I don't know if this had anything to do with Billy not pitching in the World Series but I remember reading that Lopez had a problem with Pierce not brushing guys off the plate. maybe he was too nice of a guy for Lopez.
Billy Pierce pitched before my time but in my 40+ years of watching baseball and meeting players I have never met a better gentlemen that Billy Pierce. Met him many times over the years at Charity and season ticket holder events and he always took the time to thoroughly and thoughtfully answer questions. He has been great with young kids too.
If Lopez had an issue with Billy it certainly wasn't about his character or discipline.
"Call your sons! Call your daughters! Call your friends! Call your neighbors! Mark Buehrle has a perfect game going into the ninth!"
Last edited by palehosepub; 12-07-2012 at 04:29 PM.