Visalia firefighters were called to a fire at Mountain Mike’s Pizza on Friday, Oct. 18,. 2019. Img 1128

Things got heated during Sunday’s game between the Los Angeles Angels and Seattle Mariners. That included the pizza that was delivered to Jesse Winker after he was ejected.

The game boiled over into a brawl Seattle’s Jesse Winker took a 91.1 mph fastball from LA’s Andrew Wantz off his hip in the top of the second inning. It was the latest in a series of similar moments over the course of the weekend and it was just a matter of time before the benches and bullpens cleared.

Winker was one of eight players and coaches who were ejected from the game and he spent the rest of the afternoon stewing in the clubhouse. That’s when one intrepid fan jumped into action and decided to order a pizza to be delivered to Angel Stadium, specifically to Winker.

Somehow, the Mountain Mike’s Pizza was not only approved, but the delivery driver earned their tip and then some by getting it into Winker’s hands.

And Winker even responded to thank Sofie for the pizza, sharing his appreciation for the kind gesture on such an intense day.

Just in case you’re thinking this is all an elaborate fake-out, the pizza delivery was independently confirmed.

Given the wildly successful pizza delivery, Sofia then made sure that delivery driver Simranjeet got his due for going above and beyond, giving other Mariners and MLB fans a chance to add a tip of their own. And then things got sentimental in a way we’re not sure anyone was expecting.

All in all, a pretty good and positive result to come out of a wild brawl. Nice work, Sofie.


About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to