December 8th, 2011, 10:35 am · 3 Comments · posted by Dan Brannan
I tweeted that I was at a point where I didn’t care about what Albert Pujols did with signing and I meant it.
The Pujols contract situation has been a distraction for too long for the Birds. I think he is a remarkable player and also one of the better people St. Louis has ever had on its team. However, for him, it is obvious it is about money, with him signing with the Los Angeles Angels. I don’t think Albert will play 10 years, so I don’t think it is worth it for Los Angeles to spend that kind of money.
St. Louis is a special baseball city and the Cardinals seem to always rebound no matter what happens, so the team will be OK. There are several talented players still on the team.
The days of professional athletes being loyal or owners being loyal back I think have ended. In a word today, it is all about money.
I doubt seriously if I visit Albert’s restaurant anymore. It’s apparent he didn’t want to stay in St. Louis. I am curious what everyone else thinks about Albert signing with another team.
On the bright side, my daughter, Sierra, now is a loyal, faithful Cardinals fan and will carry on my tradition. She bought a special book at her book fair recapping the season. She read it cover to cover last night.
The Cardinals and the loyal Redbird fans will survive without Albert, folks.