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Monday, June 22, 2009
As if my man-crush wasn’t big enoughDear lord:
After opening the third inning with a fly out, Pujols returned to the Cardinals clubhouse to review video. There he predicted to assistant hitting coach Mike Aldrete that his next at-bat would ricochet off the yet-to-open Royals Hall of Fame behind the visitors bullpen in left field. “He didn’t say he might hit the Hall of Fame. He said he would hit the Hall of Fame,” Aldrete recalled . . . When Meche finally threw the pitch, Pujols swatted it some 423 feet off a Hall of Fame window.
Screw LeBron. We are all witnesses to Albert.
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 12:39pm
A coalition of top siesmologists has petitioned MLB to avoid scheduling any interleague games between the Orioles and Cardinals for fear that the planet would be torn asunder by the epic earthquakes that would occur if Matt Wieters and Albert Pujols were ever to face off in a meaningful game. (When pressed for a definition of meaningful, the seismologists—who requested anonymity for fear of the potential repurcussions of even using the two names in the same sentence—said, “well, let’s just say there would have to be more on the line than just which league gets home field advantage in the World Series, ok?”). When asked if the petition, which was signed by thousands of the world’s leading scientists, made mention of a possible World Series match-up, the spokesperson for the seismologists—or SATCOT, for seismologists against the clash of the titans—responded, “Eh, it’s Baltimore. Get back to us in 2011.”
Posted 06/22 at 12:52 PM
Greg Simons said...
With the bases loaded this season, Pujols is now 4-for-4 with 3 HR. He might be a pretty decent little player some day.
Posted 06/22 at 01:14 PM
Splint Chesthair said...
I’ve been a faithful Pujolsian since that homer off Brad Lidge in the NLCS. Until that day, I thought a stadium having the air sucked out of it was a metaphorical cliche. That night you actually heard the whooshing and Andy Petitte mouthing the words “Oh My Gawd.” was just the cherry on top.
Posted 06/22 at 01:17 PM
Keith Law said...
Wait - *assistant* hitting coach? WTF? Is MLB going all NFL and soon we’ll have a shortstops coach and a left-handed relievers coach and a deputy assistant to the assitant hitting coach?
Posted 06/22 at 01:29 PM
I’ve stood at, or more accurately, below, the spot where that homerun hit.
It would have cleared the walkway of the old configuration and left the park. I believe only Carl Yaztrzemski has done that to LF in Kaufmann Stadium.
It was either the longest or 2nd longest ball hit at the stadium that I am aware of.
Posted 06/22 at 01:40 PM
There by the grace of Pujols goes God.
Posted 06/22 at 06:00 PM
Bill B. said...
I bet the story is embellished, but still pretty entertaining.
Posted 06/22 at 06:32 PM
Alex Poterack said...
“A coalition of top siesmologists has petitioned MLB to avoid scheduling any interleague games between the Orioles and Cardinals for fear that the planet would be torn asunder by the epic earthquakes that would occur if Matt Wieters and Albert Pujols were ever to face off in a meaningful game.”
Washington and Baltimore play every year—what happens when Matt Wieters bats against Stephen Strasburg?
Posted 06/23 at 11:01 AM
Greg Simons said...
Alex, you’ve just portended our doom. Guestimating at next year’s schedule, apparently the world will end in 355 days. Prepare yourselves.
Posted 06/23 at 11:25 AM
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