We don't cover much professional wrestling around here, because, as athletic an enterprise as it might be, it's not really, you know, sports. But — shockingly! — tons of professional athletes love wrestling; we think it's the tights.
Among those are Cardinals scrapster shortstop David Eckstein, who, apparently, had a tussle with White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski during some TNA pay-per-view event. We'll let them give the breathless details:
During the "Turning Point" Pay-Per-View event, TNA management director Jim Cornette introduced two special guests into the ring - Chicago White Sox star AJ Pierzynski (with White Sox strength and conditioning coach Dale Torborg), as well as World Series MVP David Eckstein, along with his brother Rick. Eckstein brought along a copy of his upcoming book "Have Heart", which Torborg began to rip the pages out of! Pierzynski then had some choice comments to make about Eckstein and the Cardinals, leading to a brawl between both sides! Without a doubt, the fallout from this confrontation involving two of MLB's biggest stars will be felt on Thursday's "iMPACT!" on SpikeTV at 9pm ET!
This was the first we had heard of Eckstein's book, which "overcoming his 5-foot-7 stature to becoming the 2006 World Series MVP" to "give a peptalk on life." We love the guy, we couldn't be happier about the World Series ... but we kind of want to rip the pages and hit him with it too.
That said: We're pretty sure someone's gonna get us this for Christmas this year, probably an uncle we never talk to or something.