An angry A.J. is better, anyway

July 05, 2012|By Bag Boy | For RedEye

Stay hurt,A.J. Pierzynski. Stay angry. We need you like that.

It's going to be fun on the South Side. I was there to watch the Sox club the Rangers 19-2. I was concerned they would run out of fireworks.

Thank God Ron Washington snubbed A.J. for an All-Star spot. Spend the second half making everyone pay, because here's the real deal with the White Sox: Nobody really likes you, and nobody really cares about you.

And I mean that in the best way possible. They've always had to work really hard for our affection. Their ballpark is quite nice, just not bubbly cute like the one to the North. Uniforms are solid, they have a title, but the best part is they have that chip. And now Kevin Youkilis is here, and he also has a chip. So thanks for the player and the chip, Boston.

And Jake Peavy. Sorry, bud, I hope you don't get in with fan voting. I'd rather have you angry and hurt like A.J.

This is all part of my master plan for when the Sox face off against the Rangers again in the postseason.

Oh, we won't have forgotten by then, Yu Darvish and the country of Japan.

So represent us well, Chris Sale, Paul Konerko and Adam Dunn. All deserved it. And do what you can to win it—we may need the home field come World Series time.

And remember, A.J., it could be worse. You could be on the Cubs, who have no all-stars except Bryan LaHair, who may even start at a position he doesn't play anymore! And of course, Starlin Castro.

Hey, since he's an All-Star, now would be the time to trade Castro. Just thinking.

I'm also just thinking I wouldn't want to be Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman right now.

Improve the team, they say. So he goes after Martin Brodeur (so the goaltending isn't that good? Hmmm), Zach Parise and Ryan Suter. And he comes up 0-for-3. Double ouch: Dudes, you're losing out to Minnesota for two of these guys.

I guess Chicago isn't quite a destination anymore.

Bag Boy is a RedEye special contributor.

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