At least Pujols can afford a nice TV.
Picture 2011 Was a Long Time Ago
Pujols, Tulowitzki and Lincecum? Those guys are the worst baseball players EVER.
"None of this would've been possible without God at my side, but I truly have to thank Albert Pujols for setting such an inspirational example," said Hamilton in a postgame press conference. "Tonight goes out to you, Albert. We miss you."
Leading the league with 14 long balls, Hamilton has been exacting an uncanny Pujols impression in the first month of the season. His astonishingly quick swing, delivered with brutal precision, is a ghostly reminder of Pujols' storied career with the St. Louis Cardinals, where he established himself as the most feared hitter of his generation.
"I know he's not with us anymore, but I can't shake the feeling that Albert was helping me tonight," said Hamilton. "I'd like to think his spirit lives through my bat."
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Cardinals fans aren't supposed to use this kind of language. Disappointing.
Maybe if the Angels got David Freese.
"What a dick," read a statement from the Cardinals in its entirety.
Pujols was drafted in the 13th Round of the 1999 Draft by the Cardinals and became a St. Louis fixture both on and off the field in 2001. He was known and loved in the community as much for his charity work as for his tape-measure home runs.
"Fk that guy," said St. Louis mayor Francis Slay.
Pujols on Thursday agreed to a 10-year, $254 million with the Anaheim Angels, ending his 11-year career with the Cardinals.
"I hope his plane explodes flying out there," said new Cardinals manager Mike Matheny.
"You can't say enough about Albert Pujols," said Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa. "Two hits in consecutive at-bats in the World Series? It's select company. There can't be more than 900 or so players who have done that. And when you consider there are more than 7 billion people in the world? Exclusive."
The Elias Sports Bureau did not report the exact number of players who have had back-to-back hits in the World Series "this is even too stupid and boring for us to research, which is a new first," said a spokesman but did confirm that Pujols tied the record. "Of course, dumbass," said the Elias spokesman. "How could anyone do better?"
He is a diehard. And unemployable.