Today Albert Pujols went yard off Cincinnati pitcher Ross Detweiler, with Detweiler becoming the 450th pitcher victimized by Pujols. That is a major league record, breaking a tie with Barry Bonds. It was also his 15th homer of the year, and 694th of his career.
And now what could have been: In 1999 the Tampa Bay Devil Rays’ scouts tried hard to convince the front office to draft Pujols. Obviously they did not. Just another example of how incompetent the original team leadership was.
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To be fair, The Machine was a 13th round draft pick so that Rays front office wasn’t the only one to miss on him. The Cardinals even picked 15 players before they took Pujols.
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