Jesse Winker’s pizza delivery: How his brawl ejection turned into the story of the year Doordash feel good

Nobody knew that when Mariners outfielder Jesse Winker was hit by a pitch Sunday afternoon, it would result in a huge break for a Doordash driver in Anaheim.

Winker was hit early in the second inning. It was the second straight inning a Mariners batter had been pitched, the first coming when Julio Rodriguez nearly got hit in the first inning when a pitch went behind his head. After Winker was tagged, he rushed into the Angels dugout, and the bench clearance scuffle resulted in Winker being ejected, along with many other players. Mariners fans were thrilled that Winkler stood up for the team, but one fan wanted to say thank you straight up.

Normally, this is where the story would end. A player gets a pizza, the game ends, and it’s just a fun footnote. However, this is where things get so much better, as Sofie, the fan who ordered the pizza, decided it would also be a chance to reward the Doordash driver with the tip of a lifetime.

Everyone followed alone as Doordash driver Simranjeet Singh had a pepperoni pizza delivered to the Mariners locker room. To thank Mariners, Twitter gathered to rock it over the moon, with 300-400 fans recognizing Jess Winker in Singh, whose seemingly ordinary pizza pick-up was anything but. It turned into what the driver called “a life-changing delivery.”

It’s one of the best things to ever come out of an ejection in an MLB game. We like to see it.