I guess if I had to put a date on it, then August 2nd is when it happened. That's the point I knew I was over Albert Pujols.
The former Cardinal icon and now third wheel in Anaheim had just crushed 4 home runs in 2 games against the Texas Rangers. It had been a pretty busy week and I guessed I missed SportsCenter for a few nights.
I had literally no idea that Pujols had gone off on one of his patented in-season mini-rampages. The very lifeblood of this site a year ago was a footnote to a random workday, worth not even a shoulder shrug.
I got no texts from friends about what a monster he was. My dad didn't mention it when we talked on the phone
Pujols doing Pujolsian things was a non-issue for me. Probably was for you too. We were concerned about the playoff push. About Wainwright's health. About the trade-deadline passing.
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