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Albert Pujols introduced in Anaheim

Posted on: December 10, 2011 4:48 pm
 
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Considering Andy Messersmith signed with the Braves less than six months after I was born, it shouldn't be a shock to me to see players change uniforms, but I honestly thought I'd ever see Albert Pujols in anything but a Cardinals uniform.

While last week the news came that he was changing teams, it was still weird to see him at the Angels' pep rally on Saturday wearing a red hat with just one letter, instead of three.

Here are a couple of photos from the Angels' press conference introducing Pujols and C.J. Wilson on Saturday:

Albert Pujols

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Comments

Since: Jan 5, 2009
Posted on: December 12, 2011 6:57 pm
 

Albert Pujols introduced in Anaheim

Albert Sucks--Another Lebron James wannabe.



Since: Jul 11, 2007
Posted on: December 12, 2011 4:29 pm
 

Albert Pujols introduced in Anaheim

Of course I mean "there".  Just making a quick misteak as Rosecrans always does.



Since: Sep 30, 2007
Posted on: December 12, 2011 3:27 pm
 

Albert Pujols introduced in Anaheim

i just hope the current trend in nickname methodology doesn't hit him...   i'm sure he doesn't want to be called 'A-Jols'...   think he'd even take 'A-Pu' over the first nickname...



Since: Sep 30, 2007
Posted on: December 12, 2011 3:25 pm
 

Albert Pujols introduced in Anaheim

as much i'd like to see players stay with one team, i think this was a smart move for Pujols.  Angels have a much better future than the Cards and have more $$$ to spend on the whole roster, where as signing Pujols would've meant he would've seen alot of good teammates leave/traded due to financial reasons, whether it's this season or the next few years...



Since: Feb 9, 2007
Posted on: December 12, 2011 3:14 pm
 

Albert Pujols introduced in Anaheim

It's easy to complain about Pujols "taking the money", and all this malarkey about loyalty. Sure, easy to say when it's not YOUR money. Maybe you say, well, he's already rich - why does he need more? Well, that's just pure BS. This is all on the Cards for not getting Pujols under contract before the 2011 season began - where was their loyalty to the most important player in their organization? Pujols stayed with the Cards for 10 years, a number of which he was not being paid top wages like many other big names in baseball. He played, he never complained, he put up arguably the best numbers in his first 10 years of any player in modern baseball history, he was a goodwill spokesman for the game and a great contributor to the local community. But, his chance came, and he took it. Get over it - that's the way baseball, and all other sports, works these days. For me, I say congratulations on hitting the jackpot! I hope he has another 10 years of success in Los Angeles.



Since: Dec 12, 2011
Posted on: December 12, 2011 3:07 pm
 

Albert Pujols introduced in Anaheim

WVU, i hope you have a good attorney, your gonna need it after the Pujols Foundation sues you for defamation....
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his stupid comment was "I hope the truth comes out about this guy too. He is also using...no doubt about it"

TELL US MORON, who they hell are you to spew lies on a public message board????



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: December 12, 2011 2:15 pm
 

Albert Pujols introduced in Anaheim

I hope the truth comes out about this guy too. He is also using...no doubt about it.



Since: Nov 11, 2007
Posted on: December 12, 2011 12:17 pm
 

Albert Pujols introduced in Anaheim

Obviously nice choice for Pujols (he took the largest amount of money) nevertheless a 41 year-old earning more than 30 million in his final year does not sound too smart for the hallos. We'll see over the years. 
I don't know, with the way salaries are escalating, $30 mil for a 41 year old slugger may be a bargain.



Since: Dec 11, 2011
Posted on: December 11, 2011 7:34 pm
 

Albert Pujols introduced in Anaheim

Obviously nice choice for Pujols (he took the largest amount of money) nevertheless a 41 year-old earning more than 30 million in his final year does not sound too smart for the hallos. We'll see over the years. 

I would have liked to see Albert wearing the Cubs uniform but at least He did not pick the Yankees.

Go Bo sox!! 



Since: Dec 11, 2011
Posted on: December 11, 2011 5:52 pm
 

Albert Pujols introduced in Anaheim

I'm just glad he finally got it overwith.  The Cards will be just fine!


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