There are a lot of sports writers out there that go after athletes who aren't exactly performing up to snuff. Bloggers do this too, of course. But the most vicious stuff I've seen usually comes from sports writers, who say things like "he couldn't guard me and I'm 57!"
Well, at least one athlete had the chance to get even with a writer, and it was on the field.
39-year-old Chicago Sun-Times sports writer Joe Cowley, who lambasted Chicago White Sox catcher
Obviously Cowley knows a lot about baseball, seeing as he cost Jeter the 2006 MVP by putting him 6th on his ballot (and somehow putting AJ at 10. What the hell?).
It's a long video, but well worth your time - and you may or may not be surprised. Yes, quite a tease, I know.
By the way, I'm aware that pretty much everyone on earth knows Pierzynski is a complete jackass, but this video confirms it on so many levels it's ridiculous. I definitely hope Cowley goes after him this year in the Times, just so we could see them in some other insane contest - like who can throw the hardest beanball.