Originally written on 60ft6in  |  Last updated 5/31/12
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A.J. Pierzynski is an A-Hole. No, that is not news. Everyone knows that he is a dirty player. Everyone also knows that he makes a fool out of himself by talking trash like a Jersey Shore toolbag. Pierzynski added a new chapter to his dirty tactics this week, when he intentionally spiked Tampa Bay Rays second baseman, Ben Zobrist, on Wednesday. Here are a few screen grabs of the “slide”…. This is exactly the type of dirty play that MLB needs to get rid of. I’ve written about this before, and it’s not good for the game. Zobrist got lucky and was uninjured on this play, but there have been plenty of unnecessary injuries around the second base bag (and home plate) throughout the history of the game. This type of slide is either done with intent to injure, or with a level of carelessness that should not be tolerated. Tampa Bay Rays announcer, Brian Anderson, said this during the broadcast, “You’re getting into ‘dirty’ territory there”. Meanwhile, White Sox broadcaster, Hawk Harrelson, w...
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