There have been a slew of MLB players that have experienced run-ins with the law during spring training this season. Luckily for White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski, he can look back on his experience and laugh.
According to ESPN.com, Pierzynski was pulled over in full uniform on Wednesday while driving to Chicago's road matchup against the Cincinnati Reds in Goodyear, Ariz. The catcher said he was on the freeway for just one exit, but was quickly pulled over and ticketed for driving 10 miles over the speed limit.
"I've never been pulled over in my uniform and given a ticket," Pierzynski said. "Full uni … it was interesting. So I loved it when he said, 'Oh, you play for the White Sox?' I said, 'How did you guess? Figure it out?'"
It was Pierzynski's sarcasm that reportedly earned him the ticket instead of a mere warning, but the catcher says he has no problem paying the fine — as long as he can figure out how to do so.
"He never portrayed that I had any chance of getting out of it, so I didn't even try," Pierzynski said. "I just knew I was in trouble. Oh, well, what can you do? I'll get to pay whatever the fine is, if I figure out how to do it because it's harder than reading War and Peace to figure out how to pay a ticket."
The news of Pierzynski's ticket spread like wildfire throughout the White Sox' clubhouse once he finally arrived, and manager Ozzie Guillen was the first to report the incident on Twitter.
In addition to learning how to actually pay a speeding ticket, Pierzynski also faces another problem, as the police officer forgot to return his proof of insurance card.
"He took it," Pierzynski said. "So if [you're] out there, I need my insurance card."
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