3rd Best: Albert Pujols FINALLY returns to Busch Stadium
In what seemed like a millennium to St. Louis Cardinals fans, Albert Pujols finally stepped back into the batters’ box at Busch Stadium for the first time since the 2011 World Series. He received a standing ovation LITERALLY every at-bat he had in this three-game series and not a single soul complained once about it.
I will admit it did seem odd that the 45,000 fans were actually rooting against the Cardinals for every at-bat that he had. Once Albert launched a home run in the second game of the series, many have never heard a louder cheer for any home run hit at Busch, AND IT WAS FOR AN OPPOSING PLAYER.
As weird as it was, he deserved every bit of it. What he means to this city and this organization is something that can never be quantified. Even though it took way longer to get him back to St. Louis than it should have, his return was nothing short of one of the greatest moments of the decade.