4 random thoughts on the 2022 St. Louis Cardinals

Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals is congratulated by teammates after hitting a solo home run against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning at Busch Stadium on April 11, 2022 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Joe Puetz/Getty Images)
Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals is congratulated by teammates after hitting a solo home run against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning at Busch Stadium on April 11, 2022 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Joe Puetz/Getty Images) /
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Albert Pujols
Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals waits on a pitch. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /

No one hates Albert Pujols

Here’s the thing. Some of us were concerned about the Cardinals signing Pujols and whether he could make the team better. We weren’t critical of the money spent, the money was nothing.  We also accepted the fact he would help sell tickets and the nostalgia would be great.

No, our concern was whether Pujols, at age-42 and with his declining skills, could help the Cardinals in 2022.  We were also concerned that fans might not know Albert wasn’t the same player the last time they watched him play in 2011. How would they react to a Pujols who doesn’t hit 40 HR or bat .300 anymore?

So far, it’s been great and I hope it continues. So do 99.99% of Cardinals fans. I also hope we don’t see Pujols go through an 0-15 slump and see how fans who are cheering now and yelling ‘haters’ at everyone, start to boo.

So please, stop with the Pujols-hater comments. Okay?

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