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Tiger Woods's Masters Comeback And Albert Pujols

Okay, so maybe this isn't a perfect connection—grounding into a lot of double plays, I'm told, isn't quite as bad as ruining your marriage and a reputation forged over 10 years of robotically perfect golf and public behavior—but Tiger Woods's return to prominence in the Masters this weekend, looking and behaving exactly as he did in his glory days, is making me a little jealous when it comes time to watch Albert Pujols hit into yet another double play. But maybe there's some good news to take away from this.

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Something like, maybe the best [sport] player in the world can look bad for a while without being totally done. Pujols looks awful now, but he's been subpar in April before, and he has an advantage over the best golfer of the aughts in terms of moments in the tabloid spotlight; that whole $300 million contract thing isn't nearly as bad as a $300 million prenup thing. 

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And when it comes time for Pujols to begin hitting again—well, judging from the Twitter reaction to Tiger, all will be forgiven. We like watching stars fall apart, but we also like watching them put things back together. 

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