A.J. Pierzynski doesn’t seem thrilled about the ‘The Club’:
“Apparently it’s great for the organization,” catcher A.J. Pierzynski said of the series that began Sunday night. “They’re really proud of it, but I’m not going to put my TiVo on and make sure I watch it. I know about it. I know there have been cameras everywhere.”
Unlike Major League Baseball-produced series on the Diamondbacks in 2002 and the Phillies’ bullpen in 2009, players aren’t the focus. “So it is what it is,” Pierzynski said. “It’s part of the game, and I hope it helps the organization and (Chairman) Jerry Reinsdorf. But other than that, I’m not going to sit down and watch it.”
Gordon Beckham too:
“I probably don’t want to watch,” he said. “I’m probably on there a lot, probably being talked about how bad I was playing. I really don’t have much desire to watch it, and I’m sure we’ll hear about it if something does come out.”
BTW, Reifert says CSN will air ‘The Club’ locally (Chicago).
Collop has a 79 K / 18 BB ratio in 98.2 innings.
Adam Kilgore @ WP twitter:
For what it’s worth, the White Sox, a team linked to Adam Dunn trade rumors, have had a scout here in Florida all series watching the Nats.
Patricka has a 28 K / 4 BB ratio, a 1.08 WHIP, a 67 GB% ratio, and a 2.25 FIP in 23.0 innings. Here’s hope he keeps that going.
B-R: White Sox pitching prospects sorted by K/BB ratio. You can sort the table by any attribute you want by clicking on the attribute’s title (top row).
A solo HR in the 6th inning against Anaheim starter Joe Saunders.
Video: http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=10009365 (0:43)
The HR was hit on a 84 mph changeup, on a 1-2 count:
Joe offers his opinion on the ‘The Club’:
Look, I enjoyed the first show. The chairman is a scene-stealer. The Sergio Santos stuff is priceless. But let’s not pass this off as must-see reality TV. It’s more like the MLB Network saying this is the reality we want you to see.
You mean there is must-see reality TV?