I'm not sure if this should be in baseball or rant. So we made it to the game last night with a group of friends. What I've noticed is that the serious baseball people, which I'd consider myself one, are pretty much over Pujols. We've moved on, we have a great team on the field and we are looking forward to this season.
However the more casual fans of our group just can't seem to get over it. I heard comments like "I'll bet Pujols saw the opening day ceremonies and wished he was back here." Well no I doubt that.
Then there was Beltran's home run where one said "who needs Pujols!"
I could go on but I won't. So basically the night was filled with Pujols comments, but here's the thing. He's gone, he's not coming back, he doesn't miss us and if he wanted to be here he would be. I'm slightly embarrassed that he we are five months later in at the beginning of what could be a great season and still all I'm hearing is Pujols talk. The thing is it's not intelligent talk but more of sore loser speak on Cards fans part. This wasn't just my group though I heard it alot last night from a lot of people.
These are the kind of people that brought a fishing rod with a dollar bill on a hook and various other signs and things the first time A-Rod came back to Seattle. Remember what a scene that was? I hope these Cards fans don't make that kind of scene when he finally comes back as a visitor sometime down the road. http://community.seattletimes.nwsource. ... lug=mari17
The only good thing is that it will be a while since Albert went to the A.L. west. A-Rod had to appear in Seattle the very next April (right around this time of year in 2001). Imagine the scene if Albert was coming back to Busch for a series this week as a Marlin or something...