Former White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski calls ESPN ignoring of championship team a joke. Top prospect disagrees with girlfriends parents.
A.J. Pierzynski, who played with the 2005 World Series Champion Chicago White Sox wasn’t happy about ESPN ignoring the team again this past week. With ESPN ignoring the fact that the 2005 White Sox went 11-1 in the postseason, Pierzynski called it a joke that it happened.
The former White Sox catcher took issue with ESPN ignoring one of the more dominant postseason teams in recent history. Pierzynski who currently works as a broadcaster for Fox Sports stated everyone just forgets that the White Sox were in the playoffs in 2005 and won the World Series that year.
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