January 18, 2005

The Big Hurt

This story from the San Francisco Chronicle just smacks of "urban legend," but knowing what I do about former Twins catcher A.J. Pierzynski, I don't doubt its veracity:

During a Giants exhibition game last spring, Pierzynski took a shot to his, shall we say, private parts. Trainer Stan Conte rushed to the scene, placed his hands on Pierzynski's shoulders in a reassuring way, and asked how it felt. "Like this," said Pierzynski, viciously delivering a knee to Conte's groin... The incident went unreported because all of the beat writers happened to be doing in-game interviews in the clubhouse, but it was corroborated by a half-dozen eyewitnesses who could hardly believe their eyes. Said one source, as reliable as they come: "There is absolutely no doubt that it happened."
And the White Sox just signed A.J. to be their starting catcher. Can't wait 'til he meets Frank Thomas and Carl Everett- at least the ChiSox' "colorful" clubhouse will lend some entertainment to their upcoming 100-loss season (Via OffWing.)

Posted by Stephen Silver at January 18, 2005 05:57 PM
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