Albert Pujols said he would boo himself if he were watching from the stands but warned against anyone writing himself off amid the worst slump of his stellar 12-year career.
"I've been through this before," the Angels first baseman told USA Today. "By the end of the year, my numbers will still be there. You'll see."
The out-of-sorts slugger was benched by manager Mike Scioscia on Saturday -- even forgoing batting practice -- a day after Los Angeles fans shared their dissent with the team's prized offseason acquisition.
Pujols was booed after going 0-for-4 Friday in the Angels' 4-0 home loss to the Toronto Blue Jays, a showing that dropped the three-time National League MVP's batting average to .194 and made it a career-worst 108 at-bats without a home run since he arrived from St. Louis. The homerless run extends to 137 at-bats taking into account his final days with the Cardinals.
"If I could boo myself, I'd boo myself, too," Pujols said. "But I know better than to just get mys...