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¡Se acabó la votación y el ganador es el receptor de los Medias Blancas!I'd like to

Well apparently, having cute blonde girls parade around the top of the dugout with your marketing slogan all over their shirts will be a boon to your enterprise. The ChiSox pulled it off, getting enough votes to send everybody’s favorite punching-bag, A.J. Pierzynski to the All-Star Game.

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With a sly marketing move, the White Sox are trying to replicate the success they had last year in getting Scott Podsednik to the All-Star game by rallying their fan base to vote in the millions. This time around, they are using wit instead of good ol’ fashioned barn storming. Their slogan? In an ode to Cubs catcher Michael Barrett, they want you to “Punch AJ.

Of course, many disgruntled majorleaguers would probably oblige the request, but the marketing office in Chi-town’s southside simply wants you to vote him on the All-Star Roster.

And sell some t-shirts while they’re at it.

4 Responses to “Go ahead, punch him!”

  1. Nick Kapur says:

    There is no Master Plan. I’ve become convinced of late that there is a secret conspiracy whereby any GM who gets fired, no matter how bat his record was, is guaranteed a front office job with another team or a broadcasting deal with ESPN.

    It was the Red Sox’s turn to take in someone’s reject, and they got stuck with Baird.

  2. Coley Ward says:

    Nick, I agree. When I was at spring training this past March, I ran into former Phillies GM Ed Wade, who was at a Mets-Nats game, scouting for the Padres.

  3. Give Baird the OK from Mr. Glass to spend dollars in order to keep Damon, Dye, Beltran & others & you know what your result would be? Consistent pennant races in KC, not empty seats & straining to discover bargains amongst MLB’s cut lists. Baird, commonly regarded as one of the nicest guys in baseball, will be an asset to Boston & GM Epstein.

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