I would have put this in the Pujols thread but it is locked.
Of all the powerful things our games can do, there are still few that can match the ability to pummel perspective. It probably has been this way only since the birth of time — or free agency — when someone decided athletic ability was worthy of compensation.
The moment dollars arrived, sense departed.
Technically, it was Albert Pujols' wife who labeled the St. Louis Cardinals' offer of $26 million annually for five years an "insult." Deidre Pujols detailed all the sorrow brought upon her husband during an interview on a radio station ironically called "Joy FM."
Now, we're not going suggest this was a sign of who runs things in the Pujols household. But, seeing how Albert just signed with the Angels for $254 million, you would think he could afford a bigger pair of pants.
Even before his wife spoke publicly, it had been reported that Pujols felt slighted by the Cardinals. The team eventually doubled the length of its contract offer, but, according to Mrs. Pujols, there simply had been too much mistreatment by that point to be undone.
So now, we all know how little value there is in $210 million — the Cardinals' final offer. Of course, $30 million of that reportedly was deferred. Jeez, why didn't they just ask Pujols to play for nothing?
His wife continued the interview by saying she "was mad at God." We'd offer our snide commentary on that remark, too, but it's way too close to Christmas to get on His bad side.
Frankly, we also don't want to cross Mrs. Pujols, who, based on her latter comment, apparently also has the upper hand in that relationship. And here everyone thinks Albert is the power hitter in the family. Hey, we know when it's time to shut up.http://www.ocregister.com/articles/pujo ... :0|order:4