Survey: Pierzynski, A-Rod, Swisher most hated
No, Stony Brook didn't get to vote in this one.
A recent Men's Journal survey of 100 baseball players lists A.J. Pierzynski as the most hated player in the game, commanding 34 percent of the vote. This bit of bad news for Pierzynski comes a day after he seemed to make some disparaging comments about the Stony Brook University baseball program.
Rounding out the top three are a pair of Yankees: Alex Rodriguez (10 percent) and Nick Swisher (nine percent).
New York also came in third (12 percent) for most obnoxious fans.
Some other survey categories (as reported by CBS Chicago):
Which city has the best groupies?
1. Chicago, 27%
2. Scottsdale, AZ (spring training), 13%
3. Toronto, 9%
Who is the least respected manager?
1. Ozzie Guillen (Marlins), 36%
2. Bobby Valentine (Red Sox), 14%
3. Manny Acta (Indians), 5%
Which team would you least like to play for?
1. Athletics, 19%
2. Blue Jays, 10%
3. Royals, 9%
Who is the biggest trash talker?
1. Orlando Hudson (White Sox), 31%
2. Nyjer Morgan, (Brewers), 17%
3. Chris Carpenter (Cardinals), 14%
Which city has the most obnoxious fans?
1. Philadelphia, 36%
2. San Francisco, 22%
3. New York, 12%