How do Red Sox fans celebrate Patriots Day? Drunken early afternoon food fights in the stands at Fenway. All class. You'd never see something like this at Yankee Stadium. I love Jerry Remy breaking down the replays - "Here comes the pizza right here!"
It's actually a great shot because the guy was in motion and you'd have to think the aerodynamics of chucking a slice of pizza on a cold wet day must be tricky. According to the Herald, there was some shit talking that preceded the actual incident regarding the pizza in question.
“They had been giving us (expletive) about [having a whole pizza in the stands],” Madore said. “Next thing I know, there’s a fly ball to left field and it goes foul and my buddy says, ‘You want some pizza now?’ And he hits him right in the face. Hey, the guy wasn’t paying attention. When you’re in the stands you’ve got to be ready for anything - a foul ball, a flying slice of pizza, everything.” (hat tip to Deadspin via N-Lo)
In other Boston sports news, The Sports Guy sums up nicely the absurdity of Doc Rivers getting a contract extension to continue to coach the Celtics. He's pretty much right on and I'd definitely rather see Carlisle, Skiles, Van Gundy, or even Ainge coaching next year. I'd rather see that douchebag who threw the pizza coaching. But, as always, Simmons has to end the article with another of his trademark wrap-up nostalgic statements. His articles are much more entertaining when you skip the last sentence. Which brings me to my:
Top Ten Simmons Lines That Could End Any Of His Articles:
10. the kid with the oversized glasses trusted Red completely. So did everyone. And watching that tiny version of myself on TV ... I couldn't help but feel a little jealous.
9. A little piece of me died that day. A little piece of all of us did.
8. Sports? "Just a game"? I don't think so.
7. I was smiling at the outcome of the game, but I was smiling more at my daughter smiling. She finally got it.
6. As far as body parts go, boxing's about fists and skulls, sure. But in the end, it's about heart.
5. And if you want to talk nicknames, I'll take "Legend" any day.
4. Maybe so. But I know one thing: pitchers and catchers report in 67 days...
3. He was, simply put, the best. And for once, I'm not talking about sports. I'm just ... a Guy.
2. The Sports Gal used to say that "the agony and the ecstasy" was stretching it a bit. She doesn't say that anymore. Sometimes, I wish she would.
1. And Now I Can Die In Peace. Really.