Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Monday, April 18, 2022

The Legend of the Fenway Pizza Thrower

AS DREW’S FOUL BALL headed toward his section, Kelly had just finished one slice and was reaching into the box for another. He watched as Sole and his friends all turned their attention toward trying to catch the foul ball in front of Anderson, and Kelly heard that voice in his head—the one that forges Irish social club rejection letters—say very clearly, “You wanted a slice of pizza? Well, here ya go!”

As required by Boston law, Madore hunched over to protect the beers, and Kelly covered him in case the ball landed near them. But he quickly realized the ball was hurtling just beyond them, directly into their rivals’ section. Kelly leaned down toward Madore’s ear and whispered, “Watch this.”

With the fresh slice in his hand, he uncorked a fastball toward his nemesis. It’s an incredible throw, better than anything Beckett unleashed that day. Kelly zipped it, more shot put style than a regular overhand throw, and the slice hurtled directly at Sole as he tried to catch the foul ball and beer splattered everywhere.

Jose is Absurdly Correct but not Helpful Posted: April 18, 2022 at 10:25 AM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: don't play with your food, here comes the pizza, pizza, red sox

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Jose is Absurdly Correct but not Helpful Posted: April 18, 2022 at 10:54 AM (#6072319)
For all the hype "here comes the pizza" got I've always felt Remy's best line was "he's been ejected and will never again be allowed to buy pizza."
   2. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: April 18, 2022 at 02:40 PM (#6072394)
In some ways, this moment is at the peak of life as a Red Sox fan. We had broken The Curse in unimaginable fashion in 2004. The intensity of Sox Nation from 1998-2004, desperate to finally break the curse, seeing peak Pedro, peak Nomar, peak Manny, a lot of it pre-Brady/Belichick, Celtics and Bruins weren't hot stuff at the time...I mean, it was all Red Sox, all the time.

Then we win it all in 2004, and life was better. I don't mean the baseball part of our lives...literally, everything in life felt better. But when we didn't win it in 2005 and 2006, it was still all-good...but you start wondering if it is was a one-time thing.

Then 2007 happens, and we were the best team, period, end of sentence. We had an awesome announcing team, we were clearly an outstanding team, with an endless stream of r4talent coming from the farm...it was the year that it was clear that we had graduated to one of the dominant franchises in the sport.

Anyway, this pizza throw happens, and it was the funniest thing ever. You knew as soon as it happened that this one was going to stick for years on all the highlight reels. It was fun, but smart, and purposeful, and a pretty a**hole thing to do. So good, and a perfect microcosm of how it felt to be a Red Sox fan in those halcyon days: The right amount of edge, fun, swagger, skill, and f-you.
   3. villageidiom Posted: April 18, 2022 at 03:30 PM (#6072410)
In some ways, this moment is at the peak of life as a Red Sox fan.
I find this moment to be a big shrug as a Red Sox fan. Like, as you noted all was well for us then... But this? Of all the silly calls of Orsillo & Remy, it seems like more has been made of it than it deserved. I always note it as a good example of Orsillo getting into a giggle fit and Remy just finding the right way to exacerbate it.
   4. Captain Joe Bivens, Pointless and Wonderful Posted: April 18, 2022 at 03:55 PM (#6072412)
Somehow, throwing ingestibles is funny. Andy Kaufman throwing coffee on Jerry Lawler...funny. Douche bag fan throwing pizza on another fan for no good reason...funny, because it's such a non sequitur. Who does that? Why do that? What was the provocation? And, pizza was 7 bucks a slice. Stupid. Funny. Eh.
   5. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: April 18, 2022 at 04:20 PM (#6072417)
Then we win it all in 2004, and life was better. I don't mean the baseball part of our lives...literally, everything in life felt better. But when we didn't win it in 2005 and 2006, it was still all-good...but you start wondering if it is was a one-time thing.

Then 2007 happens, and we were the best team, period, end of sentence. We had an awesome announcing team, we were clearly an outstanding team, with an endless stream of r4talent coming from the farm...it was the year that it was clear that we had graduated to one of the dominant franchises in the sport.


This occurred in April 2007, before the Red Sox won in 2007.
   6. Jose is Absurdly Correct but not Helpful Posted: April 18, 2022 at 04:53 PM (#6072420)
We knew that was a good team though. I'm with SBPT, this was peak Red Sox time.
   7. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: April 18, 2022 at 05:11 PM (#6072421)
The fact that I still remember this so vividly 15 years later means it meant something to me at the time.
   8. Captain Joe Bivens, Pointless and Wonderful Posted: April 18, 2022 at 06:47 PM (#6072428)
I believe that 2007 was the year I coined the term "pants pissers" in re: Red Sox fans here.
   9. Darren Posted: April 18, 2022 at 08:44 PM (#6072440)
I find this moment to be a big shrug as a Red Sox fan. Like, as you noted all was well for us then... But this? Of all the silly calls of Orsillo & Remy, it seems like more has been made of it than it deserved. I always note it as a good example of Orsillo getting into a giggle fit and Remy just finding the right way to exacerbate it.


well said
   10. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: April 18, 2022 at 08:51 PM (#6072443)
You guys are monsters who eat fun.
   11. villageidiom Posted: April 19, 2022 at 10:29 AM (#6072515)
(throws a slice of fun at Voxter)

I mean, it was fun at the time. It was fun maybe 5 years later. But, like, this is the 2nd or 3rd interview of the parties involved in the incident, and it has long since stopped being fascinating to me.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Shooty would run in but these bone spurs hurt!
for his generous support.

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogBraves get an early jump on Dansby Swanson extension talks
(9 - 1:30am, Aug 20)
Last: John Reynard

NewsblogOMNICHATTER for the week of August 15-22, 2022
(155 - 1:25am, Aug 20)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogAthletics release Andrus in final year of $120M deal
(22 - 12:03am, Aug 20)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogVideo shows Tony La Russa may have listened to fan in stands before putting pinch runner in
(31 - 11:00pm, Aug 19)
Last: Barry`s_Lazy_Boy

NewsblogTwo no-hitters in one game. How?
(8 - 9:52pm, Aug 19)
Last: Cooper Nielson

NewsblogThe Six-Man Rotation May Be Baseball’s Next Evolutionary Step
(10 - 7:57pm, Aug 19)
Last: Doug Jones threw harder than me

NewsblogOT Soccer Thread - European Leages Return
(48 - 7:56pm, Aug 19)
Last: Mefisto

NewsblogAfter 19 Years of ‘Managing,’ He Finally Gets to Be a Manager
(4 - 7:18pm, Aug 19)
Last: mathesond

NewsblogAtlanta Braves player Marcell Ozuna arrested for DUI
(4 - 5:57pm, Aug 19)
Last: Itchy Row

NewsblogHe got a job via LinkedIn -- Major League player
(13 - 5:20pm, Aug 19)
Last: Never Give an Inge (Dave)

NewsblogTop 100 prospects updated 2022 midseason rankings
(21 - 5:15pm, Aug 19)
Last: BDC

NewsblogSources: New York Mets to call up touted 3B prospect Brett Baty
(13 - 2:51pm, Aug 19)
Last: asinwreck

NewsblogJoey Votto to have season-ending shoulder surgery on torn rotator cuff
(52 - 1:07pm, Aug 19)
Last: DanG

NewsblogJosh Donaldson delivers for New York Yankees with grand slam walk-off in 10th inning
(6 - 11:01am, Aug 19)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

NewsblogYankees four-time All-Star Dellin Betances retires
(7 - 11:27pm, Aug 18)
Last: mex4173

Page rendered in 0.3087 seconds
45 querie(s) executed