Results tagged ‘ Albert Pujols ’

Game Haiku – 04/25/09 – Cardinals 8, Cubs 2

Pujols notches his
1000th RBI in
style: Grand Slam, baby!

Game Haiku – 04/24/09 – Cardinals 4, Cubs 3

How many ways does
Albert help us win? Tonight,
by stealing a base.  

Game Haiku – 04/23/09 – Cardinals 12, Mets 8

If The Ramones had
written a punk song about
Pujols… “Blitzkrieg Bat.”

Game Haiku – 04/11/09 – Cardinals 11, Astros 2

Pujols knocks a grand
slam off Oswalt, plus homer
7 RBIs!! 

Game Haiku – 04/07/09 – Cardinals 9, Pirates 3

“Everybody played
the game the right way,” Pujols
said. Keep it up, boys.

Game Haiku – 08/06/08 – Cardinals 9, Dodgers 6

Ludwick ties record
homering in fifth straight game
plus, Pujols grand slam!

Scary Moment at Petco

It was a scary moment at Petco Park on Wednesday, when Padres pitcher Chris Young got hit in the face by an Albert Pujols’ line drive.  Fortunately, Young wasn’t knocked out and emerged with only a broken nose. Albert immediately went to check on Young to make sure he was okay. Albert knocked out two Padres unintentionally in the inning, after sliding home into catcher Josh Bard’s foot, leaving him with a sprained ankle. Tony took him out of the game, as he was clearly shaken up.  Read the full news story here and Albert’s comments.

Warning: the video is not for the faint of the heart.

Game Haiku – 4/11/08 – Cardinals 8, Giants 2

In battle of big
earners, Pujols bests Zito:
homer, double, win!

Mamas, Do Let Your Babies Be Held by Giant Seals


I spent the
weekend in San Francisco
and went to see the Cards vs. Giants game on Sunday.  I was accompanied by
some friends who brought their 5-week-old son Gus to his first baseball
game. Of course, I had to buy Gus a “My First Cardinals T-Shirt” for this
occasion.  You have to indoctrinate them
while they’re young. 


At one point, the
Giants mascot, Lou Seal, came to

our section, and I asked him if he would pose
for a photo with Gus. He looked me up and down – Cardinals hat, Cardinals
shirt, red Converse shoes, and made a hex sign as if to say “Back off,
Satan.”  He then relented

and motioned
for the baby.  Fortunately, he had hands
not just flippers and was able to hold Gus securely for this cuter-than-cute
photo.  Gus began screaming upon looking
into the face of the enemy mascot, thus demonstrating he is already developing Cardinal
pride (or maybe Lou smelled fishy?). 


I really
like AT&T Park. It’s a great place to watch a
game, and you can’t beat the garlic fries. 
After jumping out to a 2-1 lead, Joel Piniero went off the rails in the
4th inning, giving up 5 runs before Tony yanked him in favor of Brad
Thompson.  It’s a bummer that Joel’s
return from the DL didn’t go smoother. 
Linceum was tough for the Giants, striking out 11 (note the Ks on the wall behind me). The Cards did fight back, with a homer from Ludwick to bring
the score to 7 – 4.  We threatened in the
8th inning.  Tony let Pujols
pinch hit with men on 1st and 2nd but a passed ball
caused the runners to advance, leaving first base open so Pujols was
intentionally walked.  We also threatened
in the 9th , but with two men on, Ludwick and Duncan looked at called 3rd strikes. They disputed the calls but I couldn’t pass judgment from where I was sitting.  Of course, I believe our boys. It was a giant conspiracy.

Anyway, it was an exciting game and a fun day
at the ballpark, so I’m not complainin’ – and neither was Gus, the newest member of Cardinal Nation!


Game Haiku – 4/9/08 – Cardinals 6, Astros 4

Pujols nearly swings
at Backe, then finds his true
swing with two homers.

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