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Albert Pujols's "El Hombre" Billboards Inspire More St. Louis Cardinals Angst

Look, I'm too busy with this whole Yadier Molina thing to even bother building some spiteful motive or latent hypocrisy into this story, but here it is: Albert Pujols is now being called "El Hombre" in the Los Angeles media, a few years after politely but firmly declining to be called by the Stan Musial derivative in St. Louis. Here's the picture, from Jeff Pearlman:

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My guess is that Pujols wasn't consulted about it; in LA, after all, you might use Spanish on a billboard for more pragmatic reasons than you would in St. Louis, Missouri. But even if he was, I'm tired of trying to divine whether he feels some kind of resentment toward his only baseball home or not; he took one deal, he didn't take another, and the Cardinals have managed to field a very competitive team in 2012 in spite of it. (Of course, if you're looking to divine etc. etc., JoeSportsFan has given it a shot.)

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(If he was consulted on it, though, he should really consider firing whoever handles his public relations work. Signaling a lack of respect for a 92-year-old icon with Alzheimer's—even though that was almost certainly not his intent—is probably not the right way to maintain your reputation throughout baseball.)