AJ Pierzynski might be having his best season ever for the Chicago White Sox. However, that does not mean that many players like it. In a vote that is not shocking at all, Pierznyski was voted the most hated player in all of baseball.
Who is the most hated player?
1. A.J. Pierzynski (White Sox), 34%
2. Alex Rodriguez (Yankees), 10%
3. Nick Swisher (Yankees), 9%
Poor Pierzynski. You love him if he is on your team (as long as he isn’t having idiotic at bats) but everyone hates him if you play against him. You need some guys like that on your team. Baseball is as much a mental sport as it is a physical sport. If you have a player on your team that can mess with the heads of the other team, that is all the better.
Honestly, I think that Pierzynski will win this award until he retires from baseball. He just rubs players and fans the wrong way. As a White Sox fan, I honestly do not mind it. If he can keep up his play, the entire country can hate him for all I care. He does not let it bother him, so it does not matter at all to him.
Opposing players hate him because he can get under their skin. I personally would hate to have to try to have a good at-bat while AJ is behind the plate. I am surprised no one has turned around and drilled him with the bat by now.