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Albert Pujols isn't too pleased with the 20 billboards picturing his likeness with the words "El Hombre" in Southern California.
Pujols has gone to great lengths to show respect toward St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan "The Man" Musial.
"Like I say, I haven't talked to them, but I prefer not to use (El Hombre)," Pujols told ESPN Los Angeles.
Pujols signed a 10-year, $250 million with the club in December.
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