The thing that's strange – the thing that's sad – is how little excitement there is now when he comes to the plate. Let's go to a moment in Sunday's Angels-White Sox game. The count is 3-0, and Albert Pujols has the green light. There should be an electrical charge buzzing the air. Only … really … there isn't a buzz. There isn't a charge. There isn't anything at all. The thrill-o-meter is at zero. So strange. So sad. It used to be one of baseball's great thrills to watch Albert Pujols hit. Whether you were a Cardinals fan or not, you would find yourself marking the pace of games by Albert Pujols' at bats.