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"albert pujols" Discussed on Bet The Board

Bet The Board

06:15 min | Last month

"albert pujols" Discussed on Bet The Board

"Let's go, let's go. It's time folks. That's right, we're gonna discuss undervalued and overvalued cards or maybe even some memorabilia assets potentially some players. Is it time to buy, sell or hold on to these assets or players? We'll give you some opinions and back it up. There's two cards that we're looking at today. And I'm gonna let you go first. We're looking at a 2003 Topps chrome refractor LeBron James PSA ten, and I'm interested to get your thoughts on this because it's a wildly popular card. We've seen the epic highs of this card. Months ago. Talk to us a little bit about why this makes your list of undervalued or overvalued. Well, last week we did just undervalued. So I thought I'd throw an overvalued in there. And you know, look, I don't want to knock the card too much, because it is actually an important card. It's the first issue for tops chrome. It's an extremely beautiful card from aesthetically, but it's just, it's too expensive. So when I made my decision to use this card, it was Friday, so a few days ago. And we had just had one cell on our premiere auction for about 50 K and since then, one actually closed over the weekend for 39 K so I think they're kind of trending down a little bit. We'll see where they settle. But there's a 174 PSA tens of this card. There's almost 700 of them graded with just PSA alone. Like I said, it is an iconic brand for LeBron and a staple rookie, but there's also this is a non numbered card. There are blacker factors though that are numbered out of 500. There are X factors that are out of two 20, I believe. And there are golds out of 50. So there's many options from this issue. Plus there's a base issue. There's just a top scroll based non refractor. There's a lot of availability for this card. And now people can make the argument well. There's 300 and something Michael Jordan PSA tens. But yeah, in 1986, you don't have many options for a Michael Jordan rookie. You got the 86 flir card number 57, or you have his flir sticker. That's it from 1986. So you look at 2003 and you have a slew of different brands of trading cards and rookies for LeBron James, because he was quote unquote, the chosen one coming out of high school. The manufacturing company is new to this. And they sure made sure they had enough inventory to go around to the general public. Yeah. And here's what's interesting to me because I did a little research on this. And there were four sales from March 2021 to April 2021 that all eclipsed 200,000 bucks. That was the 30 day window of the new peak of this card space. And you mentioned the one you guys sold for 50 K and then we saw the little dip based upon the slow start of LeBron James and the Lakers for 39 grand. I do want to ask you, at some point, the floor has got to be in here. I understand the temperature of the market. And I think over the next 18 months, all markets could be a little more volatile than we'd like. But this does feel like. And this is interesting to me because PWC Brent yourself kind of create things within this space that become adaptable and used further down the line. And this card feels like it fits your blue chip asset criteria. So I guess I'm not pushing back, but I do want to ask, we're thinking about a premium brand like Topps chrome. It's a refractor. Is this something where you feel the card is overvalued short term in the next 12 to 18 months? Or are you bearish on this card long term when we zoom out and look 5, ten years from now? No, not long term. Not long term at all. I think it's short term. It's just too much. This feels more like a 20 K card to me. 25 K somewhere in that range. I think you're right. So when I decided to pick this, it was about two X when I thought it should be worth. And that's why, and it's a very well-known card. And I think I said it's the first issue of tops chrome, which is an accurate. I think it's his rookie, is what I meant to say. But it's a card that obviously went to the moon. I mean, this card selling for over 200 K when there was over a 170 PSA tens. And that's not including any graded by Beckett or SGC. So there's a lot of quantity out there for this card. It is a staple card. It's a great brand. But I just feel in this moment in time. It's too much based on the quantity that's available. It makes complete sense. And I would agree with that certainly short term. Although long term, we'll see, obviously, a card like this is very dependent on the overall market. One card that I am very interested in. And I've looked at it for years and just have never pulled the trigger and it certainly bugs me now. But I think it's still undervalued. And I'm more of a singles and doubles hitter that views things 5, ten, 15, 20 years out. But I'm looking at the 2001 Bowman chrome refractor Albert Pujols autographed rookie to 500 copies. And there's just so much to like about this card. It's the big brand with Bowman chrome. It's an action hitting photo. So it's got that old school vibe with borders. But it's a refractor. So it has that new school shine that attracts some younger collectors and that part of the demographic. But I think what's most important to me is Albert Pujols, it's his most popular standard rookie card. But it also comes with this limited print run of 500 copies, which are all hand numbered. It's the very first year Bowman chrome had autographed base cards in the set. You're thinking big brand popular first of its kind and limited, that feels like the perfect recipe for long-term growth. But

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Bryce Harper solo home run gives Phillies the 1-0 lead

AP News Radio

00:30 sec | Last month

Bryce Harper solo home run gives Phillies the 1-0 lead

"Bryce Harper homered in Aaron nola pitch 6 and two thirds innings as the Philadelphia Phillies shut out the Saint Louis Cardinals two to nothing to win their first playoff series in 12 years Harper homered in the second inning and said he was not going to let this game slip away We're not losing this game No chance we're not losing this game I'll be the heart and soul that we have in this team So we have this organization We're going to keep going Albert Pujols went to for four and Yadier Molina added a hit in their final game of their careers for the central division champion Cardinals The Phillies will face the

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"albert pujols" Discussed on Big Time Baseball

Big Time Baseball

01:48 min | 2 months ago

"albert pujols" Discussed on Big Time Baseball

"On different. This is normally a you me and John problem. This is always, we gotta wrangle John from the east coast and figure it out for us West Coast boys, but here I am on the east coast, creating all the problems that John hayman creates on this show. Yeah, the connectivity could be a little bit of an issue with an east coaster and a west coaster, but we've made it work this week. Let's start with our pools. Reach the milestone. It gets to 700. He does it and only an Albert Pujols machine type of way. Two homers, same night, in Los Angeles, this is, in my opinion, the best right handed hitter that I have ever seen. He's top two. He's top two in my book in terms of just a hitter. But what a milestone. I mean, it's 700. Four people in the history of the game. You know what, I'll go 5 people. Let's throw sada or O on there too from Japan as well, who also hit like 800 career home runs. But outside of that, I mean, I also think we should talk about Josh Gibson and all the home runs he hit as well, but like, this is such an elite of an elite of an elite of an elite group. I mean, this isn't even Hall of Fame. This is a subsect of Hall of Fame. Like I have a coat. I have a co host on the card show, Craig carton who makes the joke all the time, that Babe Ruth never existed. He's a folk hero, like Paul bunyan. It's not a real thing. And of course you think that. All the things we ever heard about Babe Ruth her whole life. Like, that can't be real. And it is real. We've watched it with Albert Pujols, all for the last 20 years. And if you were not excited about it, basically I think Dave Roberts reaction to home run number two that night. Says

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"albert pujols" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

03:54 min | 2 months ago

"albert pujols" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

"And of course, all of this is relevant again, we're still relevant, as are so many of these past blasts, because a few years ago, MLB signed a deal with MGM and subsequently mandated that managers had to transmit their daily lineups to the league office and from there to the gambling partners before they were released to the press or the public, so the league gets to get those lineups at least 15 minutes before everyone else and then relay them to MGM and others and MLB said that this was done to reduce integrity risks associated with the expansion of sports betting, specifically to reduce the risk of confidential information being tipped. Make of that what you will, but as I often say, all of this has happened before, and it will all happen again, including me quoting that line. All right, one recommendation I will make to you relevant to our pool holes discussion, the MLB vault, Twitter account at MLB vault, published a video, it's called 700 swings for 700 Albert Pujols homers, and it is exactly what it sounds like. It's just a still image of Albert Pujols set up at the plate or in mid swing on every home run he's ever hit in the regular season at least, and it's just a ticker counting up with hundreds and hundreds of still images and some breaks for actual videos for the milestone dingers. I just wanted to shout this out and link to it in the show notes because of whatever editor or editors had to compile all of these still photos of Albert Pujols standing in the batter's box as he hid his home runs. I can't imagine how long this took to put together. I'm almost envious because a lot of these games are not accessible to the public. I mean, games that were played in 2001 or 2002 might as well have been the past blast from 1908. A lot of those things are not accessible, at least not in full, but somewhere in the MLB vault they exist. However, unless they are tagged in some way and unless there's a way to identify every time that Albert pools was swinging and hitting a home run at the plate in a programmatic method, this might have taken forever. We'd take a pretty long time even if you could cut right to the home run swing with 700 homers, so I imagine that one way or another, a lot of work went into that Montage and I applaud it. It's pretty cool. Also, happy 97th birthday this week to effectively wild legend and former guest Bobby shantz, hope he's doing well and two very brief follow-ups from our email show last time we talked about the pitch clock versus pitch timer terminology. Someone suggested that maybe MLB is trying to push pitch timer on us because focus groups or fans in general recoiled at the idea of a clock in baseball. And so they're trying to distance the pitch clock from the concept of a clock by calling it a pitch timer. Could be, again, I don't hate pitch timer, arguably it's more accurate than pitch clock and that it's counting down not counting up, but I'm used to calling it a pitch clock. We all know what a pitch clock is. I'm satisfied with that one term. But maybe, maybe that is MLB's ulterior motive for tried to rebrand the pitch clock as the pitch timer. Second point is that we answered a question about what would happen if hitters had their own personal strike zones if they could decide what would be a strike and what their strike zone would be shaped like. We talked through a lot of the ramifications about that that would probably make things interesting but unworkable. One thing I wanted to mention is that I imagine that many hitters actually would just stick with the off the rack strike zone because if you think about it, the strike zone as currently constituted is designed to make strikes be fairly hittable pitches, right? Most hitters are going to be hot, middle, middle, and on pitches that are in the zone. So I'm not sure it would actually vary that much from hitter to hitter. I mean, yeah, you have high ball hitters and you have low ball hitters, and you have hitters who like a ball inside or outside. But I think most of the personal strike zones would map on fairly well to the regulation zone. There would be some interesting deviations, and I guess everyone, or many players would have at least some small shift, but you'd have a lot of overlap between the personal preferred strike zone and the one size fits all. Meant to mention that last time. So I figured I'd follow up. For now,

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"albert pujols" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:47 min | 2 months ago

"albert pujols" Discussed on WTOP

"Republican money is coming out of states like New Hampshire and Arizona. That's a good sign for Democrats, but not a guarantee that they're going to hold the Senate. Mister political we could review editor in chief of the hill, bob Cusack, and the conversation with Mark and Gigi. You are listening to 103.5 FM at WTO P dot com. Sports at 15 and 45 powered by Red River, technology decisions aren't black and white. Think red. It Saturday September 24th, it needs porch time and three 15 Frankie shared once again this early hour. There is a new member of the 700 club in Homer's Albert Pujols. It's number 6 99 and 700 in the same game joins Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth in the 700 club. Nationals lacked offense yet again, they lose 5 to two at the Miami Marlins. Lane Thomas actually let off the game with a solo Homer, but then they didn't get anything until the 8th enjoyment with an RBI double, but that was it offensively just I agree, striking out three over 6 innings of work. He gave up 400 runs. That's following their opener at the Marlins 5 to two. Birds were winners. Knocking off Houston 6 zip Friday night at oriole park at Camden yard same two on Saturday, college football, Virginia. Doug is 16 zip hole fought back but losing the end late field goal by Syracuse 22 20 orange off to a four and O start. Back to college football, big day Saturday for Maryland football is a visit Michigan. 17 point underdogs are the terps who are trying to go to fort as well. Again, Albert Pujols, career Homer number 700, Nats fall to the Marlins of Frank Anne ran WTO sports. Thanks for he was always three 16 Saturday morning September 24th. Welcome to the

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"albert pujols" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

03:22 min | 2 months ago

"albert pujols" Discussed on WTOP

"Sports at 15 and 45 powered by Red River, technology decisions aren't black and white. Think red. Everybody, September 24th, two 15 indeed sports time, mister Frank Henry had once again this early hour. There is a new member of the 700 club in Homer's Albert Pujols. It's number 6 99 and 700 in the same game joins Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth in the 700 club. Nationals lacked offense yet again, they lose 5 to two at the Miami Marlins. Lane Thomas actually let off the game with a solo Homer, but then they didn't get anything until the 8th Y M and S's with an RBI double, but that was it offensively just I agree. Striking out three over 6 innings of work. He gave up 400 runs. That's following their opener at the Marlins 5 to two. Birds were winners, knocking off Houston 6 zip Friday night at oriole park at Camden yards. On Saturday, college football, Virginia. Doug is 16 zip hole fought back but losing the end late field goal by Syracuse 22 20 orange off to a four and O start. Back to college football big day Saturday for Maryland football is a visit Michigan. 17 point underdogs are the terps who are trying to go to fort as well. Again, Albert Pujols, career Homer number 700 Nats fall to the Marlins of Frank hanran WTO sports. As always, two 16 Saturday morning September 24th on WTO, welcome to the weekend, everybody. Among the top stories we're following for you this 2 a.m. hours Saturday morning on TOP, a Maryland judge has ruled this week that elections officials can start counting mail in ballots soon as October 1st. However, no results we're told will be revealed until polls officially close on election night, the governor is said to support this decision. At autopsy shows a black man from Colorado died after he was injected with too much sedative and restrained by police outside of Denver, 23 year olds, Eli, Elijah, that is Elijah mcclain died back in 2019, three police officers and two paramedics are facing charges in his death. This morning, the original autopsy said the cause of death could not be determined. Florida is in the state of emergency as tropical depression is marching towards the gulf this morning, a 1901 abortion ban law once again law in Arizona this morning stay with WTO for more on these developing stories in just minutes where the time now is two 17. You know a local chef is making a name for himself on social media and he says he's just getting started. Since southern favorites out of Mississippi to specialty dishes out of Seattle, chef Boyd Brown the third grew up in the kitchen. Those Saturday mornings smelling the sausage cooking, the pots and pans rattling around. His drive to learn kicked in during college, 16 years and 200,000 TikTok followers later, his takes on traditional food favorites have been a hit. My recipe ebook that's dropping next week has one of my favorite dishes. It's an oxtail and Gruyere sandwich. So what's next? Well, he hopes to eventually open a restaurant here in the DMV, and is encouraging others to take a chance on themselves. You have to put in the work. Melissa how WTO penis. It's Saturday, September 24th, weekend everybody. We made it good morning. It's two 18. I think it was one of the 8. Good morning to Ian Crawford with this, and the double DTO P traffic

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Albert Pujols becomes just fourth player to hit 700 home runs

AP News Radio

00:33 sec | 2 months ago

Albert Pujols becomes just fourth player to hit 700 home runs

"Albert Pujols has reached the 700 home run mark while leading the cardinals to an 11 nothing route of the Dodgers Pool holes did it by homering twice once in the third inning and another in the fourth It was his 14th home run since the start of August as the 42 year old Pujols appears ready to retire with a bang He's the fourth player in major league history to hit 700 home runs Joining Barry Bonds Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth Pujols finished with 5 RBIs while Lars newt Bart added a two run Homer in three RBIs Jose can Tana scattered 5 hits over 6 and two thirds innings I'm Dave ferry

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"albert pujols" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:43 min | 2 months ago

"albert pujols" Discussed on WTOP

"Money is coming out of states like New Hampshire and Arizona. That's a good sign for Democrats, but not a guarantee that they're going to hold the Senate. With the political we could review, editor in chief of the hill, bob Cusack, and the conversation with Mark and Gigi. You are listening to one O 3.5 FM at WTO P dot com. Sports at 15 and 45 powered by Red River, technology decisions aren't black and white. Think red. Welcome to the weekend, everybody. September 24th, one 15 and Friday eastern. Once again, this early hour. There is a new member of the 700 club in Homer's Albert Pujols. It's number 6 99 and 700 in the same game joins Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, and Babe Ruth in the 700 club. Nationals lacked offense yet again, they lose 5 to two at the Miami Marlins. Lane Thomas actually let off the game with a solo Homer, but then they didn't get anything until the 8th Julian esses with an RBI double, but that was it offensively just I agree. Striking out three over 6 innings of work. He gave up 400 runs. That's following their opener at the Marlins 5 to two. Birds were winners, knocking off Houston 6 zip Friday night at oriole park at Camden yard same two on Saturday, college football, Virginia. Doug is 16 zip hole fought back but losing the end late field goal by Syracuse 22 20 orange off to a four and O start. Back to college football big day Saturday for Maryland football is a visit in Michigan. 17 point underdogs are the terps who are trying to go to as well. Again, Albert Pujols grew Homer number 700 Nats fall to the Marlins of

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"albert pujols" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

03:34 min | 2 months ago

"albert pujols" Discussed on WTOP

"45 powered by Red River, technology decisions aren't black and white. Think red. It's not an ornament it's the weekend, everybody we've made is zipper 24th, 1215 in the morning, Frankie's first mid light hit with a Saturday. There is a new member of the 700 club in Homer's Albert Pujols. It's number 6 99 and 700 in the same game joins Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth in the 700 club. Nationals lacked offense yet again, they lose 5 to two at the Miami Marlins. Lane Thomas actually let off the game with a solo Homer, but then they didn't get anything until the 8th you aim in essence with an RBI double, but that was it offensively Josiah gray striking out three over 6 innings of work. He gave up 400 runs. That's following their opener at the Marlins 5 to two. Birds were winners, knocking off Houston 6 zip Friday night at oriole park at Camden yard same two on Saturday. College football, Virginia. Doug is 16 zip hole fought back but losing the end late field goal by Syracuse 22 20 orange off to a four and O start. Back to college football big day Saturday for Maryland football is a visit Michigan 17 point underdogs are the terps who are trying to go to as well. Again, Albert Pujols, career Homer number 700 Nats fall to the Marlins of Frank Han WTO sports. 1216 Saturday morning on WDC. Along the top stories we're following for you on TLP this midnight hour Maryland judge ruling this week that elections officials can start counting mail in ballots as soon as October 1st, however, no results will be revealed until polls are closed on election night, the governor supports the decision. At autopsy shows a black man from Colorado died after he was injected with too much sedative and restrained by police outside of Denver 23 year old Elijah mcclain died in 2019, three police officers in the case and two paramedics are facing charges in his death. The original autopsy said the cause of death could not be determined. State with WTO for more on these developing stories than just minutes where the time now Saturday morning is 1217. A local chef is making a name for himself on social media and he's just getting started. In southern favorites out of Mississippi to specialty dishes out of Seattle, chef Boyd Brown the third grew up in the kitchen. Those Saturday mornings smelling the sauce it's cooking, the pots and pans rattling around. His drive to learn kicked in during college, 16 years and 200,000 TikTok followers later, his takes on traditional food favorites have been a hit. My recipe ebook that's dropping next week has one of my favorite dishes. It's an oxtail and Gruyere sandwich. So what's next? Well, he hopes to eventually open a restaurant here in the DMV, and is encouraging others to take a chance on themselves. You have to put in the work. Melissa Howell WTO news. And if you love them, you know what's paw policies in around here. People often ask, how come I don't see this in the grocery store and how come I've never heard of it before? Elise Elaine, the owner of two boots farm in Carroll county. Growing commercially is very labor intensive. If the pawpaw comes off the tree too soon and may never ripen. We go out during pawpaw season every single day and we touch every single pop to see if it's ripe. Once it's picked, there's only a few days before it's ready to be eaten. It would wait for it to be pretty squishy, just like an avocado would be. She says, that's why you see paw paws at farmers markets, but not supermarkets. Neil law can stay in double TLP news

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Albert Pujols hits 698th homer, helps Cards beat Reds 6-5

AP News Radio

00:31 sec | 2 months ago

Albert Pujols hits 698th homer, helps Cards beat Reds 6-5

"Albert Pujols his career home run number 698 is the Cardinals defeat the reds 6 to 5 the red birds DH says the chase for 700 career homers is not his motivation I'm never a guy that take a lot of pride I think getting every opportunity I've been getting especially as lately and just try to help this ball club to wine and my main goal you know it's one 8 championship my last year that'd be awesome Nolan Arenado drives in a pair of runs including the go ahead tally in the 7th inning Ryan helsley records the save with an immaculate 9th inning Mike Reeves St. Louis

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Reds snap six-game losing streak, beat Cardinals 3-2

AP News Radio

00:32 sec | 2 months ago

Reds snap six-game losing streak, beat Cardinals 3-2

"Or Cincinnati pictures combined to limit the Cardinals to three hits in a three to two win chase Anderson pitches 5 innings to record the victory That's a really good team over there I mean they're in first place to reason and potential future Hall of Famers in that lineup And there is one with the two of them in the Arctic Pujols and yachty So it's fun to compete against the best They're just kind of tells you where you stand Nixon zell and aristides Aquino hit solo home runs for the reds Paul Goldschmidt and Albert Pujols driving the rydberg runs The cards lead over the second place brewers in the NL central is now 7 and a half games Mike Reeves St. Louis

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Wainwright, Molina make history, then lead Cards over Brews

AP News Radio

00:35 sec | 2 months ago

Wainwright, Molina make history, then lead Cards over Brews

"Signal was pitcher Adam Wainwright and catcher Yadier Molina start their 325th game as battery mates to set the MLB mark in the cardinals four to one win over the brewers Wainwright pitches 5 inches to pick up the win and says setting the record in St. Louis is meaningful I would have felt weird going somewhere else I'd look at myself in the mirror and just ask myself what am I doing You know like I belong here and this is where I belong and this is where I should have been and this is where Yadier should have been and has been and this is just home for us Know that Ariana and Lars newt bar hit home runs while Molina and Albert Pujols deliver run scoring hits for the NL central division leading Cardinals I'm Mike Reeves

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"albert pujols" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

06:52 min | 2 months ago

"albert pujols" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

"Have you heard of this disgust or studying in the past? Am I not thinking of something obvious that would make the snap work? I think I've heard this floated just because everything has been floated at some point. Sure. I think he is essentially right that a bigger baseball would create more drag because it would have more surface area and it would not carry as well. I wouldn't be able to say what the effect that the stitches might have and the movement and all of that. And I guess that is maybe one reason why you wouldn't do this versus just the tempering with the ball, you know, it's pretty serious business. As we have learned of late when MLB has either changed the ball intentionally or had it changed unintentionally, just tiny changes in the ball really can change things about baseball that maybe you hadn't even anticipated. Now, to their credit, I suppose they did set out to deaden the ball somewhat. You could argue whether that was a good idea to do that at this point, but they did intend to do that and that has happened. I would argue that the effects have not been great in that we've had just less offense and the other offensive problems haven't necessarily fixed themselves. We just have the ball carrying less, but they did set out to make the ball debtor and they did achieve that goal, which maybe gives you a bit of confidence that they could actually achieve whatever effect that they intended if they were to make the ball bigger, but it is playing with fire a little bit. Like when you mess with the ball, when you mess with the strike zone, it is a great way to achieve some results because a small change to those things really can change big things about baseball and about the baseball, but it's dangerous, you know? And so you might say, well, it makes sense. Just go straight to the baseball and why mess around around the margins here. We could just fix the baseball itself and govern the way that we want the game to be played that way. No mass no fuss, but it is a little scary, I think, to tamper with the thing that this sport is named after the most central piece of equipment. So if there's sort of a more elegant way to achieve that goal without messing with the baseball and possibly courting some sort of disaster, you know, I don't know how big a deal is like pitchers can be pretty finicky about the ball and what feels. And understandably so. So if you were to actually change the size of the thing in a noticeable way, pitchers would probably have some notes about that. Oh yeah, I mean like can you imagine how many, even if they're all the same size, some starter would just keep throwing them back and being like, no, not that one. No, not that one. No, not that one. No, not that one. I mean, in some respects, it would be, it could be an opportunity for the league to say, let's all come together and we're gonna have you, you know, lab leak. We're gonna have a lab leak this ball and find something that is sort of a nice middle point between the offensive environment we want and something you actually feel comfortable throwing. But it would be the size of the baseball. That just feels like big stuff to change. And they would be quirky even still be able to use it as a comp for the toilet flap. Precise. It never think about the knock on effects of these things until it's too late and suddenly you don't know what size toilet flap to get or what a grape versus a grapefruit is. You know, we're just out here flying blind about fruit and baseballs. Yeah, gotta be careful when you mess with the bulb. But. I agree, it might have the intended effect, but then again, it might backfire hardly and what would happen if you manufactured all of the balls and you put all your balls in that court so to speak or you're also met basketball. They come home to roost. Eggs and baskets, chickens, roost, I guess those things go together. In the hand versus the bush, you would definitely want to have a lab leak situation before you change the ball in that sort of significant way. I just saw in the baseball subreddit that if two baseball games in which Albert Pujols homered had not been rained out, he would actually have 699 now because in 2003 and 2008, he hit home runs in games that were rained out before the completion of 5 innings. And then they never made the month. Right. And now, of course, those wood count and you would have just continued those games. They've changed the suspension rules. Yeah. So I guess there's press for this and that there used to be certain types of balls that were homers that are not now or that weren't homers that are now like balls that went fair past the foul pole, but then landed foul used to be foul balls, I believe, at one point. And balls that bounced on the warning track and went over the fence, those used to be homers at one point, so you could play this game with Babe Ruth and others as well. But even with Albert Pujols who did not play like a century ago, they have changed the rules within his very long career in such a way that, you know, if they played the whole thing over with the current rules, maybe he'd have two more diggers and then he'd just need one more, which would be well within reach, although three seems pretty within reach the way that he's going lately anyway. All right. Also a question along these lines from Chase gave 2000 again, Patreon supporter. So we just talked about the ball. He says, we're spending so much energy on fixing the balls, but maybe we should fix the bets. He says, slimmer, more flexible, or less flexible, I don't know. I know I've read about how unwieldy Babe Ruth's bat was, maybe we're due for another revolution there while we're moving second base and adding clocks. And Mike Z listener says, in listening to the recent discussion about what the effects of shrinking gloves would be, it reminded me of the different bats I used growing up as I progressed through little league and into high school ball, the rule regarding weight of the bats would change, but also the diameter, if I remember right, the under ten leagues were allowed to use two and a quarter inch barrels, ten to 14 could use two and three quarter inch barrels and over 14 would use two and 5 eighths inches barrels. I could be remembering the ages rung, but the idea of different barrel sizes is pretty commonly accepted and people don't think twice about it. What if we allow major leaguers to use bats slightly bigger in diameter? I don't think they would have a problem adjusting and in theory would help them make more contact with the absolutely nasty pitches we see today. One hesitation I had initially was that it would just produce more foul balls and we've got enough of those already, but the more I think about it, I think we would trade some foul balls for balls in play and some whiffs for fouls, which might end up in a net zero change in foul tips.

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Albert Pujols slams career homer No. 697 in Cardinals' victory vs. Pirates

AP News Radio

00:25 sec | 2 months ago

Albert Pujols slams career homer No. 697 in Cardinals' victory vs. Pirates

"Albert Pujols at career home run 6 96 as the Cardinals rallied to beat the pirates 7 5 pul host's long ball moves him into fourth place on baseball's all time home run list tying him with Alex Rodriguez He continues to inch closer to 700 homers in his final season 21 years ago weighing on make the book club that wasn't something I always chasing him 22 years later I don't think I'm gonna change my approach I think I'm gonna let things happen

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"albert pujols" Discussed on ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily

02:35 min | 3 months ago

"albert pujols" Discussed on ESPN Daily

"He's a man of his word. He's true to what he says, and he told me late last year, even though everybody was basically saying that he should retire. He told me that he was taking his time in making a decision because he wanted to be sure that this was it. And what he told me was when I say I'm done, I'm done. And so I think he will be done after this season. And I think we should all just enjoy it. But if this is the end, if this is goodbye, if we're all waving goodbye to Albert Pujols, what exactly are we waving goodbye to? Would you say? One of the best baseball players who has ever lived, one of the top right handed hitters ever probably the second greatest first baseman ever behind Lou Gehrig. Somebody who's done things that basically only Hank Aaron is done, maybe Alex Rodriguez, somebody who has had an immeasurable impact on the sport because of the amount of players that he influenced along the way, but I think the perception of Albert Pujols is career as being a two act play. Is now misplaced. What we're living now is a third act and it's been stirring, it's been electrifying and the best thing about it is the fun part is what's coming and September and a pennant race

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"albert pujols" Discussed on ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily

04:25 min | 3 months ago

"albert pujols" Discussed on ESPN Daily

"Think that's a coincidence. Not just because of tangibly he is providing a power source for that team and he's making a meaningful contribution, but I think Albert pool is very much sets the tone on that team. I think it says a lot about just the admiration that he has for the players in there. I mean, I remember every game that I would cover with Albert pools at the start of every series. You would have players from the other team who would flock to where he was because they wanted to talk to him. Almost at the start of every series, there would be at least one veteran player, usually a Latin player. Who would bring a younger Latin player with him to be like, hey, look, come come with me. I will introduce you to Albert Pujols. This happened at the start of basically every series. Now we saw it at the All-Star Game at the home run Derby, right? We saw it on camera on national TV. Everybody realized, wait a minute, this guy is this pied piper of young players right now. Yeah, in Pablo that moment, right? When he takes sort of a timeout from his home run Derby round. And then everybody from both sides of the dugout just sort of surrounds him and tries to sort of motivate him and you have this sort of magical kind of encircling around Albert Pujols. And everybody all the players making their way towards Albert. Check this scene out in his last home run Derby. This is respect. The players are here to see Albert Pujols. It's important to note who was there, right by him. It's Juan Soto. It's Vladimir Guerrero junior, it's framber Valdez, Luis Castillo. For Dominican players of that generation, Albert pools is dear Michael Jordan. They came up playing baseball, admiring him the way kids of the 90s admired Michael Jordan. And Albert Pujols throughout his career has always made it a point to take care of Latin players. He saw it as a responsibility. And a lot of them look up to him not just as a role model, but they see him as somebody they could talk to. Somebody they could confide in. Somebody who will do anything for them to help them on their career path. And I think that's become a very big part of the legacy of Albert Pujols. That maybe is not as well known as some of the other stuff, but I think it's been just as impactful. But the idea that Albert Pujols means this much to all of these players across baseball outside of his own Clubhouse, it does raise questions for me now Alden about how it feels to be a supporting cast member inside of the Cardinals clubhouses. They are obviously trying to win a World Series and have a realistic shot at trying to do it as this whole circus now is emerging. I honestly think he's been a very welcomed distraction. I think what he's doing, his pursuit of 700 and just a resurgence he's had this month, has taken a lot of pressure off the rest of that group. Consider this Pablo, Paul coach Schmidt is chasing a Triple Crown. Yes. We're not talking about Paul Goldschmidt. Right. Might be the actual MVP. Might be the MVP is the FrontRunner for it, and we're talking only about Albert Pujols and what he's doing and the chase for 700. This 42 year old guy at the end of a very long career still very much sets the tone for a team and I think it's very much the case in that city, where even though he left for about a decade, he is still basically a God there. And so at the very end here Alden, we are standing here as the Cardinals have, I'm doing the math here. 31 games left in this regular season. And 700 home runs, this very, very magical round number that only three major leaguers have ever reached. That's Barry Bonds that's Hank Aaron, that's Babe Ruth. If Albert Pujols does not hit number 700 by the end of this year, do you think he comes back next season? I don't. I think

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"albert pujols" Discussed on ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily

02:31 min | 3 months ago

"albert pujols" Discussed on ESPN Daily

"Pools goes on a 27 game homerless street. And I want to, I want to emphasize that because here's the guy who signed a $240 million contract who is the face of baseball. Yes. Everybody's talking about this deal. And he goes 27 games without hitting his first home run. It was remarkable, and when you take that and you just sort of zoom out a little bit. And you look at a ten year deal with the angels, he played 9 plus seasons there. The angels ultimately got three months of peak Albert pools throughout the entirety of that contract. 2013 starts. He's got plantar fasciitis on his foot. He tries to play through it for about four months. He does not look like himself, and he has season ending surgery toward the end of July. And what comes out of that surgery into now, 2014? Is all of a sudden somebody who's different? Somebody who's clearly a lesser version of the Albert pools we knew as recently as August of 2012. And he's just never the same again. Yeah, if he was a machine at this point, Alden, he was like an old smartphone, right? The kind where everything was just feeling slower and rusty and kind of like the battery was dying. Quicker and quicker every day. As somebody who sort of grew up in the right generation to have Albert pools ascendance, coincide with peak baseball fandom. Yes. It was honestly difficult to watch. To watch this man has seemed invincible now struggle to get out of the batter's box and ground into a comical number of double play, so many double

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"albert pujols" Discussed on ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily

08:29 min | 3 months ago

"albert pujols" Discussed on ESPN Daily

"No sport worships round numbers, like Major League Baseball. And Major League Baseball's holiest, roundest number. He's also its most exclusive one. 700. As in 700 home runs as in Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron and Barry bonds, the only three people who have ever hit that many. Until maybe. Right now. Yes, Albert Pujols has now hit 694 homers and counting. At age 42, but even that is only part of this story. So today, with his Saint Louis Cardinals, sitting atop their division again, and all of baseball marveling at the machine. Again. We try to understand the man. I'm Pablo Torre, it's Friday, September 2nd. This is ESPN daily. It's college football season, which means you need the unbeatable coverage of sling TV, starting at $35 a month. Sling is all the big games on the biggest channels like ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN three, SEC network, ACC network, Fox, and the Big Ten network, all for the best price. You can stream on any device, record up to 50 hours with included DVR space, and pause or change your service at any time. Check out sling dot com for special offers. Sling. The live TV love for a price you'll love. Try us today. So Alden, this is where I confess the other part of why I thought we'd never be doing an ESPN daily episode about Albert Pujols in the year 2022. And that is simply because I have considered him from afar at least to be kind of boring, right? I sort of believe that I understood his story from afar. I had never interviewed him, of course, but that's the other part of him being the machine. It's that he is both ridiculously metro nomic in his consistency and his abilities, but then he fell off and then he just sort of seemed robotic to me by the end. Yeah, I don't have a good descriptor like metronomic, but I would describe him as fiercely serious. And with no tolerance of anything that would ever sort of get in the way of his job. Machine bike, really. I think he's also fiercely dedicated and proud and competitive and I think he's the type of person though that if he likes you, if you're in his inner circle, he is incredibly loyal. He will do anything for you. And there are a lot of people in the sport, and it's why you've seen him become so revered as he plays out this last season, who deeply admire him, who credit him for so much of their success because he looked after them. He's also somebody who will say, comically, that he doesn't care about his numbers. And I could tell you for a fact that he cares a lot about not just his numbers, but where he resides in history. But all that I do want to be very clear about something too. Like I do care about his numbers because his numbers and this is something that I was reminded of when I was preparing to talk to you today. His numbers in St. Louis are unbelievable bad. Can we just look at his baseball reference page together here for a second? Can we both pull that up and just sort of marvel at what he did with the Cardinals? It's bookmarked on my page. Okay, great. It's right in front of me too. And what he did, I mean, ten of his 11 years. The first 11 years he had in St. Louis, he was a top 5 MVP finisher, right? He never fell out of the top ten. He won MVP three times. Yeah, Pablo, it wasn't just crazy. It wasn't just unprecedented. It was perfect. The way it ended, you look back, his 11th year in St. Louis, he fell one batting average point. And one RBI short of going 330 homers a hundred RBIs for the 11th consecutive year. And here goes one into left. How about three on the night? They end up winning the World Series. That year. That city is as baseball crazed as any city in America. And Albert Pujols was on top of the world, he was a God. A three run shot at two run home run. And now a solo blast. And Albert Pujols has tied. Reggie Jackson with three home runs against the rangers in game three. We were thinking at that point, this man is very clearly on a path to becoming the greatest baseball player who has ever lived. Yes, yes, he won two World Series in St. Louis. He was the best slugger in baseball. He was a guy who he was as a hitter Alden. I don't know if you went into a lab if you could produce a better specimen than what Albert Pujols had given us for over a decade. Yeah, think Mark Maguire power and Tony Gwynn bat control. That's what Albert Pujols was. He, he was the perfect hitter, but he was also a gold glove, first baseman. He was also somebody who stole a bunch of bases, he was also somebody who came up big in big moments. I mean, that home run that he hit off Brad legend Houston still hasn't landed. In the air left field and pools has given St. Louis. A drop at a towering three run home run. Stunned in disbelief here in Houston. Yeah, he basically broke Brad lidge, who was one of the best closers in the game, was never the same after that. It's become an iconic postseason moment throughout baseball history. There's a reason why they called him the machine. Tony La Russa used to call him. This is not a great nickname, but he would call him perfect pools. Because he seemed to do everything perfectly on a baseball field and he seemed untouchable. And so how is it Alden that he enters your world? How is it that he ends up with the angels in LA or outside of LA technically? So it's December of 2011. We are in the winter meetings in Texas and it is my first week covering a baseball beat. So that was perfect timing on my end and the angels shock all of baseball and they sign Albert Pujols and nobody saw this coming. Everybody, not unlike the Freddie Freeman situation in Atlanta. I would say to an even greater extent. The foregone conclusion always was Albert Pujols is going to stay in St. Louis. He is going to have a statue in front of Busch stadium, like Stan Musial does. They were going on the same path. And the Cardinals were never willing to commit enough money, specifically they were never willing to commit enough years. And ten years, $240 million, it blew the Cardinals offer out of the water and it became almost a simple decision for Albert pools and his camp during that time. So this right handed hitter, this bat, who is perfect and all of these ways, as you said, how is it that things fall off almost immediately? It's really amazing when you think about it and I was there for basically the entirety of that stint with the angels from start to finish. He gets there and I'll never forget the spring training that he had that first year in the spring of 2012, where he showed up in incredible shape and nobody could get him out. He looks like 2005 Albert Pujols that spring. For some reason, it's just embedded in my memory. Then this season starts. Albert

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"albert pujols" Discussed on ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily

02:58 min | 3 months ago

"albert pujols" Discussed on ESPN Daily

"Alton Gonzalez, I want to be very honest with you. I did not plan on doing an Albert Pujols episode. I guess during my tenure hosting this show at all, I thought we had missed the window on him being a person that we should be impressed by. But then stuff kept happening. Stuff like what happened on August 22nd at Wrigley Field. What exactly occurred? He homered again, Pablo. And Paul holes heads head out to deep brown. At the wire. 600 and 93 home runs. And historic home run. He didn't just Homer again. He homered on a fastball near his head. This is way up there. I mean, this is almost neck high to Albert. And he turns it around. It was the 693rd home run of his career, it was his 6th home run in a stretch of 20 at bats. It was the only run of the game. It was the reason why the Cardinals won that game, and if you go back to some of the comments that his teammates, his opponents were saying, I think I painted a good picture of where Albert pools is right now, Nolan Gorman, a rookie on the cardinal said it was insane, Paul deyoung, an infielder on that team said he couldn't believe it. Drew smiley, the man who gave up the home run said he's the machine for a reason. He's back. And I just used to go. He's one of the guys of all time. He finally got me. He's the machine for a reason. He's back. Yeah, I thought the machine was broken. I just want to say this with all of the bluntness required here. I thought this dude was done. And then the very next week this week, he crushes home run number 694 off of Ross detweiler. Albert lifts it in the arrow dig deep right at the wall gone 6 94. And its history. The 450th different pitcher that Albert is Homer against. Nobody in the game has ever done that. And yes, this is the 450th pitcher that Albert Pujols has hit a Homer off of, which happens to be more than anyone in history, including Barry Bonds. And you covered him Alden. You covered him when I thought he was cooked on the angels when he was there for like a decade. So what have you been thinking as you've been watching this? That Albert Pujols is navigating through the type of career renaissance, really, that I don't think anybody could have ever foreseen. And I mean, it's really interesting with him because Albert Pujols career had been very clearly defined as

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"albert pujols" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show

The Dan Patrick Show

05:07 min | 3 months ago

"albert pujols" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show

"Aaron judge hit his 50th home run of the season last night. We have a poll question off of that. Pauly, you want to do the honors. Okay, this is heavy. You gotta think about it. You can think about your answer. If Aaron judge hits more than 61 homers this year. Who will you consider the single season home run king? Aaron judge, Barry Bonds, Sosa Maguire, Roger Maris. They've all gone over 60. Well, I got a lump on Sosa and Maguire altogether. Okay. Here's the thing. As much as I would love to recognize Roger Maris, I can't because baseball allowed this to happen. it's there. Barry Bonds is the all time home run king. I still look at Hank Aaron as the old time home run king. For the single season. It'd be the same thing, but judge is in the steroid testing era. You could feel that he is. If judge broke it, then I would look at Aaron judge as the single season home run champ. Even if he's ten fewer than Barry Bonds. Yes. Okay. Do you think a lot of people feel that way? No. Probably not. I mean, I think we got to the point where now, 15 years ago, this is a big deal when Aaron judge is doing. Now it's on a big deal. I mean, Albert Pujols getting to maybe 700 home runs. All right. Mike, it's not a big deal. It's almost a bigger deal because he's ending his career. Will he end his career and piece a couple shy of 700. That's really the question here. And if he does come back, does he then break Babe Ruth's record? But Aaron judge with 50 home runs, it's a big deal. I love the fact that he bet on himself, didn't sign that extension. And now the Yankees are going to be on the hook for $400 million with Aaron judge. Yes, Marv. And when I looked on the list of Homer leaders, pool hosts is right behind a right,

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Pujols homers as Montgomery, Cardinals blank Cubs 1-0

AP News Radio

00:34 sec | 3 months ago

Pujols homers as Montgomery, Cardinals blank Cubs 1-0

"Jordan Montgomery went the distance on a one hitter is the cardinal shut off the cubs one nothing Montgomery has been brilliant since coming over in a trade from the Yankees I try and stay confident all the time It's hard in baseball as roller coaster so try and forget this after tomorrow Like I said just keep every bullpen I'm working on something and then when I get to take the ball and compete and just try and make pictures Offensively Albert Pujols hit yet another home run his 6th in the last 7 games and number 6 93 for his career He also went deep against the 449th different pitcher in his career that ties Barry Bonds for the top of that list David Schuster Chicago

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Pujols blasts two more HRs, Cardinals beat Diamondbacks 16-7

AP News Radio

00:30 sec | 3 months ago

Pujols blasts two more HRs, Cardinals beat Diamondbacks 16-7

"Albert Pujols hit a pair of home runs to set the tone in the Cardinals 16 7 thumping of the Diamondbacks Pujols went deep in the second and fourth off Madison Bumgarner helping the Cardinals win their 6th in a row and 15th and 18 games He's HI of 700 home runs Paul the young launched a Grand Slam and Paul Goldschmidt collected three hits and four RBIs Goldschmidt's back to three run Homer while St. Louis scored 8 times in the 9th The Cardinals stretched their lead in the NL central to 5 games over Milwaukee I'm Dave ferry

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"albert pujols" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

02:00 min | 3 months ago

"albert pujols" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

"Nothing here cardinals and the pitch two cools has hit deep down the left field line. Towards the wall and it is gone. A Grand Slam for Albert Pujols. It's number 6 hundred. Okay, first off, didn't shitting with the bases loaded up 6 nothing in the third inning is a mood. I appreciate that, Ollie marvel. And listen, you have to take advantage of what Albert Pujols is these days and what he is is he's raking in his final season. Just crushing it. Let's acknowledge Albert Pujols as best used in a limited role in the role that Ali marl the manager in John mosaic, the Cardinals president, have drawn up for him, is awfully compelling. Listen to this, in Albert Pujols is 45 plate appearances since the all star break. He is slashing four 15 four 67 8 54. That is an OPS of 1320. Do you know who among all the players in baseball with at least 40 plate appearances have a better OPS than that? The answer is nobody. Aaron judge, second half OPS, 1301, Shohei Ohtani ten 20. He's been awesome in the second half. Not as good as pool holes in his limited sample, Paul Goldschmidt Nolan Arenado, same thing goes. Alex Bregman will talk actually I was going to say we'll talk more about him later, but we can talk about him now because the Houston Astros on the day that the Chicago White Sox came to an agreement with Elvis Andrews to try and stabilize their shorts opposition stabilize their season the Houston Astros went and played bully and they hung the White Sox by their underwear on a wedgie nail. The final score was 21 to 5 and Alex Bregman was in the middle of all of it. Pitched to Bregman.

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"albert pujols" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

02:21 min | 3 months ago

"albert pujols" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

"Early in New York. And at that point, they've been staving off panic in New York for a little while now guys. They've been trying to tell themselves everything's gonna be okay. Everything's gonna be fine and they needed a walk off Grand Slam from Josh Donaldson the night before and now the Yankees can't get to Jose barrios who entered the game with a 5.61 ERA. Howard Bryant is going to talk a lot about Yankees panic. Are you guys panicking yet? Or are you Taylor wearing your Orioles cap right now sitting there and doing the Montgomery burns hands together? I'm definitely panicked for the Yankees fans. I know the Yankees fans started panicking weeks ago, but you know, it is fun to watch them collapse. This was a tricky situation 'cause you know I don't want the Blue Jays to build the gap on the world anymore. So tough to know who to root for in this one, but I do like seeing the Yankees fans squirm in the wind. Aaron Boone, not squirming yet. Worried about the lead in the division because he had such a big lead. No, this is about us playing well. If we play well, that takes care of itself. You know, obviously, we haven't played well enough in the last ten days. So I think it's more just a rough patch of us not playing well. We have to play better. But I'll sit there and think about this lead or it's about us handling our business. If we do that and play the game we're capable of playing the rest of the way, we'll be in good shape, but we got to do that. I call the area on my face where facial hair doesn't grow, the rough patch, I do not call what the Yankees have been doing for the last month and a half, by the way. Not ten days, this is going back like a month and a half, a rough patch. This is, this is a team that has flaws and those flaws have been exposed and Giancarlo Stanton can not get back soon enough. Lest we spend too much time on the Yankees, I live in the Midwest. I want to represent Midwest baseball and there's nobody right now guys representing baseball in the Midwest better than another 40 something year old man Albert Pujols who on Thursday did this. 6

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Pujols hits grand slam, leads Wainwright, Cards over Rockies

AP News Radio

00:33 sec | 3 months ago

Pujols hits grand slam, leads Wainwright, Cards over Rockies

"The Cardinals cruise past the rockies 13 to nothing Albert Pujols pinch hit Grand Slam is the offensive highlight for St. Louis it's his 16th career Grand Slam and 690th career Homer Being part of a great organization great group of guys that want to win Jan players that watch alarming I'm blessed to be here and just help those guys out So for me it's great Adam Wainwright tosses 7 innings to improve his career record against Colorado to 12 in one rocky starting pitcher Antonio Sinatra and right Fielder Charlie Blackmon left the game with leg injuries Mike Reeves St. Louis

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Pujols homers twice to help Cardinals knock off Brewers 6-3

AP News Radio

00:32 sec | 3 months ago

Pujols homers twice to help Cardinals knock off Brewers 6-3

"Albert Pujols hits a pair of home runs and drives in four in the cardinal 6 to three win over the brewers as St. Louis moves a game and a half in front of Milwaukee atop the NL central We're just a great day to contribute you have to go gray organization you know playing for a title and a division title and I think this is what you're going to see against these two book clubs Tyler O'Neill and Dylan Carlson also go deep for St. Louis hunter Renfro and rowdy teles Homer for the brewers miles Michaelis allows two runs in 8 innings to pick up the win Mike Reeves St. Louis

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Pujols hits 3-run HR, Cards overcome absences, beat Jays 6-1

AP News Radio

00:34 sec | 4 months ago

Pujols hits 3-run HR, Cards overcome absences, beat Jays 6-1

"Albert Pujols socked a three run home run as Adam Wainwright when 7 innings at St. Louis down the blue Jay 6 wanted roger center The Kurds first baseman hit a 7th hormone of the season giving him 686 for his storied career You know and then we come back in with score four so it's always good anytime you can give a little cushion like that especially when you have a line on those guys and the other side Wainwright was village giving up just a run scattering 5 hits and striking out 8 His record improves to 7 and 8 as St. Louis snapped a Blue Jays 7 game winning streak John leatherbee to run

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HR Derby matchups set: Top-seeded Schwarber vs Pujols

AP News Radio

00:31 sec | 5 months ago

HR Derby matchups set: Top-seeded Schwarber vs Pujols

"The matchups are set for Monday's home run Derby National league home run leader Kyle schwarber has drawn the top seed The Philly slugger will take on cardinals DH Albert Pujols in the quarterfinals and Metz first baseman Pete Alonso will go against braves outfielder Ronald Acuna junior Pujols is in his 5th Derby and Alonso hopes to become the first three peak champ Rangers star Corey Seager faces Mariners rookie phenom Julio Rodriguez and national slugger Juan Soto goes head to head with Cleveland's José Ramírez before the semifinals begin I'm Dave

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AP Sports SummaryBrief at 11:55 p.m. EDT

AP News Radio

01:59 min | 5 months ago

AP Sports SummaryBrief at 11:55 p.m. EDT

"AP sports I'm Josh rower the Dodgers winning streak is over correspondent Mike Reeves has more from St. Louis Milton gorbon and Albert Pujols at solo home runs in the Cardinals 7 to 6 win over the Dodgers ending in Los Angeles 7 game winning streak St. Louis also gets three runs matted in by catcher Andrew kisner I go win against a good team who's hot right now so I mean great team win overall pitch good play good defense Got the timely hits RBIs so overall great win Pretty Freeman goes four for 5 with a home run and two RBIs while Trey Turner adds a two run blast for the Dodgers Mike Reeves St. Louis In a battle of the top two teams in the NL east the braves top the mets four to one Thanks in large part to a two run Homer by Matt Olson in the 6th inning The Yankees got a great start from Garrett Cole but blue a three nothing lead in the 9th losing to the reds four three Cincinnati's Jonathan India drove in a pair to give the reds the lead late Unbelievable win I think it's our best one of the year Shows a lot of fight and who we are What kind of team we are I'm just happy you can do it We did it with this group because it's doesn't stop finding ever And you guys see that So we'll keep going Until the break and we'll go after that Cold struck out 11 over 7 innings but clay Holmes allowed four runs in the 9th to take the loss On the verge of NHL free agencies opening the Pittsburgh penguins have re signed one of the organization's greatest players Center of Guinea malkin has agreed to a four year deal with the only NHL team he's ever played for The deal for the 35 year old is worth $6.1 million per season And Baker Mayfield said that he was quote shocked to learn that he was not in the Cleveland brown's future plans earlier this off season but the 2018 first overall NFL Draft pick has had a few months now to digest the brown's decision to replace him with deshaun Watson and says that he is eager to take advantage of a fresh start with his new team the Carolina Panthers I'm Josh rowntree AP sports

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Pujols, Gorman home runs power St. Louis past Dodgers 7-6

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00:31 sec | 5 months ago

Pujols, Gorman home runs power St. Louis past Dodgers 7-6

"Nolan gorbon and Albert Pujols at solo home runs in the cardinal 7 to 6 win over the Dodgers ending in Los Angeles 7 game winning streak St. Louis also gets three runs matted in by catcher Andrew kisner I go win against a good team who's hot right now so I mean great team win overall pitch good play good defense Got the timely hits RBIs so overall great win Pretty Freeman goes four for 5 with a home run and two RBIs while Trey Turner adds a two run blast for the Dodgers Mike Reeves St. Louis

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Pujols hits No. 684 to help Cards rally past Phillies 4-3

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00:34 sec | 5 months ago

Pujols hits No. 684 to help Cards rally past Phillies 4-3

"Tell me he had been sacrificed fly snaps at three three 8th inning tie and gives the Cardinals a four to three win over the Phillies the red bird is also get a solo home run from Albert Pujols as part of a three hit day for manager Oliver marvel's team that wins for just the third time in 11 games Whenever things aren't going the way you want of late last night and thinking some stability from somebody that's been there before a veteran that understands what it looks like to play in that lineup and I'm glad he was able to come through the way he did today Kyle schwarber hits his 28th Homer of the season for Philadelphia Mike Reeves St. Louis

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Swanson's 3-run double helps Braves outlast Cardinals, 6-3

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00:37 sec | 5 months ago

Swanson's 3-run double helps Braves outlast Cardinals, 6-3

"Dansby Swanson doubled in three runs with two outs in the second catapulting the braves to a 6 three win over the Cardinals while impressing center Fielder Michael Harris He just keeps doing what he does and I feel like we're not surprised at this at this point because when he comes up we expect greatness from him and he's been doing that lately Brave starter Kyle Wright was leading 6 one after four innings on his way to tying for the league lead and wins with ten Then the rains came and after a two hour 37 minute rain delay Wright was scratched Braised reliever Will Smith loaded the bases in the 9th then retired Nolan Arenado and Albert Pujols to secure the braves win Jim Hart Atlanta

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After Mets lose Scherzer, Alonso HR in 10th beats Cards 7-6

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00:39 sec | 7 months ago

After Mets lose Scherzer, Alonso HR in 10th beats Cards 7-6

"The mets pull down a dramatic 7 to 6 victory over the Cardinals on penal antos two one Homer in the bottom of the tenth inning The cards had taken a 6 5 lead in the top of the tenth when Corey Dickerson scored an Albert Pujols double play grounder But Alonzo with ghost runner Francisco Lindor on second let off with a long blast left thought Giovanni gallegos to give them that's another series win Anytime we can take a series against a really good team it's really special and to be able to walk it off is obviously electric Alonso finished with three RBIs and now leads the majors with 36 Jeff McNeil also drove in three runs for New York Paul Goldschmidt had four RBIs for St. Louis including the one that tied the game in the top of the 9th Tom maryam New York

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Reports: Pujols heading back to Cardinals on 1-year deal

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00:30 sec | 8 months ago

Reports: Pujols heading back to Cardinals on 1-year deal

"Albert Pujols is returning to the St Louis cardinals after agreeing to a one year deal according to published reports the St Louis post dispatch said the contract with the forty two year old was pending a physical the two thousand one in L. rookie of the years but his first eleven seasons of his career with the Redbirds leading them to World Series titles in two thousand six in two thousand eleven posted at least three hundred with a minimum thirty home runs and a hundred RBIs in each of his first ten seasons he's a three time NL MVP at least twenty one home runs shy of seven hundred it is career I'm Mike Reeves

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"albert pujols" Discussed on Sports 600 ESPN

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02:59 min | 1 year ago

"albert pujols" Discussed on Sports 600 ESPN

"J. He's the second fastest seven to reach 100 career home runs, reaching that milestone in Miami, But Peter Alonso not only went out once but twice against the fish. Wayne Randazzo, WCBS 21 Alonso drills one in the air deep to left field. This one's going a long way home. Ron Peter Alonso edit above the old Cleveland are down there on the left field side and Loan Depot Park. Well, Lonzo didn't wait long after hitting number. 100 earlier gets number 11. Number four at 41 years old Nelson Cruz is the oldest player ever to reach 30 home runs in a single season. Tuesday, he hit two out in a four for five game with four knocked in as the Rays Club, The Red Sox 6 20 w D. A. The pitches launched the left back on it is Verdugo. He's gonna have to play this one off the top. It's gone. It just kept it started to riot rose some more. It's out of here. Number three. How about the rarity of a double triple as in 23? Sacher is for Steve Duggar, helping baseball's best team, the Giants, but a dozen on the board of Mile High. John Miller KNBR. Swing. There's a line drive into the gap in right center field that will run all the way to the wall, waiting to score Longoria around third, he scores. Also coming in is just Rimsky. He scores. Here's this sort of third too late. It's another triple for Duggar, his third triples in three games. Number two Alex Bregman tied it with a two run shot in the ninth, while Carlos Correa wanted for the first place drove in the 10. Houston walks off Seattle K Bme 7 90 am Aerial dancing off second to one Correa lines, this one toward right center field, racing back his over his hand Gurriel on his way to third. He's around third and coming home, and that is the ballgame. Thank Houston Astros walk off the Seattle Mariners in the bottom of the 10th five to four. And the number one play of the day. He played his 1st 11 seasons in ST Louis, which is why Albert Pujols received a standing ovation prior to his first at bat against the cards. He then received another standing go after the Dodger connected for career home run number. 6 79 Spectrum SportsNet with the call. He hits this one to deep left field host He's ST Louis again, who can't get this stuff number 6 79 of Albert Pujols, his career machine for your back at Bush homers in his first at bat. 17 homers this.

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