Yes, it's about time for two things. First off, it's about time that I've updated Mysterious Walker. Sorry if you've been checking back only to see no updates. Hey, I'm a busy guy. I'll try to do better.
Secondly, it's about time Angels fans are booing Albert Pujols. Last night, the fans in Anaheim booed the 240-million dollar man. Finally. Pujols is batting a robust .194 after last night's 0-4. He has no home runs and 5 RBI's. Now I'm guessing sooner or later he'll hit that elusive 446th homer but right now he has fewer homers than Jopy Willis. Who's Jopy Willis? He's a guy on my old guy's baseball team who has one home run. Just wanted to give Jopy some pub.
Anyway, can you imagine the booing that Pujols would get if he signed with Boston, Philadelphia or the Yankees and produced these scrub-type numbers?
The saying the grass isn't greener on the other side certainly applies here. Pujols had everything he needed or could want in St. Louis. The fans loved him, he was the modern day Stan Musial. He had won a pair of World Series titles with the Cardinals, including last year, in a city that loves it's team. Seriously, what more could he have possibly wanted? Oh yeah, more money. As if he stayed in St. Louis he would have been standing on bread lines.
If you go for the money and you don't produce, you should expect to hear if from the fans. The Cards are in first place in the NL Central without their former idol. The Angels are in last place in the AL West. Meanwhile, there is no booing eminating from St. Louis. Some laughter though. Baseball is a crazy game.