. I'm sure it's in the works for the next home series. Besides, his lackeys are already designing the crappy t-shirt for sure.

posted by YukonGold at 03:05 PM on April 17

Historic fenway park is still one of the greatest placest to watch a game next to Dodger Stadium and I hope they don't replace it. Dodger Stadium, the original home of nickel drafts and 9 inning games* *Except for the first three, we know you won't show up for those.

posted by YukonGold at 03:11 PM on April 17

Video was linked inside the story. What does that "read post" thing mean again? Actually, my adblock seems to have blocked the video frame. Don't know how/why that happened.

posted by holden at 03:13 PM on April 17

Yerfatma beat me to the "who can afford to throw a ballpark pizza?" Other thoughts, if that were Philadelphia, it would have led SportsCenter and would just be one more example of what a horrible bunch of hooligans we are. Also, the pizza thower needs to work on his technique. I'm not sure how to throw a slice of pizza, but I'm pretty sure it's not like that.

posted by SummersEve at 04:11 PM on April 17

I am still laughing about it. So is Remy. God, I miss Remy. (spits on the yankees) Also, a shiny dollar to whoever can find online video of the "new wife smell" discussion. I was looking a good chunk of the morning and found nothing.

posted by tieguy at 04:13 PM on April 17

Makes me wish I kept all the "Whoopsie!" clips I kept on the DVR while NESN was still working out the HD feed kinks. A year or two ago, Remy and Orsillo spent a pre-game break talking about how ugly a goth couple (in Texas!) was, culminating in Remy making retching noises when they kissed. Brilliance!

posted by yerfatma at 04:35 PM on April 17

Also, the pizza thower needs to work on his technique. I'm not sure how to throw a slice of pizza, but I'm pretty sure it's not like that. I don't know, his technique looked pretty solid to me. It landed cheese-side down, after all.

posted by swerve at 05:33 PM on April 17

It kills me when Remy and Orsillo lose it in a fit of giggles.

posted by jerseygirl at 06:00 PM on April 17

Yerfatma: You forgot the "Ford call to the bullpen". I didn't see the game, but jumped on MLB.TV to see the incident in question (the fan who threw the pizza is an asshole... What a waste of the food of the gods!) As I skipped through the game, I saw the "Ford call to the bullpen" and groaned. My wife asked me why. I told her. She said "Oh dear god..." Remember when it was a sport first, and a sponsorship opportunity second? No, neither do I anymore...

posted by Drood at 06:44 PM on April 17

Sovereign Bank Player Profiles.

posted by yerfatma at 07:27 PM on April 17

Also, a shiny dollar to whoever can find online video of the "new wife smell" discussion. I was looking a good chunk of the morning and found nothing. After doing some pretty extensive searching myself, it's not anywhere that I can find. Incidentally, tieguy, after looking at your website (linked through your profile), I realize that I currently work at your former employer (I help supervise the clinical program).

posted by holden at 08:56 PM on April 17

holden: small world :) Say hi to Phil Malone for me if you see him... (assuming you are not in fact Phil Malone :)

posted by tieguy at 09:13 PM on April 17

I don't know, his technique looked pretty solid to me. It landed cheese-side down, after all. Good point, I guess the landing is the important part. I was just thinking frisbie style would have been more effective.

posted by SummersEve at 07:18 AM on April 18

I was just thinking frisbie style would have been more effective. You'd definitely get more lift that way. Perfect if the target had been the girlfriend.

posted by swerve at 09:16 AM on April 18

You'd be sacrificing payload just for a higher probability of hitting the target. This was a gorgeous all-or-nothing gambit, just the kind of thing you'd expect from a New England sports fan.

posted by yerfatma at 09:54 AM on April 18

This was a gorgeous all-or-nothing gambit, just the kind of thing you'd expect from a New England sports fan. Or, as they say in Worchester, "Doing a Bledsoe". In Chicago, I believe it's called a "Harrison", or "Rexy". The primary difference in this case being it actually worked.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 10:01 AM on April 18

Remember when it was a sport first, and a sponsorship opportunity second? "Hi, neighbor, have a 'Gansett" Gawd I miss the times when the games were just fun and not cataclysmic events. At least the pizza throw added some spice (oregano, I think) to the broadcast.

posted by Howard_T at 12:29 PM on April 18

I'll admit to being impressed by the marksmanship. Not often you get that kind of success, unless you're using wire-guided pizza, or better yet, pizza with a smart chip.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 12:44 PM on April 18

By afternoon on Patriot's Day, your looking at a lot of unmanned drones.

posted by yerfatma at 01:13 PM on April 18

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