A.J. PIERZYNSKI, introduced as the Braves’ latest acquisition yesterday. He was in typical form. This is what he had to say:
“I’ll do whatever it takes to help my team win,” Pierzynski said. “If you need me to fight the guy, I’ll fight the guy. I’ll do whatever it takes because I want to win the game. For three hours, I don’t care who is pitching [against my team]. Mark Buehrle is one of my good friends. But when we’re facing him, I want to kill him. Then afterwards, we’ll go out and get a beer.”
This is how he has been his entire career.