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National Pizza Day means only one thing to Red Sox fans

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Here it comes!

Boston Pizza Festival Nicholas Pfosi for The Boston Globe via Getty Images

It all happened on Patriots Day. On April 16, 2007 the Los Angeles Angels (still of Anaheim back then) were in town for Marathon Monday. J.D. Drew was at bat. And a slice of pizza was thrown.

What would follow because the stuff of Remy & Orsillo legend.

So on this most random of National Days - Pizza Day - enjoy a slice of history.

“Here comes the pizza.”

2007 doesn’t seem so far away until you look at the rosters. Current Red Sox manager Alex Cora played! Vlad is now a Hall of Famer! Remember Orlando Cabrera?

For the Angels:

1 Gary Matthews CF

2 Orlando Cabrera SS

3 Vladimir Guerrero RF

4 Garret Anderson LF

5 Shea Hillenbrand DH

6 Casey Kotchman 1B

7 Howie Kendrick 2B

8 Mike Napoli C

9 Maicer Izturis 3B

Ervin Santana P

For the Red Sox:

1 Julio Lugo SS

2 Kevin Youkilis 1B

3 David Ortiz DH

4 Manny Ramirez LF

5 J.D. Drew RF

6 Mike Lowell 3B

7 Jason Varitek C

8 Wily Mo Pena CF

9 Alex Cora 2B

Josh Beckett P

Don, of course, doesn’t forget.