Found August 21, 2013 on Reading Between The Seams:
Rumors of Los Angeles Angels 1B/DH Albert Pujols demise have been greatly exaggerated.  At least according to Albert Pujols.  Despite what is unquestionably his worst season in the majors (fewest AB, fewest HR, lowest avg, it goes on), he can’t wait for next season to prove doubters wrong. According to Enrique Rojas of, Albert feels like there is optimism to be had: “As you grow older, you start worrying about bat speed,” he said. “My speed has been the same since 2001 up until now. This year, my bat speed was around 88 mph. “I knew that I wouldn’t hit exactly the same like I did during the first 11 seasons in St. Louis. If I could bat .340 for 20 years, I would be something from another planet. But I train really hard, and I’m sure that I’ll keep on hitting. Pujols thinks thinks will be looking up next year (Credit: AP) The Angels thought he would continue that and have a significant investment in Pujols to say the least, like 8 more years and $212M.  Keep in mind, Pujols has been in the league the same number of years as Ichiro Suzuki (since 2001), but broke in at 21 so one would think a number of years left.  Productive years.  he’s only 8 HR away from the 500 home run club, as a legit member with no ties to PEDs (other than some random claims by a now unemployed former player turned temporary radio commentator). The physical ailments are of most concern.  Sore this, tweaked that.  But he plays through pain, 147 or more at bats in all his first 12 seasons until this one.  So is this an anomaly or something to be more concerned about.  I’m guessing with Albert, we haven’t seen the last of him. Be sure to like our Facebook Page Or follow us on Twitter - David Whitlock Follow @lhd_on_sports - Blog Follow @RBTS_baseball - Sports-Kings Follow @realsportskings The post Albert Pujols shrugs off season-ending injury, can’t want for next year appeared first on Reading Between The Seams.

Albert Pujols is shut down for the remainder of the season

Albert Pujols, who has been out of action since sustaining a partial tear of the left plantar fascia on July 26, was officially shut down for the rest of the season on Monday. As reported by Alden Gonzalez of,  Pujols had been playing with plantar fasciitis on his left foot since the spring and started nearly two-thirds of his games as a designated hitter.  The tear...

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Albert Pujols out for the rest of the season

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Report: Torii Hunter and Albert Pujols nearly got into fight last season

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Boob of the Day: Way to go, dude!

Some people treat home run balls as priceless mementos that are worth fighting for. But seriously, dude in below video, this is Little League! It's not a Miguel Cabrera or Albert Pujols' home run. You have to be embarrassed, right? This fan, attending a game at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., and wearing an actual game jersey for one of the -- reminder...

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Halo Headlines: Vargas, Aybar put on waivers, Pujols officially done for the season, Kendrick ...

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Finding bright spots amid Angels' struggles

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