Last Night?s MLB Brawl At Turning Point

TNA issued the following press release regarding last night s MLB Brawl at Turning Point:

Baseball Greats Brawl At TNA Wrestling Show

Major League Baseball 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, Pierzynski s pal Dale Torborg, the strength and conditioning coach for the Chicago White Sox and the son of former major leaguer Jeff Torborg, slugged Eckstein s brother, Rick, a minor league coach.

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 didn t, Pierzynski said. It was a little disappointing. We got a little jealous, so we took out our frustration on them.

Torborg and Pierzynski tore up Eckstein s new inspirational children s book, Have Heart, which led to the pull-apart.

As a kid, I always enjoyed wrestling. All that went down, wow, that was unbelievable. Things got a bit heated with A.J., Eckstein said. When you step into the ring, you 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.

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