When White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen was told about the poll, he said, "His [teammates] voted for him, too."Pierzynski voted most-likely to be beaned
May 23, 2006, 8:51 PM CDT
Okay, so which of the 750 active major-league players would you most like to see get beaned?
That's the question Sports Illustrated asked players in its current issue. It might surprise you to know the answer is NOT Barry Bonds. It's none other than White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski, who received 18 percent of the vote in the survey that 470 players answered.
The Giants left fielder was second at 14 percent, followed by Mets pitcher Pedro Martinez (6 percent) and Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (5 percent).
Pierzynski, just off an altercation with Cubs catcher Michael Barrett, who punched him in the face, drew more than 42 percent of the vote in the AL Central. He said he was unaware of the vote and had no comment.