Well, Phat Albert is at it again! With Thursday’s demonstration of power the Cardinal first baseman continued to put himself head and shoulders above everyone else in the ‘national past-time’. Pujols homered twice, drove in three runs and scored four times. Already Pujols has set records for the most times over 100 RBI’s, over 30 homers and batting over .300 at the beginning of a career.
We don’t believe that Albert will play the whole season like he has played the first tenth of the campaign, but if he did, he would finish with 60 homeruns, 210 RBIs and 180 runs scored. That would amount to the greatest offensive season by any player in the history of the game!
As great as that is, Albert’s teammates and the kids that benefit from his charitable work say he’s a better teammate, friend and supporter than he is a ballplayer. Amazing! Add it all up and Pujols is truly one of the great St. Louis treasures. While the economy is failing, AB belongs in Belgium and we regularly hear of public figures compromising their values and cheating the populace, Albert is the real deal.
I’ve included some audio with this blog from Tony La Russa, Skip Schumaker and Albert himself. Tony calls ‘number 5′ a perfect player. Schumaker calls him the best player he will ever play with and Albert simply says he attempts to trust God, love his family and concentrate on hitting.
Thanks Albert, we need to know there are still some genuine articles for us to see.