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Smashing Success

Dangerously Delicious Pies Used for Orioles Games.

By Payam Agha-Ghassem | June 25, 2014, 12:00 am

-Photo by the Baltimore Orioles -Adam Jones pieing Chris Davis in the face.
In Good Taste

Smashing Success

Dangerously Delicious Pies Used for Orioles Games.

By Payam Agha-Ghassem | June 25, 2014, 12:00 am

-Photo by the Baltimore Orioles -Adam Jones pieing Chris Davis in the face.

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The great pie-in-the-face tradition is one our Orioles take seriously, and center fielder Adam Jones has made it a ritual at home games for years now. If one of his teammates gets the game-winning hit or throws a no-hitter, he’ll come out on the field during their postgame interview and surprise them with a pie in the face.

Have you ever wondered where those pies came from, though?

“Every home game, we make them a fresh cream pie that we say is for smashing, and then we give them one just to eat,” says Mary Wortman, who owns Dangerously Delicious Pies in Canton with her husband, John.

Up until this season, the Orioles didn’t actually use cream pie, though. Shaving cream was used.

“We saw a lot of Twitter feeds that the players were upset [with] Adam Jones because he was using shaving cream and it was burning their eyes,” says Wortman.

The Wortman’s got a suggestion from a friend to send the Orioles some cream pies for them to use at the end of games. She called the Orioles last year and they loved the idea, but the plan really took flight this season.

Wortman was in the park Monday night to watch Jones smash first baseman Chris Davis with a pie after Davis hit a walk-off three-run home run to win the game.

“It’s really cool to see how many people are now hanging around after the games to see it happen,” says Wortman.

The shop has also seen a boost in business because of publicity it has received from news and social media.

For the Orioles’ sake, they are hoping they can smash a lot more Dangerously Delicious Pies in the future. 



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