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Braves' Pierzynski levels tool mascot characters in race

ATLANTA (AP) A.J. Pierzynski was a bargain for the Atlanta Braves after signing a one-year, $2 million contract. The 38-year-old Pierzynski did it all: Hit for average, hit for power - and on Sunday, hit some tool-shaped mascots trying to race on the warning track. The tool characters race during every Braves home game. Pierzynski emerged from the center-field wall during the race...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pierzynski hits 2 HRs as Braves beat Nationals 2-1

ATLANTA (AP) A.J. Pierzynski hit two home runs and rookie Matt Wisler threw seven strong innings as the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 2-1 on Tuesday night for just their fourth win in 17 tries against the Nats. Wisler (7-8) picked up the victory, giving up one run while striking out four and walking two. Rookie Arodys Vizcaino recorded his eighth save in nine chances...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

AJ Pierzynski tried to frame pitch that bounced in front of plate (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Atlanta Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski thought he could trick the home plate umpire into thinking he was calling a game of cricket on Monday night, but it didn’t work. During the eighth inning of Atlanta’s 9-8 extra-innings win over the San Francisco Giants, Pierzynski tried to frame a pitch...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Joe West casually ejects A.J. Pierzynski mid at-bat

Maybe they were arguing about who’s more unlikable across baseball. Umpire Joe West and Atlanta Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski had a little run-in Wednesday night during the Braves’ spring training game vs. the New York Yankees. West and Pierzynski’s behind-the-plate back-and-forth apparently carried on for just about an entire half inning. The catcher felt his pitcher was...
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Pierzynski not bitter, but wants to beat Red Sox

A.J. Pierzynski wasn’t looking to cause any commotion Tuesday night. The St. Louis Cardinals catcher had just finished facing his former team, the Boston Red Sox, for the first time since they released him last month. Pierzynski’s departure from Boston was rather unceremonious, sure, but the veteran backstop had nothing but good things to say about his time with the Red Sox...
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

“AJ Pierzynski” Has a Message for the Boston Red Sox

Posted to Good Guys Wear BlackA blogger has tried to get into the mind of AJ Pierzynski, and what he may be thinking at the moment. Some of the highlights: ” On the very first day I showed up at spring training, a couple goons pulled me aside, explained that I parked in a spot reserved for Ortiz’s son’s minibike, and whipped me with a chain.” ” I figured it was some sort...
Via Sports Mockery
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

AJ Pierzynski Writes His Former Red Sox Teammates

So it’s been a week since I was DFA’ed. And yesterday, my ties to the Boston Red Sox were officially cut. So now I’m out here, floating through Major League Baseball like some great, untethered zeppelin just looking for a place to call home for a couple months. And I’m fine with that. Maybe I’ll latch on to a team that ends up officially eliminating you guys from contention...
Via Surviving Grady
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: A.J. Pierzynski was ‘negative influence’ to Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox designated catcher A.J. Pierzynski for assignment on Wednesday, and now according to a report from WEEI there may be clubhouse reasons as to why the move was made. Rob Bradford of WEEI reported on Thursday that Pierzynski’s negative influence led to the decision to designate him for assignment. According to multiple […]
Via Full Scale Sports
July 10, 2014  |  1 Comment

A.J. Pierzynski DFA’d By Boston Red Sox; Vazquez Recalled

The Boston Red Sox have lost four in a row and are now 10 1/2 games out of first place with the season slipping away. The past few days have been swarmed with rumors of Jake Peavy going to the Cardinals, but now Boston has made another move. The Red Sox have designated catcher A.J. Pierzynski for assignment. The former Twin, White Sox, Giant and Ranger had been playing the entire...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

A. J. Pierzynski's All-Time Classic Umpire Insult

In the midst of an article that shows 2014 ejections up almost 30% over last year, we find a great little vignette about Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski. Earlier in June, A.J. was upset with the strike-calling ability of young umpire Quinn Wolcott. After his battery mate issued a walk, Pierzynski turned and laid this beauty on Wolcott: "Give me a new ball. One you can see." Pierzynski...
Via FenwayNation
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

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