Found September 06, 2012 on The Sports Bank:
Los_angeles_dodgers_0622
Rumors began to swirl on Chicago talk radio and in social media yesterday, that Chicago White Sox catcher, A.J. Pierzynski tested positive for performance enhancing drugs and would begin serving a 50-game suspension immediately, essentially being lost for the season.  With the White Sox clinging to a one-game lead over the Detroit Tigers, losing the veteran catcher for the season would be disastrous. Rest easy for now White Sox fans.  Despite creating a lot of chatter, Pierzynski’s PED suspension appears to be just a rumor, possibly started in a Detroit Tigers chat room.  Per Chicago Sports Radio 670 the Score’s Mulley and Hanley Show, Major League Baseball has verified that there is absolutely no truth to the Pierzynski suspension rumor and he is expected to be in the line-up on Friday when the White Sox begin a series against the Kansas City Royals and for a likely play-off deciding four game series against the Detroit Tigers from September 11th through the 14th. Pierzynski, 35, ...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Same fan at White Sox game drops two foul balls (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Catching a ball at a game has to be one of the greatest thrills a fan can have. I’m speaking out of assumption since I’ve never had the fortune of catching a ball at a game, but it sure looks awesome. Think about how lucky one has to be to even have the opportunity to catch a ball. Out of thousands of fans in attendance, the ball has to...

Dunn, Youkilis out of Friday's game

The Chicago White Sox will be without Adam Dunn and Kevin Youkilis for Friday night's series opener against the Kansas City Royals. Dunn aggravated a right oblique strain that cost him two games last weekend. Manager Robin Ventura said he hopes Dunn can return to the lineup Saturday. Dunn is second in the majors with 38 home runs. He is hitting .208 with a team-high 88 RBIs...

Ozzie Guillen Has Lost His Goddamn Mind On Twitter…Or Was Hacked

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg of what has been posted today to Ozzie Guillen’s Twitter account. Yes, Ozzie is a crazy maniac who doesn’t usually make sense in English, but these tweets are more incoherent than usual. Man juices? And there’s so much more. For example: whit. all. this. trafic. lol. but. is. ok. i. going. to. listen. el. tigre. rafael. salsa. program...

Chicago White Sox: Rios goes long in series win

After the past weekend’s sweep by the Tigers, it looked like the Chicago White Sox were quickly losing their momentum. Going into Monday, they were tied for first place in the AL Central. Thankfully, today’s 6-2 win against the Minnesota Twins gave them a series win and helped maintain their position. Rios puttin’ it on the board Starter Jake Peavy needed a strong performance...

White Sox 6, Twins 2

Alex Rios homered twice and drove in a career-high six runs to lead the Chicago White Sox to their fourth straight victory, 6-2 over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. Rios hit a grand slam in the first inning and a two-run shot in the sixth to help extend Chicago's lead in the AL Central to 1 1/2 games over Detroit. The Twins erupted for 18 runs against Chicago pitching Tuesday...

Rejoice, Interwebs: Ozzie Guillen has made a triumphant return to Twitter

iam. baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack — Ozzie Guillen (@OzzieGuillen) September 5, 2012 It has been 110 long, Ozzie Guillen-less days on the interwebs since the Miami Marlins skipper delighted us with his sometimes nonsensical, often in Spanish and always entertaining ramblings courtesy of his Twitter account. And even though the Marlins are suffering through a terrible season, it [...]

Royals look to spoil White Sox lead in division

(source feed provided no summary content for this entry)

Royals 7, White Sox 5

Lorenzo Cain hit two home runs, including a tie-breaking, two-run shot in the ninth inning, as the Kansas City Royals beats the Chicago White Sox 7-5 on Friday night. Salvador Perez also hit a two-run homer for the Royals, who won their sixth straight against the White Sox. Chicago hit three home runs: Alexei Ramirez hit a two-run shot and Dewayne Wise and A.J. Pierzynski hit solo...

Pitch Location and Swing Angles: Dunn and Bruce

Last Thursday, I took a stab at predicting how batter’s swing influences their ground ball / fly ball splits. One of the most important retorts to the research (a retort made both in the comments and on The Book blog) was that pitch location was the determining factor of bat angles — what I was attributing to hitter tendencies (at least for hitters who have big GB/FB platoon...

Mets Card of the Week: 2012 Lastings Milledge

2012 BANDAI OWNERS LEAGUE LASTINGS MILLEDGE Mets COTW is back in town after 5 weeks in Japan, jet lagged as hell and raring to go. While in Tokyo, I dropped 5,000 yen on Japanese baseball cards at an Akihabara hobby shop. All in the name of research, I assured my wife, as she cocked her head and arched an eyebrow or two. The primary card set in Japan is called “Owners League”...

Cain hits 2 homers, Royals beat White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) -- Lorenzo Cain hit two home runs, including a tie-breaking, two-run shot in the ninth inning, as the Kansas City Royals beats the Chicago White Sox 7-5 on Friday night. Salvador Perez also hit a two-run homer for the Royals, who won their sixth straight against the White Sox. Chicago hit three home runs: Alexei Ramirez hit a two-run shot and Dewayne Wise and A.J....
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.