Throwing pie in the face of the game MVP has been a longstanding tradition in baseball.
Some teams don't do it as often, but the Orioles do it all the time, and have made it an art form. It was one of those traditions the developed organically over time, and even landed the Orioles a promotional deal with Dangerous Pie.
But that like all good things in life, that tradition is over now. As of Saturday, the Orioles have officially banned pie-in-the-face celebrations.
As for the Orioles reasoning, it's all about player safety. They don't want to be the team that announced a key players just hit the disabled list because of an aggressive pie throw.
This has been around forever, so many players are at odds over this call from management. It takes some fun out of the game, and sometimes after a winless drought or team tension, sometimes you need something fun to lift the spirits up of the team.