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The new marriage between Albert Pujols and the Los Angeles Angels is one that should produce positive results for both parties for years to come. However, it appears that they have already hit a minor bump in the road. reports that Pujols is a little irked by billboards that have been posted in Southern California that refer to the slugger as "El Hombre" or "the man" in Spanish. The reason that Pujols is upset by the reference is that it compares him to Cardinals legend Stan Musial, someone Pujols has an immense amount of respect for. Pujols is uncomfortable...

Pujols still hates 'El Hombre' nickname

Albert Pujols remains adamant that he not be referred to as "El Hombre," a moniker he disliked in St. Louis due to his respect for Stan "The Man" Musial. Sadly, the Angels have already rolled out billboards featuring the nickname.

Angels Waste No Time In Pissing Off Albert Pujols

If baseball fans ever wanted to hate a team because of its name, the sheer stupidty of doing business as the “Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim” would suffice. Yet 10 years ago, it seemed this n’er do well franchise was becoming a force to be reckoned with: with one of the game’s brightest young managers, deep pockets, and a stocked farm system, the Angels seemed poised to challenge...

Albert Pujols doesn’t like all those ‘El Hombre’ billboards in Southern California

So the Los Angeles Angels have decided to build their marketing plan around their newly acquired superstar, Albert Pujols.  A move that we can all agree is smart.  But if we’re going to point out their smart decision, we also have to point out that the Angels have also made a very dumb one.  They decided to place 20 billboards around Southern California with a picture of Albert...

Pujols starts anew with Angels

TEMPE, ARIZ. (AP) - Decked out in Angels' gear from head to toe, Albert Pujols looked like the same slugger whose swing in St. Louis became as symbolic as the Gateway Arch.With a halo-topped "A" logo on his cap, Pujols, his massive chest and arms filling out every corner of ...

Pujols putting distractions aside, excited to be in Angels camp

Albert Pujols' camp arrival is a story unlike anything the Angels have ever seen. But Pujols? He's been through this before. Last year, in fact. Scott Miller says the slugger is, and always has been, focused on his job.

Albert Pujols at first Angels camp: "Here I am."

Decked out in Los Angeles Angels gear from head to toe, Albert Pujols looked like the same slugger whose swing in St. Louis became as symbolic as the Gateway Arch.

Pujols era begins for Angels

Decked out in Angels gear from head to toe, Albert Pujols looked like the same slugger whose swing in St. Louis became as symbolic as the Gateway Arch.

Halo Headlines: Angels sign Isringhausen, Pujols not a fan of the El Hombre campaign, Scioscia downplays Abreu's trade request

The February 23rd, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels ...

Who Will Win The NL MVP in 2012?

The National League MVP race looks to be pretty wide open this season.  Two of the top candidates from the past six years are now in American League.  The 2011 winner will likely miss the first 50 games due to a failed drug test.  Since 2006, Albert Pujols has won three times along with Ryan Braun taking the award home

LA Angels and their secret alter egos

We now interrupt your round-the-clock coverage of Albert Pujols taking batting practice at training camp to bring you this very important distraction. I have to be honest, I've been so bogged down providing roster analysis and player profiles for the last several weeks that I feel the need to shake things up a bit.  This will probably be the least important thing you read about...

Angels' Mark Trumbo accepts new role with open mind

Although the runner-up for American League rookie of the year last season, he has been forced out of first base because of the team's acquisition of Albert Pujols, but looks at learning to play third base as a challenge.Dec. 8 was a day of celebration for the Angels. That's when they signed first baseman Albert Pujols, considered one of the greatest hitters in baseball history.

Angels tell Bobby Abreu that chances are there

The veteran outfielder appeared expendable when the Angels signed Albert Pujols, but he could carve out a role. Kendrys Morales' health and Mark Trumbo's abilities at third base are both factors.—
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