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cardsfan73 06-04-2017 02:54 AM

Pujols 600 Home runs!
Congrats Albert! I am glad I got to see the vast majority of them while he was in a Cardinals uniform. The first 11 years of his career were something special. He is one of the best hitters (if not the best) that I have ever seen play the game. I think you can throw him in the conversation as the best first baseman ever.

ALR-bishop 06-04-2017 09:00 AM

Was sorry to see him go, but glad he rejected their last offer and took the long term contract with the Angels. It allowed the Cards to be more competitive than the Angels in subsequent years. Albert has not been back to the WS since he left St Louis and the Cards have.

Still, am glad to see him do well and he seems healthier this year too. I think he has a 10 year service contract with the Angels after his 10 year player deal.

So, when he goe into the Hall, what logo ?

cardsfan73 06-04-2017 10:34 AM

Oh I agree, I am glad we didn't resign him. It would have hurt the team more than it helped us in the long run.

I am pretty sure he has to go in as a Cardinal. The best years were spent here in St. Louis and he won a World series here.

HRBAKER 06-04-2017 10:46 AM

2 - World Series titles in St. Louis, I doubt he will sniff one in LA.
Great move by the Cards not to hamstring themselves with the type of contract he would have insisted upon. Don't know how bitter he was/is about that. Whether he chooses to go in as a Cardinal or not makes no difference - the best years of his career were in St. Louis by far.

3000 hits is next and then let's see if he can get to 700.
That's a very small club with 700 HRs and 3000 hits.

cardsfan73 06-04-2017 11:46 AM

I would rather see him retire with a career batting average over .300 than hang around for 700 home runs.

Hell he could retire right now and he is a sure fire Hall Of Fame.

cardsfan73 06-04-2017 11:46 AM

double post

ALR-bishop 06-04-2017 12:24 PM

Hope he is not bitter, the Cardinals did offer him a huge contract and he would have been treated Musial like for life in St Louis had he stayed. But I think the front office sighed in relief when he went west.

Does he live in LA ? Does he still have a Foundation based in St Louis ?

I think I heard his wife may have been a prime mover in the change

cardsfan73 06-04-2017 01:33 PM

He still has a home in St. Louis County (Wildwood) and is still very involved with his foundation here.

Sure there were times were he could be a little grumpy with the media, but over all he is a great guy. He has done & continues to do so much charity work here.

I used to work in West County and his wife frequented the place of my employment at the time. Very nice & unassuming lady. Never once saw the "do you know who my husband is" attitude.

According to this 2016 article on Fox Sports he has no bitterness towards St. Louis or the Cardinals.

HRBAKER 06-04-2017 04:35 PM

I would hope some one would not be bitter bc you refused to pay them 24 mil a year.

Snapolit1 06-04-2017 04:45 PM

He gets almost as much hype as a Yankee catcher who played well for 8 weeks last year.

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