Thursday, December 8, 2011

It's a Sad Day in Baseball

For 11 years, Albert Pujols had been more than just a stellar baseball player. He had become an idea. His image of integrity, loyalty, and hard work stood out amongst the team-hopping, money hungry, disgustingly selfish world of professional athletes. He was a symbol of a bygone age when great players like Lou Gehrig were the type of man that kids could look up to as heroes. In a world populated with the likes of Alex Rodriguez and his ilk, caring more about inflated stats and big paychecks than their teams or the lessons they taught the kids who looked up to them, Albert Pujols was different. He was the last titan. Today, that titan fell. The great symbol of all that was best about the game has become a sellout.

It's a sad day, and I'm truly disappointed.

3 comments:

  1. I was shocked by this. I thought there was no way Albert was leaving St. Louis. Shocked and saddened.

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  2. walking here with a smile. take care.. have a nice day ~ =D

    Regards,
    http://www.lonelyreload.com (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

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  3. And Braun goes and tests positive for steroids at virtually the same time. Really not a great hour for the game.

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