aj pierzynski

May 20, 2006

After barreling over fellow catcher Michael Barrett in a play he considered hard but clean, A.J. Pierzynski is surprised when the Cubs’ catcher shows his displeasure by punching him the face. The incident ignites a bench-clearing brawl between the crosstown rivals that leads to a 15-minute delay and four ejections during the White Sox’ 7-0 victory at U.S. Cellular Field.

A look back in Crosstown Classic History:

The Punch

When Pitcher Batting Goes Wrong: A Gif Story

So on Wednesday, Mark Buehrle is taking an at-bat against Ubaldo Jimenez.  All ready with a homer to his name, Buehrle decides to add “first career double” to his list of achievements:

Until he gets picked off immediately afterward:

At least he can laugh about it?

And AJ can harass him about it: