Enough Already with Whipped/Shaving Cream!
Am I the only one who is so over this whipped/shaving cream nonsense?
For the uninitiated, it has become customary for someone to give a teammate a whipped or shaving cream pie to the face while that teammate, the hero of the game, is giving a post-game interview on the field.
Justin Turner did it again Monday night to R.A. Dickey following his one-hitter. I’ve felt this way for a while, but it really hit home following Johan Santana’s no-hitter. Here was a man giving the interview of his life after making Mets history, and he had to do it with crap all over his face.
So now every time that interview is replayed, and it will be replayed forever because of the significance of the game, we will have to watch and listen to Santana with distracting stuff all over him. It kind of diminishes what he is saying.
Here’s another reason to dislike the practice — it is a Yankee thing. Yes, it had been done over the years, but Nick Swisher really brought it back into vogue a couple of years ago. Do we really want to follow the lead of the Yankees?
Or maybe I’m just getting old. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go chase some kids off of my lawn.
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Date: June 19, 2012