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A.J. Pierzynski is friends with the guys from Creed, naturally

Jan 31, 2011, 5:07 PM EDT


Joe Lemire of has a good article about the music baseball players choose to play at the ballpark as they come to the plate, which is always an interesting little glimpse into the personalities involved.

Included in Lemire’s article is this passage, which perhaps qualifies as the least surprising news of all time:

White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski is friendly with a few members of the band Creed, so he picked one of their songs, “Bullets,” last year.

If you told me to name the one baseball player most likely to be “friendly with a few members of the band Creed” it would take me less than 10 seconds to name A.J. Pierzynski. And vice versa, obviously. They are a match made in annoying heaven.

On the other hand, I’d probably peg Tim Lincecum as the player mostly likely to be friendly with Creed, the character from The Office played by Creed Bratton.

  1. phukyouk - Jan 31, 2011 at 5:11 PM

    Nick Johnson came out to Miley Cyrus last yr. the whole stadium was happy when he got injured. nuff said.

    • tomemos - Jan 31, 2011 at 6:17 PM

      “Nick Johnson came out to Miley Cyrus” is a libel suit waiting to happen.

      • phukyouk - Jan 31, 2011 at 7:56 PM

  2. Mr. Furious - Jan 31, 2011 at 5:21 PM

    After watching the Creed episode of Behind the Music and the episode of Celebrity Poker Showdown featuring Scott Stapp, I’ve come to the conclusion that Stapp is, in fact, dumber than a bag of hammers, and saying that may actually be an insult to both bags and hammers.

  3. Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Jan 31, 2011 at 5:31 PM

    “…it’s possible a man slipped in; there would be no way of knowing” -part of one of the best Creed quotes (from The Office, not the douchey band)

  4. tomemos - Jan 31, 2011 at 6:13 PM

    Wow, as soon as I saw that picture I knew it looked familiar. Turns out a photoshopped version was used for one of the all-time great Onion articles, “Bassist Unaware Rock Band Christian”:,407/

  5. andrewkw - Jan 31, 2011 at 7:40 PM

    No wonder no one (else) likes him.

  6. jasoncollette - Jan 31, 2011 at 8:57 PM

    Stapp and AJ share something else besides both being dimwits – they’re both from Orlando. Hey wait a second, I’m sensing a theme!

  7. billybeaneismyhero - Jan 31, 2011 at 9:07 PM

    Not surprising. Scott Stapp and AJ Pierzynski have long been on my top five list for biggest chotchbags.

  8. skerney - Jan 31, 2011 at 11:14 PM

    i wish Michael Barratt would punch Scott Stapp in the face.

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