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    Speaking of three posts in a row.....but on a baseball note Albert hit 596 tonight.
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by Moon Man 18 View Post
    Whatever makes you feel better. Stay classy.
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    Payjols sitting out the game in NY with a sore hamstring. Liberated from their AlberTross, the Angels spanking the Pond Scum with an 8 run lead.


    AlberTino really stinking it up this year - a miniscule OBP of .293 and a Scott Cooper-like OPS of .663

    His lusty career numbers are diminishing.

    His career OBP is finally below .400 at .391

    His career OPS is now down to .960

    (Of course, both those career numbers are still astounding... but less otherworldly than they used to be)
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by John D View Post
    Payjols sitting out the game in NY with a sore hamstring. Liberated from their AlberTross, the Angels spanking the Pond Scum with an 8 run lead.


    AlberTino really stinking it up this year - a miniscule OBP of .293 and a Scott Cooper-like OPS of .663

    His lusty career numbers are diminishing.

    His career OBP is finally below .400 at .391

    His career OPS is now down to .960

    (Of course, both those career numbers are still astounding... but less otherworldly than they used to be)
    Everyone gets old (unless they don't, of course).

    We got HOF Albert, which is nice.
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    Pujols is about to hit home run number 600 and no one seems to care- not the national media and not the local Angel fans. The focus is on Trout and how long he'll be out with his thumb injury. It's sad that such a milestone won't be celebrated like it should--you know it's got to hurt his ego.

    Considering how awful the Cards are to watch this year, you know the city would have latched on to this pursuit and treated it with the fanfare you'd expect. Too bad.
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by Ogge View Post
    Pujols is about to hit home run number 600 and no one seems to care- not the national media and not the local Angel fans. The focus is on Trout and how long he'll be out with his thumb injury. It's sad that such a milestone won't be celebrated like it should--you know it's got to hurt his ego.

    Considering how awful the Cards are to watch this year, you know the city would have latched on to this pursuit and treated it with the fanfare you'd expect. Too bad.
    The Roiders are partially to blame for the blase attitude toward 600 dings.
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    Go bert go.
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    Can he stay healthy enough to get to 700? He's got 4 years on his deal after this one, so assuming he gets to 25HR this year he'd need 84 more bombs in his final 4 seasons.

    I don't see it happening. I'd guess more like 660
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by TCB 6-4-3 View Post
    Can he stay healthy enough to get to 700? He's got 4 years on his deal after this one, so assuming he gets to 25HR this year he'd need 84 more bombs in his final 4 seasons.

    I don't see it happening. I'd guess more like 660
    He's averaged 33 per for the last 3 years, but he's played full seasons. If he can stay healthy he can do it. But that's a rather large if.
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    Next guy he'll take down...Sammy Suser.
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    What Albert won't do is pass Lou Gehrig in career WAR for most ever by a 1B.

    Pujols is at about 101, Gehrig had over 118. Albert's going to have 2-3 per season, at *most*.
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by two-hole View Post
    What Albert won't do is pass Lou Gehrig in career WAR for most ever by a 1B.

    Pujols is at about 101, Gehrig had over 118. Albert's going to have 2-3 per season, at *most*.
    Quite optimistic
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by Ogge View Post
    Pujols is about to hit home run number 600 and no one seems to care- not the national media and not the local Angel fans. The focus is on Trout and how long he'll be out with his thumb injury. It's sad that such a milestone won't be celebrated like it should--you know it's got to hurt his ego.
    Not true. ESPN cut away from the Dodgers-Cards game to show Albert's ABs. The first was against Jaime Garcia of all people. Albert GIDP'd.
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by paulie walnuts View Post
    Not true. ESPN cut away from the Dodgers-Cards game to show Albert's ABs. The first was against Jaime Garcia of all people. Albert GIDP'd.
    Hopefully, he can get 600 more of those.
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    Haven't attempted to hide my schadenfreude in this thread nor will I at any point.

    I'm definitely looking forward to the smattering of polite applause as he rounds the bases after 600. He'll tip his cap, take a bow, and pretend like it's anything REMOTELY approaching the thunderous ovation and friggen week dedicated to his time in STL had he not left for the bigger pile of cash and then said it was about respect.

    This is your moment, Al. You've earned it. I hope you enjoy it as much as all your 'fans' in Anaheim will...
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by Oz-iz-God View Post
    Haven't attempted to hide my schadenfreude in this thread nor will I at any point.

    I'm definitely looking forward to the smattering of polite applause as he rounds the bases after 600. He'll tip his cap, take a bow, and pretend like it's anything REMOTELY approaching the thunderous ovation and friggen week dedicated to his time in STL had he not left for the bigger pile of cash and then said it was about respect.

    This is your moment, Al. You've earned it. I hope you enjoy it as much as all your 'fans' in Anaheim will...
    Remember how offended he was his first year in Anaheim because people kept talking to him about Trout? "Talk to me when he's done it for 10 years."

    Where's your "respect" now, a**hole? Nobody even cares you exist out there.
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    Stadium in Anaheim tonight is maybe 1/2 full.

    Good call, 'bert...
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by Oz-iz-God View Post
    Haven't attempted to hide my schadenfreude in this thread nor will I at any point.

    I'm definitely looking forward to the smattering of polite applause as he rounds the bases after 600. He'll tip his cap, take a bow, and pretend like it's anything REMOTELY approaching the thunderous ovation and friggen week dedicated to his time in STL had he not left for the bigger pile of cash and then said it was about respect.

    This is your moment, Al. You've earned it. I hope you enjoy it as much as all your 'fans' in Anaheim will...
    They can't wait for him to be gone so they can have a realistic chance at winning.
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by Oz-iz-God View Post
    Stadium in Anaheim tonight is maybe 1/2 full.

    Good call, 'bert...
    How many of that half full stadium would know what it meant if he did hit one over the wall? Well, without a scoreboard telling them anyway.
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    http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-...602-story.html Who Cares ?
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by barnbird View Post
    http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-...602-story.html Who Cares ?
    Pujols won two World Series and three MVP awards in St. Louis. If he had hit his 600th home run there, the celebration would have been about more than that moment. However he was performing, wherever the team was in the standings, the city would have been thanking him for nearly two decades of memories.

    Pujols had no interest in exploring this alternate universe.

    “Flip the page, man,” Pujols said. “It’s been six years.”
    Wow. F*ck you Albert.

    No one even remembers that you were good. Just another overpaid has-been.
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by Sonicblast12 View Post
    Wow. F*ck you Albert.

    No one even remembers that you were good. Just another overpaid has-been.
    That's what this thread is all about.
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    You should see the DP he hit into last night. Miguel Sano's fat ass dove to his left, climbed to a knee and flipped to 2nd, 2nd baseman who held the ball just expecting a force, turned and looked and saw where Pujols was and flipped it to first and got him by two steps.

    It was such a blatent lack of hustle that it looked awkward.
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    In other news.....Albert "HOF" Pujols hit his 600 homerun, in fact, a grand slam, tonite.....for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

    I don't know about you but I'd rather have Matt Adams.......
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by barnbird View Post
    http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-...602-story.html Who Cares ?
    yeeeah, give his uniform number to someone else.
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    Albert's stats for the last calendar year...

    2B 20
    3B 0
    HRs 29
    RBI 125
    BB 39
    K 84
    BA .272
    OBP .316
    SLG .453
    OPS .769

    Not bad. Not great. Probably better than I thought at this point. Not finished. But certainly fading.

    I think he's one debilitating injury away from retirement. Maybe in the next two years.
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by wonderdog View Post
    Albert's stats for the last calendar year...

    2B 20
    3B 0
    HRs 29
    RBI 125
    BB 39
    K 84
    BA .272
    OBP .316
    SLG .453
    OPS .769

    Not bad. Not great. Probably better than I thought at this point. Not finished. But certainly fading.

    I think he's one debilitating injury away from retirement. Maybe in the next two years.
    The lack of walks is shocking. That's supposed to be the old man skill. How do you unlearn the other-worldly strike zone judgement he showed for a decade?

    D.GOOCH
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by GOOCH View Post
    The lack of walks is shocking. That's supposed to be the old man skill. How do you unlearn the other-worldly strike zone judgement he showed for a decade?

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    And the K rate has really jumped just this year. By 50%. After being fairly steady since 2012.
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by Ogge View Post
    Pujols is about to hit home run number 600 and no one seems to care- not the national media and not the local Angel fans. The focus is on Trout and how long he'll be out with his thumb injury. It's sad that such a milestone won't be celebrated like it should--you know it's got to hurt his ego.

    Considering how awful the Cards are to watch this year, you know the city would have latched on to this pursuit and treated it with the fanfare you'd expect. Too bad.
    It would be a madhouse.

    In LA, it's hardly an afterthought.
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