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You're an idiot.He's fricking hurt and he's still hitting .350. You go do that with a high grade tear of the ulnar collateral ligament, bone spurs, and arthritis in your elbow that will require reconstructive surgery. He's 3rd in the majors in OPS, 143rd in at bats...frick it.Do you even watch the Cardinals? He doesn't get aMm to hit.
Well, it's fun and all to find creative ways to criticize a .350 hitter who leads his team in BA, OBP, and slugging percentage. Cindy Crawford has a mole. And reasonable people can differ on who's not protecting who and who is the biggest rally killer on the team, Pujols with his 30 strikeouts, or Ludwick and Ankiel with 73 and 70 K's, respectively.But the Cardinal's biggest team problem is not offense, the way I see it. They are 6th in team RBI and runs scored in the league and second only to Chicago in team BA. The problem is their bullpen sucks and will get worse in the second "half" if the starters don't start logging more innings. If the Cardinals are going to improve in the second half, they need to find a lock down closer on a non-contender (if there's one out there) and a good lefty reliever they can count on. Watching that 9th and 10th inning meltdown Saturday night was the season, thus far, in microcosm. No lead is safe.Buy pitching, I say.
the bottom line is this: who f'in cares? They are playing for the wild card anyway.
If he is that GD hurt he shouldn't be on the field.
Just admit he is suffering in the power/run production department. He's had 42 RBIs since about May 15.
I've listened in since 1947 asshole. Started watching in 1955/56 when Channel 36 in St. Louis carried about 10 TV games a year. Then they moved to Channel 5 for a few years then to Channel 11 for about 25 or 30 years and now on FOX MW or KSDK again. Hardly ever miss a game. Are you telling me the SoB didn't get schit to hit Sunday when he popped straight up to the catcher with the bases loaded. He would have 75 RBIs this season if he didn't leave so many on base. Get your nose out of Pujols ass. If he is that GD hurt he shouldn't be on the field. By the way, kiss off asshole.P.S. He tries to kill every pitch he sees. That elbow/shoulder/hip/ribs must be killing him.
I'm perplexed by the negative feedback. I just don't get it. What's wrong with you?
No, why are ya'll going through my myspace and stuff, obsessive??
Well, congratulations. You're not just old, you're old and fucking stupid.
can't believe you even took the time to write that
If he didn't play he'd get the "he's such a puthy cause he doesn't play hurt" line.Back in my day Ducky Medwick played both ends of a double header with a hangover, TWO broken legs, and a crushed sternum
You say that he try's to kill every pitch he sees come along AND you think that Glaus, Ankiel and Ludwick have done a good job protecting him. How is it then that he's walked 61 times this year? It's either because he's not getting anything to hit or because he's being careful what he chooses to hit...which one of your theories is incorrect?
You're correct in the fact that it seems the media rarely get on him, but then again, what basis do they really have to call him out. He is having a pedestrian year by his normal standards but for just about any other player it would still be a very good/great year. He's top 5, top 10 in every catagory except homeruns. Perhaps the media fear that if they called him out they'd just come off as having an axe to grind...I do agree with you on pitching being the greatest need. That meltdown on Saturday night was just painful, all the more so because you just KNEW it was coming.
Well, he does live in Fenton.
I admit it. By his "almost greatest first seven years in the history of baseball" standard, his RBI production is down. But I just think on the Cardinals' "to do list," worrying about his RBI production shouldn't be that high on the list. Besides, what are you going to do, bench him? Make him run gassers. Spend a week in Springfield? It'll come back. Does anybody seriously think he isn't trying to drive in runs? But they DO have the ability to do something about their pitching, especiallly relief. I just worry the GM thinks he needs to get another stick worse than better pitching.
I for one believe we have seen the best of mr poothole. Injuries will continue to effect his game in years to come. He will be good but nothing near the caliber of "best ever player".The cards will finish 3rd in the central this year and even worse next year.
I hate that mother fucker.
Don't forget Ty CobbFrom wiki:After enduring several years of seeing his fame and notoriety usurped by Ruth, Cobb decided that he was going to show that swinging for the fences was no challenge for a top hitter. On May 5, 1925, Cobb began a two-game hitting spree better than any even Ruth had unleashed. He was sitting in the dugout talking to a reporter and told him that, for the first time in his career, he was going to swing for the fences. That day, Cobb went 6 for 6, with two singles, a double, and three home runs. His 16 total bases set a new AL record. The next day he had three more hits, two of which were home runs. His single his first time up gave him 9 consecutive hits over three games. His five homers in two games tied the record set by Cap Anson of the old Chicago NL team in 1884. Cobb wanted to show that he could hit home runs when he wanted, but simply chose not to do so. At the end of the series, 38-year-old Cobb had gone 12 for 19 with 29 total bases, and then went happily back to bunting and hitting-and-running. For his part, Ruth's attitude was that "I could have had a lifetime .600 average, but I would have had to hit them singles. The people were paying to see me hit home runs."
That shitty Albert Pujols going for 3 hits, 1 BB, a couple of runs, and raising his average to .354, and helping the Cardinals to 9 11 runs so far this evening.Better warm up the ol' typewriter Root. The P-D is gonna need another "Letter to the Editor" criticizing Alberts lousy season thus far.
Where's all those RBIs? Maybe he ought to be the lead-off man. It's about time he broke that 0-4, 1-4 streak.
It's about time he broke that 0-4, 1-4 streak.
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