Bombs Away

400.jpgPittsburgh was littered with flonkies in the left field bleachers this past week.

Not just because they are the cheapest seats in the house. The Cardinals were in town for a three game tilt but more importantly history could have been made.

On Monday Albert Pujols hit his 399th career homerun. Could PNC Park be so lucky to see a milestone in its next two games?

Not so much.

Pujols hit is 400th homerun on Thursday in Washington. It was an opposite field blast that would have dissapointed the crowd in Pittsburgh as that section in right field was nearly empty as most fans were in left field.

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Pujols becomes just the 47th player in Major League history to hit 400 career knocks. The best part about it now is that there is plenty more to come.

He’s young. Albert Pujols just eclipsed the age of 30 and still has plenty more gas left in the tank. He has the sweetest yet most powerful swing in the game today. He is strong, boy is he strong. When he made his major league debut back in 2001 he was 21 years old and looked like he does today, big. Compared myself at the same age he is a monster.

I like those commercials for MLB that say “We can tell our grandchildren that we saw Albert Pujols play.” It’s true, we can, and it surely is a pleasure.

Just recently has Pujols began a marketing blitz appearing in Gatorade commercials. Other than that he is a relatively quiet guy and rather softspoken. He doesn’t recieve the fanfare of a Barry Bonds or ken Griffey Jr. because he is quiet and not so well-spoken with the media to create a positive national image. We know him as a good guy, a family man and a ballplayer who is presumed to be clean.

he doesn’t need the extra-circulars to be a star, he lets his on the field play do the talking for him.

By the way, the Pirates took two of three from the Cards.

photo credit: msn 

 

 

5 Comments

Everytime I see Pujols, I still cannot believe his age. What he has accomplished in such a short time is amazing.

Jenn
http://philliesphollowers.mlblogs.com/

I’d say he and St. Louis are a perfect fit. Congrats on #400 Albert….and he’s good in the field also!
mike
http://thebrooklyntrolleyblogger.mlblogs.com/

Matt,
I remember when the Yankees hit the Trop and A-Rod left a steaming pile of…homerless performances, it was a heartbreak to Yankee fans who paid $ 75 for a usual $ 10 seat in the Upper Deck.
But we all know people chase immortality and special moment like that. I still hold Garza’s No-Hitter game ticket in the same frame as Wade Bogg’s 3,000th hit.
But with the young talent on the Pirates, hopefully they will also in the next year or teo have a mounting bunch of special moments where the fans of the black and yellow can clammer all over each other for that drive to deep left or rightfield.

Rays Renegade

http://raysrenegade.mlblogs.com

Matthew: I remember when A-Rod was going for #600…every ballpark was PACKED in left field. What was funny, was that when he finally hit it, it was dead centerfield into Monument Park at Yankee Stadium. No one was gonna get that one!
And congrats to Albert. He really is something.
-Virginia
http://southernbelle.mlblogs.com

I remember when A-Rod was going for #600…every ballpark was PACKED in left field. What was funny, was that when he finally hit it, it was dead centerfield into Monument Park at Yankee Stadium. No one was gonna get that one!
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