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Pierzynski Voted Most Hated Player In Baseball

A.J. Pierzynski. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

A.J. Pierzynski. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

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(WSCR) The votes are in and, not surprisingly, A.J. Pierzynski was voted the most hated player in baseball in a Men’s Journal survey of 100 Major League Baseball players.

Pierzynski grabbed 34% of the vote, with Alex Rodriguez taking 10% and Nick Swisher with 9%,

Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen was voted the least respected manager, Orlando Hudson was voted the biggest trash talker and Chicago was voted the city with the best groupies.

Survey highlights:
Who is the most hated player?
1. A.J. Pierzynski (White Sox), 34%
2. Alex Rodriguez (Yankees), 10%
3. Nick Swisher (Yankees), 9%

Which city has the best groupies?
1. Chicago, 27%
2. Scottsdale, AZ (spring training), 13%
3. Toronto, 9%

Who is the least respected manager?
1. Ozzie Guillen (Marlins), 36%
2. Bobby Valentine (Red Sox), 14%
3. Manny Acta (Indians), 5%

Which team would you least like to play for?
1. Athletics, 19%
2. Blue Jays, 10%
3. Royals, 9%

Who is the biggest trash talker?
1. Orlando Hudson (White Sox), 31%
2. Nyjer Morgan, (Brewers), 17%
3. Chris Carpenter (Cardinals), 14%

Which city has the most obnoxious fans?
1. Philadelphia, 36%
2. San Francisco, 22%
3. New York, 12%