The engaging backstop sat down with ABC7's Rafer Weigel for a chat.
"I still had a great run," Pierzynski said. "From day one. I just loved Chicago. I love everything about it, the energy, the people, the city. I live in the city. I have a house in the city. I like being around, walking around outside, and feeling the vibe. It is awesome.
Weigel: "Do they like you as much as on the North Side?"
Pierzynski: "Most are pretty harmless. Most will come up and say, 'Hey, I am a Cubs man, but I appreciate the way you go about your business.' I appreciate the way they are and how passionate they are for their team."
Weigel: Would a career in broadcasting be in your future?
Pierzynski: "Are you quitting? We can just switch, if you want. In Chicago, it is a possibility. I learned so much about how a baseball game gets put on the television. I have so much more respect now for the announcers and the producers and the directors, and what it takes to put a baseball game on. I am amazed at all of the work it takes to just do that."
Weigel: "What's harder, playing nine innings or talking for two and half hours?"
Pierzynski: "Two and half hours, you run out of stuff to talk about?There's only so much weather and match-ups you can talk about before you literally start going a little bit crazy. You literally run out of things to talk about."
Weigel: "Your first year with the White Sox, you won a title. Is that a tough act to follow?"
Pierzynski: "It is tough to do consecutive years. Going back to back, it is very hard. It is not like the NBA, the NFL. where a lot of teams make the playoffs. It is a hard grind just to get to the playoffs, and when you do, you enjoy it and savor it. Especially in a place like Chicago. It is something that no one can ever take away. A World Series. We did it, and we are the only people that can say that right now."