Fan Scoops Braves Signing of AJ Pierzynski

By Phil Cantor
Dec. 24, 2014

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No really, the headline really happened. Let us explain.

The Atlanta Braves, in the market for a veteran backup catcher apparently signed long time backstop A.J Pierzynski sometime Wednesday afternoon.

They were not yet prepared to announce the one-year deal pending a physical.

But--

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez was apparently told about the signing while at a Honey Baked Ham store. (really) And he was talking to someone from the front office about it on his phone while online.

After finishing the conversation, the fan in front of him asked if it was true, the Braves had signed Pierzynski.

Fredi confirmed it. The man told his son Aaron Lusford who immediately began tweeting baseball writers.

Source: @braves and AJ pierzynski agree to deal. No details. Check it @Buster_ESPN @Ken_Rosenthal @jcrasnick @jessespector not kidding

— Aaron Lunsford (@darrenstains) December 24, 2014

Yes, this really happened.