A.J. Pierzynski Has Elite Flopping Skills

A.J. Pierzynski has long been one of baseball's most notorious heels, so it makes sense that he would become the first catcher to add shameless flopping to his repertoire. That's a flop Chris Paul would be proud of. » 10/16/14 10:06am 10/16/14 10:06am

Red Sox DFA A.J. Pierzynski, Smear Him On His Way Out

The Red Sox let A.J. Pierzynski go yesterday, barely halfway through his one-year, $8.25 million deal. It is the second least-surprising thing in the world that he reportedly rubbed teammates the wrong way by being a loner, ignoring his pitchers, and generally being a prick. (The first least-surprising thing in the… » 7/10/14 9:57am 7/10/14 9:57am

Giant Moth Dive Bombs A.J. Pierzynski

First it was Matt Holliday. Then it was Alex Gordon. Now it's A.J. Pierzynski. Moths are not just positively phototactic. They're also drawn to baseball players. It's science. » 8/15/13 10:01am 8/15/13 10:01am

Here's The Controversial Call That Ruined Yu Darvish's Perfect Game

Yu Darvish had retired the first 17 batters he faced (that's like a 1-2-3 inning against non-Astros teams!). He got what he thought was strike three against Jonathan Villar to end the sixth, but home plate ump Ron Kulpa didn't see it that way. » 8/12/13 4:12pm 8/12/13 4:12pm

Lance Barrett Tosses A.J. Pierzynski And Robin Ventura, Shameless Homer…

"Lance Barrett's just stunk the joint up, is all he's done, that's all he's done...he's terrible." Hawk, you might recall, got into a bit of a pickle when he referred to umpire Mark Wegner as "brutal" and "totally absurd" while questioning his baseball knowledge. He got a stern talking to from Bud Selig and everyone… » 8/26/12 10:00am 8/26/12 10:00am

A.J. Pierzynski's Home Run Hit A Toddler Because Two Adults Got…

You might have already seen this clip of A.J. Pierzynski going deep off Jason Isringhausen in the seventh inning yesterday afternoon, since Pierzynski set a White Sox record by homering in his fifth straight game. But a reader named Chris alerted us to where the ball wound up: just inches in front of the head of a… » 8/06/12 10:25am 8/06/12 10:25am

A.J. Pierzynski Has No Problem Calling Twins Pitcher Nick Blackburn A…

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… » 7/31/12 10:20pm 7/31/12 10:20pm

Won't Somebody Remind A.J. Pierzynski There Are Only Two Outs?

Top of the eighth, none on, one out, and Matt Thornton catches David DeJesus looking for strike three. The White Sox are well on their way to avoiding a sweep. OK. Looks like Starlin Castro is up next, and—hang on. A.J.? Yo, A.J.? What the—where's he going? Hey! Wait. Did everyone forget? Don't they know—ah, whatever.… » 6/21/12 10:45am 6/21/12 10:45am

Ozzie Guillen Will Appear On Baseball Tonight Throughout The World…

It dawns on me that we could play a game with two tentpoles of recent Chicago White Sox squads. We'll call the game "Guillen OR Pierzynski." Said the White Sox drink rally beer during games to get themselves going? (Pierzynski.) Went on a profane tirade after the White Sox lost to Bruce fucking Chen? (Guillen.) Got… » 10/17/11 1:05pm 10/17/11 1:05pm

Not To Be Outdone, A.J. Pierzynski Would Like You To Know That The…

White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski, everyone's favorite bleached-blond gnat (and World Series broadcaster), apparently wanted to stick up for the Red Sox players, bullied by the owners and the Boston Globe. So he went on The Dan Patrick Show and told everyone the White Sox occasionally drink in the clubhouse. Rally… » 10/12/11 4:00pm 10/12/11 4:00pm

A.J. Pierzynski Will Be Irritating You On World Series Broadcasts This…

Fox Sports announced today, per USA Today, that once-blond nuisance (and current White Sox starting catcher) AJ Pierzynski would join Eric Karros' pompadour and the formerly frosted, still gelled tips of Chris Rose on Fox's World Series pregame and postgame coverage. Yuck. (We presume Jeanne Zelasko and Kevin Kennedy… » 10/03/11 7:45pm 10/03/11 7:45pm

MLB Will Probably Ask Us To Remove That George W. Bush Foul Ball Video,…

You can watch it here, for now, but I think my drawing better conveys the emotional truth of the moment. Hope you like it. » 5/24/11 11:40am 5/24/11 11:40am

Secret Service Can't Protect George W. Bush From Foul Ball

They'll take a bullet for the former president, but they can't save him from a lazy foul pop into the box seats in Arlington. Neither could A.J. Pierzynski: » 5/24/11 10:40am 5/24/11 10:40am

Baseball Players Hitting Each Other With Chairs

For those of you who pay attention to such matters, TNA wrestling is having some sort of pay-per-view event this weekend that will feature "Team Pierzynski" vs. "Team Eckstein." That's A.J. Pierzynski and David Eckstein, two people who have never been in our kitchen. In this "promo" clip, Pierzynski does some… » 2/09/07 3:00pm 2/09/07 3:00pm

He's Probably Been Waiting Outside The Studio For Weeks

We had a few people email us yesterday, mostly saying a variation on the following: "So I'm home with the flu, and it's possible that I'm just hallucinating, but I think I just saw A.J. Pierzynski as a bouncer on the 'Jerry Springer Show.' Can that be possible?" » 1/30/07 10:00am 1/30/07 10:00am

"Dad, I'm Totally Gonna Get You For This Someday"

Since the Home Run Derby on Monday night, we've been trying to track down a photo of Chicago White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski and the horror he subjected his daughter to. And now that we've found it ... we can't quite put our finger on why it fills us with such dread. » 7/12/06 12:45pm 7/12/06 12:45pm

Mariotti Now Universally Acclaimed As Lazy, Slobbish, Gassy

It's tough to decide whom to dislike more: White Sox catcher AJ Pierzynski or Chicago Sun-Times and "Around The Horn" gasbag Jay Mariotti. Particularly if you're a Cubs fan. After the big interleague tussle last weekend, Pierzynski was on "Pardon The Interruption" yesterday and went after Mariotti full-bore: » 5/23/06 1:45pm 5/23/06 1:45pm

Revisiting The Chicago Bitch Slap

Clearly, there are not many people out there who feel bad about A.J. Pierzynski getting punched in the face. Sporlitics thanks Michaell Barrett for "doing something the rest of the world has wanted to do for a long, long time." They also provide a brief list of reasons why Pierzysnki deserved to be punched in the face… » 5/21/06 2:57pm 5/21/06 2:57pm