In their first 12 games of the season, the Baltimore Orioles have already celebrated two of their five victories with postgame pies in the face. Nelson Cruz was the hero on Opening Day and David Lough‘s extra-inning walkoff on Saturday was also deemed pie-worthy by the O’s pie conductor, Adam Jones.
Over the past few seasons, we’ve become accustomed to seeing Jones load up a towel with shaving creme and quickly run up the player of the game and give them a nice slap during their interview. But this season, things have looked a little different, a legit pie tin has emerged.
As it turns out, the owners of Dangerously Delicious Pies in Baltimore convinced the O’s to their use their tasty treats for postgame celebrations. Owner Mary Wortman tells Scott Allen of the Washington Post that the Birds no longer have to worry about that horrible burning from shaving creme in the eyes.
“As much as it was fun, it was painful to them,” Mary Wortman told me today. “We figured we could help out there and send over some pies.”
With Jones’s approval, the Orioles made the switch from shaving cream to real pie this season, and Dangerously Delicious has supplied two pies ($28 each in the store) for every home game.
“If there’s a play that’s worthy, they’ll use the pie,” Wortman said. “If not, the guys in the dugout eat them. Every once in a while, we treat the front office.”
I’ve never been to DDP and at $28 a pop, I’m not sure I’ll ever make it. Maybe I can convince Jones to hand me one after a home game or something.
Update: If you’re looking for something cheaper:
@BalSportsReport dangerously delicious sells (or at least used to) individual sized ones at the farmers market under 83 that are like $5…
— nick fantinato (@NickFantinato) April 14, 2014