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San Francisco Giants: A.J. Pierzynski and the fanbase’s 5 most hated active players

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Aug 3, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski (15) and San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) react after Pierzynski

A.J. Pierzynski looked like he was headed toward retirement after a lackluster 2014, but he’s stuck around long enough to stick it to his old team one more time. More than a decade after his unceremonious departure from the San Francisco Giants, the catcher did this:

The Braves would go on to win the game, 9-8, in extras. On the night, A.J. had four hits, each of them a painful jab at the Orange and Black faithful.

But while Pierzynski’s done a lot to draw the ire of the Giants fans over the years, is he their most hated opposing player? Five to 10 years ago, I would have said absolutely. Now, I’m not so sure.

Read on to find out where A.J. ranks in 2015’s most-hated active players list, and who the fanbase’s other MHPs are at present.

Spoiler alert: Yes, there will be Dodgers. 

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