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How The Angels Will Remember Their Trip to Boston

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When the Anaheim Angels of Anaheim headed into the Great Nor'Easter of '07 and ended up getting outscored 25-3 while being swept by the Red Sox, do you think they'll most remember their first encounter with Dice-K? Do you think they'll remember how nervous they were when it looked like Vlad was totally hurt, but only ended up sorta hurt.

Or do you think they'll most vividly remember the Red Sox fan who got hit by a totally huge slice of pizza?

Turns out the two gentlemen had been debating as to the merits (and lack thereof) of the presence a whole pizza at a baseball game. One of the gentlemen had just received a steaming hot large one. Immediately after a foul ball inspiring the other man to stand, whereby the owner of the pizza took it as an opportunity to say, "here have a piece," and whipped it at him.

The pizza tosser was tossed out to the drunken streets of Boston and the receiver of the assault was given Fan of the Day status on the local broadcast because he got in the way of your boy Garret Anderson catching the foul ball.

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Things got so bad that the biggest reaction on the Boston telecast being shown in the press box came when one fan was hit in the back by a pizza thrown by another paying customer. The fan who was hit by the pizza had just gotten in the way of Garret Anderson, who was trying to catch a foul popup down the left-field line. He was given fan-of-the-game honors. The Angels certainly could have been nominated since they looked to be spectators all weekend. - SB Sun