Cubs fans still really hate A.J. Pierzynski
Subscribe for unlimited digital access.
Try one month for $1!
Subscribe for unlimited digital access. Try one month for $1!
After ruling Nick Markakis' 1st inning single as an error, Cubs P Jon Lester hasn't given up a hit through 6 innings. pic.twitter.com/OkTHwXUgjO
— 120 Sports (@120Sports) July 19, 2015
Jon Lester was cruising Saturday night against the Atlanta Braves. The Cubs pitcher, thanks in part to a stat correction, had a no-hitter going into the eighth inning.
Then A.J. Pierzynski happened…
UPDATE: A.J. Pierzynski breaks up Jon Lester's no-hit bid with single in 8th inning.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 19, 2015
The man who many Cubs fans would rate at or near the top of their most hated players in the game list broke up the no-hitter with a single into the outfield. If that weren’t enough to boil the blood of Cubs fans, the camera caught Pierzynski saying “not on my ******* watch” while standing on first base.
— #OhHeelYeah (@TarN8tion) July 19, 2015
Leave it to Cub killer Pierzynski to break up Lester's nono, can't stand that guy!
— Elayne Fleck (@ElayneFleck) July 19, 2015
More proof today that AJ Pierzynski is a bad person that hates fun things
— Daniel Farmer (@ChalupasOnFleek) July 19, 2015
More than nine years ago Pierzynski first drew the ire of Cubs fans. Then with the White Sox, he was in the middle of the infamous brawl between the two teams when Cubs catcher Michael Barrett punched Pierzynski in the face. The fight has left a Cubs fans angry ever since, and many still haven’t forgiven Pierzynski.
BREAKING: AJ Pierzynski is still a terrible human being.
— Jennifer (@interjention) July 19, 2015
@RealMikeWilbon You have to drill Pierzynski for that in his next, AB, right? Classless. Baseball self-polices. He needs to get plunked.
— Colby Cuppernull (@cuppernull) July 19, 2015
— Jordan Hall (@RealJordanHall) July 19, 2015
I hate Pierzynski more than I ever did
— Marty Joseph (@martyj191) July 19, 2015
If AJ Pierzynski was a restaurant, he would be Denny's #NoClass
— D A N (@dannielsen00) July 19, 2015
I hate Pierzynski https://t.co/c8ZhrwrhyD
— Shannon Tucknies (@ShannonTucknies) July 19, 2015
.@Cubs why did it have to be A.J. Pierzynski!!! Anyone but him!!!
— Rafael Barraza Jr. (@chibearfan74_jr) July 19, 2015
That's why no one likes A.J. Pierzynski
— Joey Del Angel (@joeydelangel) July 19, 2015
Lester would be pulled a few batters after Pierzynski’s hit, but no harm was done. The Cubs got out of the eighth inning and went on to win 4-0.