CTL looks back on Pierzynski's Sox career
AJ Pierzynski told reporters on a conference call today it was really want to say that never seemed like it was go to work out same time in my disappointed. And that you've been eight years in a place you love to go back and I'd like to finish my career there. I'm looking forward to a new place. And a new challenge. Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf released a statement about Pierzynski saying in part. -- you'll forever be appreciated remember about White Sox fans the very special member of this franchise. He's earned that spot in our hearts I'd personally wish AJ your very best. But the Rangers and the rest of his career I suspect US cellular field do one ballpark for AJ Pierzynski will never be booed. He's very hard here. But. Yeah you know I think -- Jay Cutler situation because that -- one stick around with things don't work out and the chairman. Seeing seeing things you know I think it departing on good terms of you know AJ. -- -- across the World Series so I think. You can't be faulted for at this point your career wanted to go somewhere where they're gonna pay you and it wasn't or got in Chicago so you know he'll be missed but. You know locals love. Two things that I think of immediately about AJ that the fans and strike out call that wasn't the drop third strike where he he kept them alive in the World Series is huge play. And you remember when he first candidate LCI in the ALCS enter your member of the riske was because he had just totally washed out in San Francisco that all of us. Bad Mo -- surrounding him you heard about what a terrible teammates. And Erie was I mean he was one of the senior guys on this team for the white -- of the last eight years and really one of the guys who played almost every day. Didn't get hurt. Key contributor the team I mean you know you can't call any other than they're really great success for AJ and and also for Kenny Williams White Sox staff that from a. Yeah I always found to be very good to deal with that he was telling mark Gonzales when they were standing on the field in Minnesota he was getting booed and he looked -- goes. Why -- they boo me he said I didn't think how liriano Boof Bonser and Joseph Nathan for me he goes I would be sure made some really great trade you know I think that it was the. Did the familiar might it might be lost the first right now until April rolls around is. We talked a lot of White Sox pitchers throughout the season last year and on this show. And a couple of times remember a -- Chris Sale what does having AJ Becker mean Q do you just could not this whole. Or highly about AJ -- we call the game how we settle down and as far as -- we'll do that I'm not sure so that's that's no big -- for the which.
Chicago Tribune Live discusses A.J. Pierzynski's best moments with the Sox and what his departure to Texas could mean for the 2013 team and beyond - 12/26