Pizza throw overshadows Red Sox game
We move on from the urge to throw up after eating grasshoppers to a fan literally throwing his food.
During a game at Fenway in April 2007, a shallow pop-up heading toward the stands was chased by Garrett Anderson. It appeared that the Angels outfielder had a chance to make the catch but a fan in the front row got in the way when he reached for the ball. Neither of them would end up with the ball as it deflected off the fan back onto the field.
That’s when chaos ensued. It was bad enough that beer splashed everywhere but a fan seated in the row behind him added to the mess by hurling a slice of pizza at the guy who failed to snatch the foul ball.
"“Here comes the pizza, see it?” shouted an excited Remy as NESN showed the replay of the pizza slice splattering against the back shoulder of the fan."
The pizza thrower must have taken exception to the fan interference. Although, the culprit was wearing a New England Patriots jacket, which would lead us to believe he’s also a Red Sox fan. Why would he be upset about someone preventing the opponent from recording an out against our team? Better question – who throws a pizza??
The incident would end with the guy who threw the pizza getting thrown out of the game but the story of the infamous Fenway Park Pizza Throw would live on in infamy. Remy analyzed the reply more intently than anything that occurred on the field that day. Years later, NESN still shows that clip as one of their most memorable moments in broadcast history. Fans remember the pizza throwing event far more than they remember the outcome of that game.
The Red Sox defeated the Angels 7-2 that day, by the way. The Red Sox went on to win the championship in 2007 yet if you tune into a game on NESN, you’re more likely to see this clip about a guy throwing a pizza than you are to watch World Series highlights from that year.