Wednesday, July 15, 2009

That probably wasn't the All-Star week Albert Pujols had in mind

As the best player in baseball playing the All-Star Game in his home park, Albert Pujols and the St. Louis fans had to be disappointed with the stud first baseman's performance in both the Home Run Derby and the Game. These events were supposed to be about Pujols; the city's hero, the game's hero, in front of the world for two nights.

But his week was a big dud.

After belting just 11 homers in two rounds of Monday's Derby, Pujols went 0-3 and committed a costly error Tuesday. About all the Cardinals fans had to cheer about were a couple of nice defensive plays in the middle innings.

For St. Louis fans shelling out hundreds (thousands?) to go to this week's festivities, they didn't get to see the star they're so accustomed to seeing, the one baseball is used to seeing.

They didn't see much else, either. A lackluster Derby was followed by a short and forgettable game void of any other-worldly performances that fans expect on this day every year (except Obama was there. Dude's a freakin' rock star!). Hard to call it All-Star week after this.

But enjoy today, knuckleheads, one of only two days a year when no American professional sports are played. We could all use the day off.

1 comment:

GMoney said...

He should have injected himself with a bigger dose.