St Louis Cardinals

Albert Proves It Again: He Is A True Professional

ST. LOUIS, MO - JULY 14:  National League All-Star Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals tips his hat during introductions before the 2009 MLB All-Star Game at Busch Stadium on July 14, 2009 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Adam SteevesCorrespondent IAugust 8, 2009

If you have children who are looking for a hero, look no further than Albert Pujols. In Friday's game at Pittsburgh, a fan reached over on to the field for a foul ball and fell directly on his face. Albert was the first person to the Cardinal fan and encouraged him to lay back down.

After several long minutes, the trainers were trying to immobilize the man with a neck brace for precautions. Guess who was still there holding the fan's neck? Albert. He was there until they wheeled the fan away on a stretcher. Not because his PR guy said he should, but because he was truly concerned.

Other professionals will walk over, take a look and walk away. Chris Carpenter looked annoyed that the fan fell out of the stands. At one point while talking to the umpire, he said, "That was stupid." I am only assuming he was talking about the incident.

The fan was fine with only minor cuts to his face, but I am glad it happened. It proved once again that Albert Pujols is the best player in baseball and it should be considered a hero.

Children, don't look towards Vick, keep your eyes on Albert!

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