Baseball Greats Brawl At TNA Wrestling Show
Major League Baseballâ<80><99>s most hated player, A.J. Pierzynski, picked a fight with the 2006 World Series Most Valuable Player, David Eckstein.
Pierzynski on Sunday (12-10-06) in Orlando, Fla., got into a shoving match with Eckstein at a Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling pay-per-view. Also in the ring, Pierzynskiâ<80><99>s pal Dale Torborg, the strength and conditioning coach for the Chicago White Sox and the son of former major leaguer Jeff Torborg, slugged Ecksteinâ<80><99>s brother, Rick, a minor league coach.
â<80><9c>Dale and I were a little upset that they got the big entrance, yet we just got introduced from the (seats). Plus, they got the (entrance) music and we didnâ<80><99>t,â<80> Pierzynski said. â<80><9c>It was a little disappointing. We got a little jealous, so we took out our frustration on them.â<80>
Torborg and Pierzynski tore up Ecksteinâ<80><99>s new inspirational childrenâ<80><99>s book, Have Heart, which led to the pull-apart.
â<80><9c>As a kid, I always enjoyed wrestling. All that went down, wow, that was unbelievable. Things got a bit heated with A.J.,â<80> Eckstein said. â<80><9c>When you step into the ring, youâ<80><99>re stepping outside your comfort zone. I can handle playing in front of 45,000 fans, but going out in front of the TNA Wrestling fans who always want to see action, I was nervous.â<80>
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