Dodgers are running for their lives after a walkoff hit these days, primarily to escape a tackling from Matt Kemp. And they don’t want to be even partially responsible for the center fielder doing to himself what we’re all afraid he’s going to do. Clearly someone needs to put a lasso around the guy soon, like before tonight’s game in Oakland.

But there’s another thing keeping Andre Ethier, Dee Gordon and the Los Angeles hero of the day from their cheerleader-in-chief. It’s that hideous-tasting shaving cream pie-in-the-face.

C’mon guys, what do you say we ease up on the Burma-Shave and switch to a more digestible form of pie. I’ll give you a few rather obvious alternatives, each of which will make for a considerably easier-to-catch celebrant.

In order of proximity to Dodger Stadium, you might start with House of Pies. It’s right there on Vermont and Franklin. Easy as Bavarian Chocolate Cream Pie.

Next, Lemon Meringue from Pie ‘n Burger, Pasadena. I’ll pick it up myself and deliver it to the clubhouse for the Mets series next week.

Most people swear by the Apple Pan’s apple, but the Banana Cream is much better for face planting, it seems to me.

Du-par’s, take your pick.

And finally, old faithful, Reddi-Wip. I mean, how hard is it keep a can of that around? So what if you try to shave with it.

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Guava-chiffon cake or pie would work, but I suspect it’s not easily found near Dodger Stadium. If there’s a large community of expat Hawai’i folk anywhere nearby the dessert would be found there too.

June 19, 2012 1:11 pm


 You sure that’s not Guerra-chiffon? By the way, Linkmeister, are you gonna identify yourself for the readers who need to know?

June 19, 2012 1:20 pm


 @Howard Cole What’s to say? I’ve been commenting at Jon Weisman’s Dodger Thoughts for as long as he’s had it. I live in Hawai’i, I’ve been a Dodgers fan since 1959 when we moved to Westwood,and I write a blog at

June 19, 2012 3:19 pm


Great stuff. You’re very much welcome here, I’ll have you know. Thanks for commenting.

June 19, 2012 3:44 pm

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