A.J. Pierzynski is not the most popular ballplayer. This is, after all, the guy whose own manager said "If you play against A.J., you hate him. If you play with him, you hate him a little less." So should anyone really be surprised that upon scoring the tying run tonight against Minnesota, the White Sox catcher shouted loud enough for the entire infield to hear, "Let's hit this piece of shit"? I mean, Twins pitcher Nick Blackburn has feelings, A.J. (Pierzynski, for what it's worth, reached base on a hit by pitch, so maybe he was a bit sore. Plus, Blackburn's ERA+ coming into the game was 51, so he sort of is a piece of shit. BRB, changing headline to "A.J. Pierzynski offers Twins pitcher accurate assessment.") [FSN]

h/t to Jason