I love the Philadelphia Phillies. I have an unhealthy obsession with the Philadelphia Phillies. I named my first born after a Phillies player, but there's something about Albert Pujols that I simply can't resist. He's amazing, and amazing is an understatement. He's been in the majors for 8 seasons now (currently in season 9), and he's already cemented his place in history as one of the best hitters of all-time.
Career So Far:
*967 runs scored. He would have 8 straight seasons of 100+ runs, but he fell one short in 2007 scoring only 99.
*1554 hits, with no fewer than 177 in a season.
*346 doubles, twice hitting 51.
*326 homeruns, with no fewer than 32 in a season.
*1002 rbi, and has cleared 103 rbi in all 8 full seasons thus far.
*.335 batting average, never batting below .314 (ranks 23rd all-time).
*48 stolen bases, a very smart base runner that takes the extra base when the occasion arises.
*1.051 OPS, that's astronomical (ranks 5th all-time).
*Has 202 more walks (712) than strikeouts (510).
*In 53 postseason games- .323 avg, 1.021 OPS, 10 dbl, 13 hr, 39 r, and 35 rbi.
He's won 2 MVP's, finished 2nd 3 times, and finished 9th or better in the balloting every season. Has 4 Silver Slugger Awards, 1 Gold Glove, and is a 7 time all-star.
What's not to love?
Pujols really does hit everything.
*Major League Jerk thinks OSU should be a better collegiate football team with all the players drafted from there.
*The World of Isaac has a photo of a chesty Russian tennis player...don't worry it's a girl.
*No Guts, No Glory has visual evidence of father pimping his daughter out of BoSox Jacoby Ellsbury.
*Bootlegger Sports focuses on JC Romero's lawsuit against the company that made the supplement that caused him to fail a drug test, get suspended 50 games, and pay a $1M+ fine.