Adam Jones to stop pieing players in Orioles celebrations

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Monday, February 29, 2016

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Bye-bye, Oriole pie.

Over the last several years, the Baltimore Orioles often celebrated victories with center fielder Adam Jones smashing a pie in the hero's face. Among the teammates he tagged, in fact, was Felix Pie.

But the team has decided to end the practice for safety reasons.

The ritual became so ingrained that Jones arranged with a local bakery to furnish the pies. Not all players were fond of Jones' antics, which generally came when an Orioles player was being interviewed on television.

Jones tweeted the news Saturday.

Baltimore players will try to come up with a less hazardous celebration.

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