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Pierzynski issued speeding ticket while in uniform

Mar 2, 2011, 8:45 PM EDT

A.J. Pierzynski, Adam Dunn

White Sox catcher (and avid Creed lover) A.J. Pierzynski was issued a speeding ticket on Wednesday morning while on his way to the club’s spring training facility for an afternoon Cactus League game against the Reds.

Why is this interesting? Well, he was in his White Sox uniform when he was pulled over … and the 34-year-old catcher was only going 10 miles per hour over the speed limit.

Pierzynksi joked about the incident with a group of reporters on Wednesday afternoon, including Brett Ballantini of CSN Chicago:

“I’ve never been pulled over in my uniform and given a ticket,” said the catcher “Full uniform, [that] was interesting. So I loved it when he said, ‘Oh, you play for the White Sox?’ I said, ‘How did you guess?’ Figure it out.”

White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen revealed on Twitter a few hours ago that the officer failed to return Pierzynski’s insurance card after writing the speeding ticket. Maybe Craig can get it back from the Arizona troopers tomorrow morning when he’s posting bail. Or, wait, was I not supposed to mention that?

  1. crankyfrankie - Mar 2, 2011 at 8:50 PM

    I heard he was blasting Creed at very high decibels and singing along which was the real reason he was pulled over. It was not the state troopers it was the music police.

    • BC - Mar 2, 2011 at 9:12 PM

      Especially if he was driving to camp at like 6am or something with all the old folks around. We have the noise police up here too. All I know is, do not play Linkin Park at 120 decibles before 8am if you’re in northern Connecticut.

      • spindervish - Mar 3, 2011 at 10:00 AM

        You could end that sentence right after the word “Park.”

  2. cur68 - Mar 2, 2011 at 9:08 PM

    Dang. Just a speeding ticket? No mug shot then. Poop.

  3. mac614921 - Mar 2, 2011 at 9:18 PM

    “only going 10 miles per hour over the speed limit” That’s certain to get a ticket unless the cop just doesn’t feel up to giving one. I find usually 4-5 mph over the limit, you can generally get away with. Or it also could have been the uniform. Maybe the cop is a Reds fan!

    • Kevin S. - Mar 2, 2011 at 9:42 PM

      Depends where you are. On an interstate or other type of limited-access highway, you’re usually fine at 10 over (unless it’s on I-195 in Jersey – state troopers are massive douches there), but on local roads, they tend to be less forgiving.

  4. frankvzappa - Mar 2, 2011 at 9:26 PM

    liking Creed should be an offense in itself…it is certainly an offense to good cultural taste

    • BC - Mar 2, 2011 at 9:28 PM

      Agree. Some sort of national law should be passed.
      PS. Linkin Park rules.

      • dfensfelix - Mar 2, 2011 at 10:59 PM

        No. No they do not. You are wrong.

      • frankvzappa - Mar 2, 2011 at 11:38 PM

        try picking up some Frank Zappa

      • BC - Mar 3, 2011 at 10:07 AM

        Actually, Clapton is God. Or at least he was until he went sappy and started recording music that caters to 70-year-old women. Clapton mid-60’s to early 80’s ruled. The end. Period. Accept no substitutes.

  5. dfensfelix - Mar 2, 2011 at 10:57 PM

    Creed? Are you kidding? I already thought AJ was a total douche, didn’t think he could get much worse. Apparently he can. Creed licks post-workout balls.

    • Old Gator - Mar 2, 2011 at 11:34 PM

      Until you have heard “Marlins Will Soar” over massive loudspeakers, which sound much louder than usual in a stadium full of Tequesta ghosts and whose incarnate attendance consists of a few snoring brew drunks, a special ed class on their day out, and three or four security guards, like a true, long-suffering Feesh fan, you have no real reason to hate Creed.

      Be contemptuous, yes, but don’t hate.

  6. Kave Krew - Mar 2, 2011 at 11:04 PM

    the jerk store called…………………..

  7. apbaguy - Mar 3, 2011 at 12:22 AM

    Craig posting bail in AZ…for wearing hard shoes and blue jeans again?

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