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On National Pizza Day, let's remember the 2007 Fenway pizza incident

Each year on Feb. 9, we celebrate National Pizza Day in honor of one of the most beloved foods in the history of humanity. And, while pizza isn't tied to baseball as intimately as, say, peanuts and hot dogs, it has figured prominently in the game just the same.

Take April 16, 2007. During the Red Sox annual Patriots' Day morning game, pizza provided one of the most memorable moments in the history of sports broadcasting. After a foul ball entered the stands and caused a fan to spill his beverage, well, here comes the pizza:


As the announcers recall, the pizza -- despite losing a good bit of its cheese and sauce -- landed heads up and looked delicious. That shouldn't come as much of a surprise considering that pizza is always good.

May your National Pizza Day be full of joy and, of course, delicious cheesy pizza flying through the sky.