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    Makes it hard to hate the Cardinals, Pujols

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...=.jsp&c_id=mlb

    Not for just aiding the hurt fan, but more for talking to the man's son with Down Syndrome and comforting him. If you believe in karma, then the Central is the Cards to lose.

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    Re: Makes it hard to hate the Cardinals, Pujols

    Pujols is awesome. I used to not like him only because I was jealous that the Reds didn't have him. Over the last few years I've come to realize not only how great of a player he is, but how great of a person he is too. He's now one of my favorite players in the game.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Makes it hard to hate the Cardinals, Pujols

    I still hate Pujols.

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    Re: Makes it hard to hate the Cardinals, Pujols

    I hate and respect the Cards....I just hate the cubbies
    Let's play two!!!

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    Re: Makes it hard to hate the Cardinals, Pujols

    I used to like Pujols until I saw an interview he did with the mlb network on the eve of the All Star Game this year. He twisted every question asked of him in the interview to defend himself against steroid allegations. It did not even seem that the interviewer was interested in the topc, but Albert seemed to have an agenda to defend himself during what should have been a very casual chat. Maybe it means nothing, but it struck me that he was extraordinarily sensitive about it. I still think he is the greatest hitter I have ever seen, but I can't say that I am certain he has been clean his entire career after watching him in that interview. It was kind of creepy.

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    Re: Makes it hard to hate the Cardinals, Pujols

    I love watching Albert Pujols about 130 times a year or so. From all accounts, he is a GREAT person.

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    Re: Makes it hard to hate the Cardinals, Pujols

    Albert hits homers for wins, and he does the same for kids.

    That Pujols is a pretty good dude

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    Re: Makes it hard to hate the Cardinals, Pujols

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric_the_Red View Post
    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...=.jsp&c_id=mlb

    Not for just aiding the hurt fan, but more for talking to the man's son with Down Syndrome and comforting him. If you believe in karma, then the Central is the Cards to lose.
    Pujols is a man of strong Christian faith. He's taken his success and used it to create the Albert Pujols Family Foundation that, among other things, assists the needs of impoverished families in his home country (where he runs an orphanage). Pujols is also very involved in reaching out to families with special needs children. This is a personal plight for him as the adopted father of a Down syndrome daughter (Isabella) whom was the child of his wife Diedre (who before their marriage was a single mother).

    He believes very strongly in utilizing his success and abilities as an outlet to giving back

    http://www.pujolsfamilyfoundation.or...ujolsNews2.pdf

    I deeply admire the guy, both on and off the field.
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    Re: Makes it hard to hate the Cardinals, Pujols

    Pujols is one of my all-time favorite players and a wonderful human being. I have never been able to hate him just because he puts on a Cardinals uniform.

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    Re: Makes it hard to hate the Cardinals, Pujols

    He appears to be a great person, in word and in deed. But man, it still looks like he's using PEDs.
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    Re: Makes it hard to hate the Cardinals, Pujols

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    Pujols is a man of strong Christian faith. He's taken his success and used it to create the Albert Pujols Family Foundation that, among other things, assists the needs of impoverished families in his home country (where he runs an orphanage). Pujols is also very involved in reaching out to families with special needs children. This is a personal plight for him as the adopted father of a Down syndrome daughter (Isabella) whom was the child of his wife Diedre (who before their marriage was a single mother).

    He believes very strongly in utilizing his success and abilities as an outlet to giving back

    http://www.pujolsfamilyfoundation.or...ujolsNews2.pdf

    I deeply admire the guy, both on and off the field.
    Great info.

    I really admire the guy. I really don't like to face him, but he's a great guy and an incredible ballplayer.

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    Re: Makes it hard to hate the Cardinals, Pujols

    George?
    "My mission is to be the ray of hope, the guy who stands out there on that beautiful field and owns up to his mistakes and lets people know it's never completely hopeless, no matter how bad it seems at the time. I have a platform and a message, and now I go to bed at night, sober and happy, praying I can be a good messenger." -Josh Hamilton

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    Re: Makes it hard to hate the Cardinals, Pujols

    I hate Pujols and the Cards.

    And the Cubs.

    And the Brewers.

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    Re: Makes it hard to hate the Cardinals, Pujols

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds/Flyers Fan View Post
    I hate Pujols and the Cards.

    And the Cubs.

    And the Brewers.
    and the Astros and the Pirates.

    same here. I can't stand the Cardinals or the Cubs or anyone on their teams.
    "My mission is to be the ray of hope, the guy who stands out there on that beautiful field and owns up to his mistakes and lets people know it's never completely hopeless, no matter how bad it seems at the time. I have a platform and a message, and now I go to bed at night, sober and happy, praying I can be a good messenger." -Josh Hamilton

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    Re: Makes it hard to hate the Cardinals, Pujols

    I can understand hating the teams in your division, especially the Cubs.

    What I can't understand is how someone who loves baseball can "hate" Albert Pujols. I envy Cards fans who get to watch him hit 600 times a year.
    "And the fact that watching him pitch is like having someone poop on your soul." FCB on Gary Majewski


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