Albert Pujols Shows his True Colors

Nothing like a good slap of reality to the face.  Albert Pujols is just another example of how there is no loyalty in sports anymore.  Albert (bleeping) Pujols an Angel, unbelievable.  Hey Albert, why don’t you give Lebron a call and ask him how that worked out for him last year, when he took his game to South Beach.   I’m sure all the fans in Los Angeles are doing cartwheels right now and rightfully so.  They just signed the best player in baseball.  Will you still think that when you have a 41 year old DH making 26 million/year?  I don’t have a problem with the Angels for going after him; the problem lies with how Pujols walked away from his team, his teammates and his charities. 

Some players are meant to be with one organization for his career, Cal Ripken, Tony Gwynn, Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter to name a few.  Baseball fans around the world were looking forward to the day Pujols broke all of the home run records and show poor Hank Aaron that not everyone needs to be on steroids while doing it.  But, I expected to see Pujols round those bases that historic moment in a St Louis Cardinals uniform.  This is going to be like Carlton Fisk.  Fisk played more years and more games wearing a Chicago White Sox uniform, but everyone to this day considers him a Red Sox.  Pujols will always be recognized as a Cardinal, regardless what he does in Los Angeles.  This truly is a sad time for baseball when an icon abandons his team. 

Why did Pujols leave St Louis?  Because, he is just another greedy egotistical human being, who only cares about the almighty buck.  It’s not like St Louis offered him nothing.  Whats wrong with $220 million over 10 years?  This from a team that has made him a future Hall Of Famer and won him two World Championships.  All we ever heard or read about Pujols is what a great person he is, 60 Minutes even did a piece on Pujols last year boasting how he helps under privileged children, one of the few good men in sports.  Yet, he turned his back on his loyal fans to play in the city of Angels.  St Louis wanted him back and gave him the best possible offer they could have given.  Sometimes even your best is not good enough when dealing with a Superstar.

I wonder how long it will take before St Louis starts burning your jersey like Cleveland burned Lebrons?

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Topics: Albert Pujols, Cal Ripken, Carlton Fisk, Derek Jeter, Hank Aaron, Lebron James, Los Angeles Angels, Mariano Rivera, St. Louis Cardinals, Tony Gwynn

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  • Dorkdikkens

    Wow such hatred toward someone that just led your team to a surprising World Series victory. At least you guys won the series. The Cavs lost LeBron before winning any titles.

  • Dorkdikkens

    Wow such hatred toward someone that just led your team to a surprising World Series victory. At least you guys won the series. The Cavs lost LeBron before winning any titles.

  • Rmeegs

    Dorkdikkens, you’re confusing disappointment for anger. I’m not angry at all. Do you not agree that Pujols should have played his entire career in a Cardinals uniform?

    As far as your “we” comment. “we” didn’t win anything this year. In fact this “we” didn’t even make the playoffs. I didn’t even root for the Cardinals in the World Series, I wanted Texas to win.

    Pujols let dollar signs cloud his vision and for that he is going to lose respect with all St Louis fans and rightfully so.

  • Dorkdikkens

    @Rmeegs To be totally honest I’m a Cubs fan and I knew that Pujols wouldn’t be going to Chicago for any reasonable amount. And now I’m glad he didn’t go to the Cubs. No one athlete is worth that amount of money. To me it isn’t justifiable.

    I’m not disappointed. I don’t put professional athletes on pedestals. Why should he be any different than the rest of humanity. That’s just how the world functions. I expected it.

    The days where “legends to be” played their whole careers for the same organisation without busting the bank ended long ago. I think what you describe is good. I just don’t think that it’s going to happen in this day and age.

    I do agree that he traded his legacy for a pot of gold and with that the adoration of the St. Louis fans.

    In my opinion he should’ve been satisfied with 60 million and 10 yrs. and stayed in St. Louis.

  • Rmeegs

    Dorkdikkens, you’re confusing disappointment for anger. I’m not angry at all. Do you not agree that Pujols should have played his entire career in a Cardinals uniform?

    As far as your “we” comment. “we” didn’t win anything this year. In fact this “we” didn’t even make the playoffs. I didn’t even root for the Cardinals in the World Series, I wanted Texas to win.

    Pujols let dollar signs cloud his vision and for that he is going to lose respect with all St Louis fans and rightfully so.

  • Rmeegs

    Well said Dorkdikkens, he isn’t worth the money. The angels could have had Beltre and Crawford for less money than they are paying Pujols.

    Does anyone thing that Pujouls is worth $100 million more than Adrian Gonzalez? Certainly not me

  • Dorkdikkens

    @Rmeegs To be totally honest I’m a Cubs fan and I knew that Pujols wouldn’t be going to Chicago for any reasonable amount. And now I’m glad he didn’t go to the Cubs. No one athlete is worth that amount of money. To me it isn’t justifiable.

    I’m not disappointed. I don’t put professional athletes on pedestals. Why should he be any different than the rest of humanity. That’s just how the world functions. I expected it.

    The days where “legends to be” played their whole careers for the same organisation without busting the bank ended long ago. I think what you describe is good. I just don’t think that it’s going to happen in this day and age.

    I do agree that he traded his legacy for a pot of gold and with that the adoration of the St. Louis fans.

    In my opinion he should’ve been satisfied with 60 million and 10 yrs. and stayed in St. Louis.

  • Rmeegs

    Well said Dorkdikkens, he isn’t worth the money. The angels could have had Beltre and Crawford for less money than they are paying Pujols.

    Does anyone thing that Pujouls is worth $100 million more than Adrian Gonzalez? Certainly not me

  • CowboyRoy

    What a ridiculously stupid article. First, Jeter and Rivera got paid, and well. Ripken was locked up before free agency. Second, Pujols’ personal funding to his St. Louis charities is still running at full. It’s the selfrighteous fools that think someone should take less than full market value to save a billionaire owner some money that have turned on Pujols and his charities. Hate all you want. Pujols will be remembered as one of the greatest baseball players and one of the most generous to have ever lived.

  • CowboyRoy

    @Dorkdikkens@Rmeegs Pujols legacy will only be tarnished to the casual fan that thinks no one should be paid to play a game. The Cards are in the top five in attendance, average ticket prices, and concession cost every year yet pretend to be some cash strapped businessmen that earn their real money by hauling corn in their personal beat up pickup trucks to confuse the average Missouri fan. The only reason the old timers stayed on their team is because there wasn’t the same free agency we have today. They were stuck.

  • CowboyRoy

    @Rmeegs Pujols doesn’t strike out like A Gon and let’s wait another year before we declare him a 350 hitter. Also Beltre is overrated, at least 8 years out of ten.

  • CowboyRoy

    What a ridiculously stupid article. First, Jeter and Rivera got paid, and well. Ripken was locked up before free agency. Second, Pujols’ personal funding to his St. Louis charities is still running at full. It’s the selfrighteous fools that think someone should take less than full market value to save a billionaire owner some money that have turned on Pujols and his charities. Hate all you want. Pujols will be remembered as one of the greatest baseball players and one of the most generous to have ever lived.

  • CowboyRoy

    @Dorkdikkens@Rmeegs Pujols legacy will only be tarnished to the casual fan that thinks no one should be paid to play a game. The Cards are in the top five in attendance, average ticket prices, and concession cost every year yet pretend to be some cash strapped businessmen that earn their real money by hauling corn in their personal beat up pickup trucks to confuse the average Missouri fan. The only reason the old timers stayed on their team is because there wasn’t the same free agency we have today. They were stuck.

  • CowboyRoy

    @Rmeegs Pujols doesn’t strike out like A Gon and let’s wait another year before we declare him a 350 hitter. Also Beltre is overrated, at least 8 years out of ten.