ARLINGTON, TX - JUNE 17: (L-R) A.J. Pierzynski #12 celebrates with pitcher Joe Nathan #36 of the Texas Ranger after beating the Oakland Athletics 8-7 at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on June 17, 2013 in Arlington, Texas.
Only one guy ever threatened me ... A.J. Pierzynski. He was in his last year here, and he came up to the press box after a game in a violent rage.
He’s a great guy. I’m so happy for him ... I told him he looked the same except that he throws cutters and sliders now. He used to just blow guys away.More quotes »
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A.J. Pierzynski has done a lot for the Texas Rangers in his not-even-half-season with the Rangers thus far. He's been productive, yes, even despite a rough May. But he's also brought an edge the team needed after long being known (and still, probably) as 1:53 PM from NBC Dallas-Fort Worth Read more »
That explains the collective sigh of relief once Joe Nathan got the final out Monday night, a popup by Derek Norris, preserving an 8-7 victory over the Oakland Athletics to open a four-game series between the top two teams in the American League West. “W 12:15 AM from Fort Worth Star-Telegram Read more »
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- One overriding sentiment flowed through the Rangers ' winning clubhouse after Monday's 8-7 victory over the division-leading Oakland Athletics . [+] Enlarge Jim Cowsert/USA TODAY Sports A.J. Pierzynski pointed to Nelson Cruz as the ga 6/17/13 from ESPN Read more »
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