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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Nick Hundley, 2014 Topps Update Series #US-140

Nick Hundley may have been in Baltimore for less than a full season, having already departed for the thin air of Denver's Coors Field, but at least we've got this excellent card as a way to remember him. It depicts the aftermath of a pie attack, most likely perpetrated by Adam Jones, with an assistant to Charm City's own Dangerously Delicious Pies. (That's right - no lame-ass aluminum tins full of shaving cream or Cool Whip for these Birds.) I love that the pie is suspended in midair, having fallen off of Hundley's face and bound for the dirt. Still, there's a telltale mask of whipped cream and pie chunks left on the catcher's face.

With a quick Google search, I know that this photo was taken on Friday night, July 11, 2014. Nick Hundley had just roped a one-out single off of Adam Warren in the bottom of the tenth inning to score Manny Machado for a walkoff 3-2 win over the Yankees. You can see an animated GIF image from Camden Chat here.

Hey, whaddaya know? I was there for that game! Don't bother looking for me on the card, though; I was up on the third level.

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