Is Albert Pujols on This List?

Dyson KincaidCorrespondent IJuly 31, 2009

ST LOUIS, MO - JULY 13: National League All-Star Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals competes in the State Farm Home Run Derby at Busch Stadium on July 13, 2009 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

I can't help but wonder if Albert Pujols' name is among the 104 players who tested positive for performance enhancing drugs in 2003.

I didn't expect to hear David Ortiz on the list, especially after his statements on what he thinks should happen if a player gets caught. But what about Pujols, who has been just as defiant about not taking performance enhancing drugs?

If you look up his career stats, his best season career-wise is 2003 where he had career highs in batting avg., runs, and hits. The only person that beat him out for MVP that year was Barry Bonds.

I guess you can say I am preparing myself for the worst, so if his name comes up, I wouldn't be surprised. But I hope his name doesn't come up because he is literally the last great hitter left, and everything that he has done would be tainted. He's like baseball's last hope. And that's a lot of pressure to put on one man.

I think he, more than anyone, would love for this list to come out and get this mess over with already.