White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski was voted baseball's most hated player by his peers in the Men's Journal magazine. Pierzynki, who relishes the villain role, would probably like to blow a kiss to those who voted for him.
It's "plays" like this that made White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski the landslide winner in Men's Journal magazine's most-hated player poll. Pierzynski garnered 34 percent of the vote from 100 of his peers.
Beloved Yankee Alex Rodriguez finished a distant second behind Pierzynski in the most-hated category, grabbing 10 percent of the vote.
Pierzynski's former White Sox teammate Nick Swisher has elevated his profile with the Yankees. He finished third in the most-hated category with 9 percent of the vote.
Orlando Hudson of the White Sox was voted the league's biggest trash talker. He got 31 percent of the votes.
Former White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen was voted the least respected manager. The Miami skipper received a whopping 36 percent of the vote.