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Pizza is the Best Medicine

A Mariners fan sent Jesse Winker a pizza after Sunday’s brawl, and the delivery driver was flooded with “hundreds” of tips

It’s been awhile since we’ve seen an MLB dust-up quite like the one we saw at Angel Stadium on Sunday. In the top of the second inning, the Mariners' Jesse Winker appeared to be deliberately plunked by Angels opener Andrew Wantz, who had also thrown behind the head of Julio Rodriguez in the first inning. The pitches came in retaliation for throwing up and in on Mike Trout during Saturday’s game—with footage of Angels interim manager Phil Nevin threatening retribution to Mariners players surfacing afterward—and sparked 'The NeverEnding Story' of brawls, eventually leading to the ejection of six players and both managers.

Punches were thrown …

Birds were flipped …

And seeds were hurled …

Needless to say, it was a bad day at the office for everyone involved, but it got a little better for Winker—the man whose bruised hip lit the match that ignited the wick that blew up the dynamite—when a Mariners fan sent a pizza to him in the clubhouse after his ejection.

'Home Alone' gif? You bet your ass 'Home Alone' gif.

As we know, pizza heals all wounds and the cheesy, saucy escapism seemed to help Winker’s mood, later apologizing to Angels fans for flipping them off. But it wasn’t the clubhouse vibez that benefited the most from Sofie’s act of kindness. It was the delivery driver, who found himself inundated with “hundreds” of tips from Mariners after safely ferrying the pie to Winker, singlehandedly making his week and, possibly, month.

So there you have it, folks. As hard as it may be to believe, sometimes good things still happen on this barren hate rock ... even if we have to resort to punching each other in the head a little bit first.