We're not sure if it's the team's late game heroics or AJ Burnett becoming the Bronx's Cream Pie Bandit, but all of a sudden the Yankees became really fun to watch this weekend. Today's hero was Johnny Damon, hitting a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th to bring the forty-four thousand-plus inside Yankee Stadium to their feet. That marked the third game in a row the team has ended the game with a walk-off hit, the first time the Bombers have had that happen since 1972. But what might be just as exciting is what has happened after all three of the game-winning hits: the hero of the day has been surprised by pitcher AJ Burnett with a
shaving whipped cream pie right in the face. When was the last time the Bronx saw such spontaneity and playfulness among the reputation they've built for being a team of business-like professionals throughout the last two decades? Burnett brings the tradition from his days on the Blue Jays and before the season told a YES Network reporter, "I'm gonna mess with them all the time whether they're having a good day or a bad day. I just can't wait to pie somebody."
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