A.J. Pierzynski might be gone now, but there is a good chance he one day will be as visible around U.S. Cellular Field as much any player that ever put on a Chicago White Sox uniform.
Sizing up the chances that Pierzynski one day receives a statue on the outfield concourse, the veteran could actually find himself frozen in time inside the ballpark. That honor would go along with his dominating presence in front of Gate 4 atop the 2005 World Series sculpture.
A high-ranking White Sox official, who was contacted about Pierzynski’s chances of possibly receiving a statue, didn’t say one is in the works at the moment, but didn’t deny that it could eventually happen either.
In fact, Pierzynski, Mark Buehrle and Paul Konerko all stand a solid chance of receiving the honor that was last given to Frank Thomas in 2011. Another future candidate, especially since he has recently returned, is manager Robin Ventura. And don’t count out the chances of Ozzie Guillen getting one too at some point in the future.
Current or former White Sox personnel who have statues are Charles Comiskey, Minnie Minoso, Carlton Fisk, Luis Aparicio, Nellie Fox, Billy Pierce and Harold Baines.
Posted: January 24, 2013 at 12:41 PM | 18 comment(s)
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