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Albert Pujols reportedly out for the season


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Angels getting more return on their ridiculous investment.

The Los Angeles Angel slugger has a partially torn plantar fascia, an injury that has bothered him most of the season. He aggravated it while running out a single in the ninth inning of Friday's 6-4 loss to Oakland.

http://www.sportingnews.com/mlb/story/2013-07-28/albert-pujols-injury-update-disabled-list-dl-plantar-fasciitis-angels

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Post Plantar fasciotomy here, which is what Albert basically did on his own if I understand it correctly. Personally (and I understand I don't have access to the medical treatments he does) I am worse after the surgery then before and it is a constant issue when playing sports. I actually do hope he recovers and is able to play again, but it can be debilitating.

I do believe Shannon Stewart's career was ended by the same thing. That is looking like an amazingly bad contract now.

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Getting old sucks. Especially when you are probably four years older than your listed age. Angels deserve all the bad karma they can get for going on this ridiculous spending spree that raised the prices on all players.

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Getting old sucks. Especially when you are probably four years older than your listed age. Angels deserve all the bad karma they can get for going on this ridiculous spending spree that raised the prices on all players.

Yup.

And the baseball gods are angry at Albert as well. The man was a Cardinal. He should have remained there and finished out his career. His greed is being paid back, karma style.

And for the record, I have been and still am a HUGE fan of Albert. He's been on my fantasy team since he came in the league, and I just plain like the dude. But he did the Cards wrong, and I think these things have a way of working themselves out.

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Getting old sucks. Especially when you are probably four years older than your listed age. Angels deserve all the bad karma they can get for going on this ridiculous spending spree that raised the prices on all players.

I don't know likely it is that Pujols lied about his age, as he went to high school and community college in the U.S. However, according to Wikipedia, he was walked 55 times in protest his senior year because opposing coaches didn't believe he was 18.

I wholeheartedly agree that the Angels are getting what they deserve, though. Nothing against Pujols, but that contract made no sense.

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Yup.

And the baseball gods are angry at Albert as well. The man was a Cardinal. He should have remained there and finished out his career. His greed is being paid back, karma style.

And for the record, I have been and still am a HUGE fan of Albert. He's been on my fantasy team since he came in the league, and I just plain like the dude. But he did the Cards wrong, and I think these things have a way of working themselves out.

He did the Cards a huge favor. They are certainly not missing him and even with a "team friendly" deal he would be making big money.

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Yup.

And the baseball gods are angry at Albert as well. The man was a Cardinal. He should have remained there and finished out his career. His greed is being paid back, karma style.

And for the record, I have been and still am a HUGE fan of Albert. He's been on my fantasy team since he came in the league, and I just plain like the dude. But he did the Cards wrong, and I think these things have a way of working themselves out.

Isn't this better for the Cardinals this way? They haven't missed a beat. Got another first round pick. And aren't burdened by his salary.

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Isn't this better for the Cardinals this way? They haven't missed a beat. Got another first round pick. And aren't burdened by his salary.

It worked out great for the Cards. I guess Dipper is saying he wants Pujols to be punished, in addition to the Cards being OK.

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I don't know likely it is that Pujols lied about his age, as he went to high school and community college in the U.S. However, according to Wikipedia, he was walked 55 times in protest his senior year because opposing coaches didn't believe he was 18.

I don't quite get how or why he would have pretended to be much younger than he was while he was in high school. If he was so good as a senior that everyone thought he was 22, wouldn't his career have been better served being in AA or AAA then? Something seems a little off, but I don't quite get what it is.

I wholeheartedly agree that the Angels are getting what they deserve, though. Nothing against Pujols, but that contract made no sense.

I think they assumed that they'd be taken to the cleaners the last few years of the deal. They just made the mistake tons of people have made before and assumed that their guy was going to be the one who aged better than almost anyone else. I mean, c'mon, he's Albert Pujols, even if he declines twice as fast as average he'll be pretty darned good at 40, right? Right?

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