Is Albert Pujols the LeBron James of Major League Baseball? Well, not quite. Pujols has won a championship. Two actually. Couldn't resist a shot at King James.
Like LeBron, Pujols left the only team he's ever played for in St. Louis for a couple extra dollars from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Crazy right? It seems hometown loyalty only goes so far when a few million, sandy beaches and one of the biggest markets in the United States weigh into the equation.
Cardinals fans were outraged when the news of Puljos's departure surfaced.
However, just over 20 games into the 2012 MLB season, it's the Cardinals who are laughing at the 32-year-old's disappointing start in the city of Angels, and reveling in St. Louis' NL Central-leading record. He snapped his hitless streak after 21 at bats in a loss to the Tampa Bay (Devil) Rays.
Pujols? Good riddance. Who needs him? Not St. Louis.