Looking back at the best pie moments in sports

Josh Donaldson gets hit in the face with a shaving cream pie after hitting a walk-off home run against the Atlanta Braves on April 18, 2015. (Sportsnet)

March 14 may seem like just any old Monday to you, but to some, it represents much more than that. It’s Pi Day, (3.14) and basically the best excuse you need to eat pie.

Whether you choose pumpkin or pecan, apple or blueberry, while you sample your favourite pie, walk down memory lane with us and enjoy the best pie-in-the-face moments in sports history.

Josh Donaldson walk-off versus the Braves

Fans knew that Josh Donaldson was going to be a great player the day the Jays traded for him, but he put his mark on this team for the first time on April 18, 2015 when he hit a walk-off home run against Atlanta.

Of course any big home run leads to a pie in the face and this shaving cream one was a doozy. At least Steve Tolleson was nice enough to help clean it up.

Steven Stamkos after he scores his 60th goal

Future-Leaf (probably) Steven Stamkos scored 60 goals in 2011-12 and when he scored his 60th, Ryan Malone made sure he didn’t go hungry.

What makes this one great is Stamkos isn’t phased by the pie and still gives a cliché hockey post-game interview.

Munenori Kawasaki meets the Jays fans

Every team needs a guy in the room who can boost morale with his energy and humour. For the Jays the last three years, that guy has been Munenori Kawasaki. But the first game Kawasaki really left his mark on the team was May 22, 2013 when he hit a walk-off double in a win against the Baltimore Orioles.

And if the pie wasn’t enough, the Jays made sure to soak him with Gatorade afterwards too. So I’m sure this video will come back on Gatorade Day, whenever that is.

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