Chicago White Sox: Three alumni who could end up coaching them

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Chicago White Sox AJ Pierzynski
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A.J. Pierzynski

As far as a personality, not many players in Chicago White Sox history are more notable than A. J. Pierzynski. He was the team’s catcher for eight years. In year one with the club, they won the World Series and he was one of the biggest parts of it all. He was loud, personable, and one of those guys who you hate if he is not on your team.

One thing that was so clear, is that he knows the game of baseball as well as anyone. He used his brain to think the game in ways that not many can. Taking a chance on the dropped third strike against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim ended up helping the White Sox win that game. Things like that are why he would fit as a manager in Major League Baseball.

Catchers, a lot of the time, turn out to be good managers in baseball. It makes sense because of the brains needed to play the position. Pierzynski has tried his hand in analysis and has done a great job. He clearly knows the game and could be a great pick to be the team’s manager one day not too far down the line. Even if it wasn’t for the White Sox, A.J. could absolutely be a manager for anyone in baseball.

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