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Add this to the list of tired sports-on-TV high jinks: the shaving cream pie to the face during baseball post-game interviews.
It hasn’t quite reached football’s Gatorade dump on the coach yet, but the pie face, as an occasional prank, used to be kind of amusing. But it seems to happen more and more now, so you know it’s coming and thus isn’t funny — kind of like the jokes on Two and a Half Men.
It’s not as if I have a humorous suggestion for another way high-spirited ballplayers can have fun with the star of the game as he’s interviewed live on TV. I’d probably end up recommending something like holding up a sign behind the interviewee that says, “Read sportsmediajournal.com every day.”
Though that wouldn’t ever get tired.