The best and worst moments of the 2010s for the St. Louis Cardinals

Kyle Jasper
ST. LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 30: Third baseman David Freese of the St. Louis Cardinals takes the podium during the World Series victory parade inside Busch Stadium on October 30, 2011 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Szczepanski/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 30: Third baseman David Freese of the St. Louis Cardinals takes the podium during the World Series victory parade inside Busch Stadium on October 30, 2011 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Szczepanski/Getty Images) /
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ST LOUIS, MO – JUNE 23: Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim acknowledges a standing ovation from the fans prior to batting against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on June 23, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) /

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.

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