Two home runs, both opposite-field shots, in one game, a big win over a division rival — that’s something to be celebrated in a special way.
That’s just what the Baltimore Orioles did for Adam Jones on Friday after he clubbed a pair of homers to right field in a 6-0 win over the Boston Red Sox .
Two “pies” to the face during the All-Star center fielder’s postgame interview didn’t come from other players, but instead from first-base coach Wayne Kirby and hitting coach Jim Presley. The latter even waited patiently for Jones to wipe off his face from the first round before nailing him a second time.
Did Jones seem a little irked? He did say something about how Kirby had violated pie protocol by not leaving Jones with a towel. After all, Jones knows something about proper delivery of the postgame pie.
You get the idea. If an Oriole is going to get face full of shaving cream while being interviewed on TV, Jones invariably will be one of the guys doing the deed.
But at least he wasn’t blowing a bubble when it happened.