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[LA Times](a Tribune entity)

The Angels have asked the commissioner's office to investigate the circumstances behind an umpire's alleged claim that the team has a "well-documented" problem with A.J. Pierzynski, Angel General Manager Bill Stoneman said Sunday.

In the absence of proof, Stoneman said, "We don't need people making things up."


"I would like to know where it's documented," Scioscia said.

These two play dumb better than Sean William Scott and Ashton Kutcher.

They both know full well what is going on in their locker room, as do the White Sox, MLB, the umpires, and the 35,000 thunderstick toting fans jeering Boozynski in between doing the wave and batting around beach balls.

You want proof, Bill? You need documentation, Mike? How about a February 28th article that read like this?

Asked by an Angels reporter about a Pierzynski baseball card that a teammate put on his locker, Escobar said he never was a fan of Pierzynski's.

"No way," Escobar said. "[I've] never been [a fan] since he played in Minnesota."

The Sun-Times keeps their articles online for 1 month until they are replaced at the same URL by articles from the same author, so I can't link directly to the old story, as it now points to the playboy mansion story. I've scoured the net for the last 30 minutes looking for a cached version of the story, but all I was able to find was this copy-and-paste job by a poster at Soxtalk.

Pitchers and catchers report to camp and an A.J. Pierzyski card is greeting Mr. Escobar at his locker. Escobar says "he's not a fan" of A.J.'s. A.J gets beaned in his first at-bat against Escobar. That seems pretty straightforward to me. I guess Mike and Bill are just a little slow on the uptake.

Meanwhile, Ozzie Guillen is also mad at MLB for how all beanings involving the White Sox are being handled.

"Every time something happens to my team, they warn me like I'm a headhunter," Guillen said Sunday morning. "And I'm tired of that. I'm going to tell Bob Watson (MLB's vice president of on-field operations) about it. Every time I get hit, no matter what situation, they treat me like I hit everyone every day."
The Sox do seem to have an inordinate amount of warnings issued during games in which they play. And Ozzie is correct, his teams aren't head hunters. In fact, Ozzie's teams have been hit 154 time to just 107 times for their opponents.