Sports memorabilia has a way of making the calmest fans geek out. And A.J. Pierzynski has a way of triggering the White Sox fan-base. Especially with his Backstreet-Boys hair.
The White Sox and Chicago White Sox Charities will be selling Pierzynski bobblehead dolls at home games beginning Friday, July 13 and online.
Pierzynski is set in the 2008 “Blackout Game” with Guy Fieri, platinum cabbage. Pierzynski had this to say about the 2008 A.L. tiebreaker.
“We hadn’t been there for a few years and the White Sox haven’t been back since,’’ Pierzynski said.
Each doll includes a limited-edition certificate and costs $35 – shipping rates will apply. Sox Charities has raised over $350,000 the past five years with bobblehead fundraising campaigns as Pierzynski joins the pantheon of White-Sox legends including Bo Jackson, Paul Konerko, Jose Abreu and Hall-of-Famer Tim Raines.
“A.J. has a special place in the hearts of all White Sox fans,” said Christine O’Reilly in a press release, Chicago White Sox Charities executive director. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to celebrate one of the most beloved players in White Sox history in a fun way, while also provide fans an opportunity to support the impactful work of White Sox Charities.”
Pierzynski’s grit and fire during the 2005 season placed him among the venerated elite in White Sox history. Hawk Harrelson adored Pierzynski’s brand of baseball and now you can place the pair of Sox icons prominently in your home with commemorative bobblehead dolls.
Exclusive SoxFest 2018 talking bobblehead depicts legendary broadcaster Hawk Harrelson in iconic throwback look: pic.twitter.com/bg0lHhZmWk
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) November 6, 2017
It’s only a matter of which Harrelson bobblehead you admire the most. Trust me, there are plenty.
Pierzynski will join Harrelson in the booth on “Hawk Day,” Sept. 2 and the pair won’t disappoint.
AJ talking about his upcoming broadcast with Hawk: "I’ll set up the pins for Hawk and he can come in and knock them down. Set up all his stories. Hopefully get a tear out of him at some point during the broadcast."
— Scott Merkin (@scottmerkin) July 10, 2018
Sox Charities has awarded $2.2 million to community organizations and various agencies over the past year, and $30 million since 1990.