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Walk-off blast drums up old memories

After homering in first career at-bat, Thames has another night to remember

Updated: May 18, 2010, 10:25 AM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Before Marcus Thames begins his workouts every year in Mississippi, he pops in his favorite DVD. It is from June 10, 2002. On it, Thames watches his first big league at-bat, a home run off none other than future Hall of Famer Randy Johnson.

That day ended with his Yankees teammate at the time, Alberto Castillo, smashing a shaving-cream pie in his face during his postgame interview.

On Monday night, Thames earned a similar pie -- but a sweeter version, as chef A.J. Burnett ...

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