From the Chicago Sun Times:
Maybe it was an accident. Maybe it was incidental. Maybe it never even happened at all, as A.J. Pierzynski said.
But I think he did it. Pierzynski threw that elbow Saturday at Yankees pitcher Shawn Chacon, who was tagging him out on a weak ground ball in the eighth inning. Pierzynski, who had flung his bat away after tapping the ball, just couldn’t admit it to himself. The White Sox, whose slump reached seven games with Saturday’s 5-0 loss to the Yankees, are in denial.
But it’s about to sink in.
“It doesn’t seem like there’s any fire,” Pierzynski said. “Maybe we need to get into a fight or something.”
The Sox are percolating, and the lid is about to blow. Orlando Hernandez threw at Yankee Alex Rodriguez for no reason, and Sox manager Ozzie Guillen went into a postgame rant. This wasn’t just another loss, but an important new chapter in their story.
Two weeks ago, when the Chisox were in New York, I thought we may see a fight. All I can say now is, if there is a brawl today, and that chirp-master Pierzynski is the spark of it, based on his comments from yesterday, he should be suspended for 20 days, at the least.