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L.A.A.P. — Life After Albert Pujols

While former St. Louis Cardinal Albert Pujols missed the postseason out in Disneyland, his old team rolls on and Albert has to listen as the national media pounds the fact that, well, they just didn’t need him that much after all.
Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports! summed things up nicely: “The Cardinals are still the team that sleepwalks through the regular season, treats October like a play toy and wins ballgames like it’s some birthright. They are still packing Busch Stadium to the gills, serving cold beer and good times, and delivering jolts of electricity throughout the place like a live wire.”
In other words, Cardinals baseball is the same as it ever was during the Albert years and, for that matter, the Tony La Russa years. The team has been money in the games that matter most with Mike Matheny as a first-year manager, Allen Craig or Matt Carpenter at first base, and a bullpen full of hard throwers.
With one more win tonight in the National League Championship Series, Albert can kick back and watch his old team in the World Series with everybody else.
How green is the grass in California now?

Dansette

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