May 17, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols (5) watches game action during the seventh inning against the Chicago White Sox at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Albert Pujols: Arrogance And Humility

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Being from St. Louis, I understand certain things people that aren’t from here wouldn’t understand. I understand the people, I understand the struggle many St. Louis families are presented with on a daily basis. So in 2012 when Deidre Pujols, a devout Christian, said on a Christian radio station that she felt insulted by the Cardinals’s initial offer which was a 5 year, $130 million contract, I could only think of one word.

ARROGANCE

St. Louis is a blue collar town. It’s never had the allure that New York and Los Angeles has. I wouldn’t even be surprised if most of the citizens in the United States only knew about St. Louis because of the Gateway Arch. That doesn’t bother me. However, when someone acts ungrateful about what they were given, people in St. Louis don’t like that. That was a very generous deal the Cardinals gave Albert Pujols.

To be fair, Deidre Pujols is her own person. She could have been speaking on her own behalf and not her husband’s. Unfortunately for her and her husband, Albert Pujols, I know what it is like to be married. My wife understands how I feel and when she is speaking about our feelings about something, 98% of the time what she says is a representation of me. Albert wasn’t happy that he didn’t get a 10 year/$300 million dollar deal that he wanted. He was vindictive and vengeful. I don’t believe he thought about what he was getting into with the Angels and what he would leave behind in St. Louis. Now that Albert Pujols is out for the season and the Angels experiment has proven to be a failure. The Angels are figuring out how to get out of the contract they gave him and Cardinals fans have moved on from Pujols, not considering him to be one of the great Cardinals like Brock, Gibson, and Musial. Now, there is one word he needs to learn.

HUMILITY 

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