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    We’ve changed our name but we haven’t changed our chef or our layout or any of the other good things that people like about us.
    – Patrick Hanon on his restaurant’s name change. What once was Pujols 5 is now the Hall of Fame Sports Bar and Grill.
    Source: stltoday.com
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    • Posted at 7:24 pm on 2.02.2012
  2.   Security guards were stationed at the Albert Pujols statue outside the Pujols5 Westport Grill after news began to spread about Pujols will sign with the Angels. (Photo by Robert Cohen / rcohen@post-dispatch.com)

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    Security guards were stationed at the Albert Pujols statue outside the Pujols5 Westport Grill after news began to spread about Pujols will sign with the Angels. (Photo by Robert Cohen / rcohen@post-dispatch.com)

    Source: stltoday.com
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    • Posted at 1:29 pm on 12.08.2011
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    Pujols to sign with Angels →

    Albert Pujols has agreed to a contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The deal is for 10 years and $250 million, and could go as high as $260 million. There is no deferred money.

    Source: stltoday.com
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    • Posted at 12:51 pm on 12.08.2011
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    Explaining Pujols' free agency to a 5-year-old →

    derrickgoold:

    One morning in May, The Post-Dispatch ran a photo illustration on its front page that depicted Albert Pujols in a Chicago Cubs uniform. This confused and unnerved by son, who had just turned 5. Ever since he’s been consumed by this notion that Pujols could — gasp! — play for another team. He has waffled from saying that he would find a new Cardinal to cheer to suggesting he would find a new team to root for if Pujols leaves. I tried to explain free agency in his terms:

    To him, Ryan Howard may be from St. Louis but will always play for the Philadelphia Phillies. Derek Jeter and Mickey Mantle will always be New York Yankees because their pinstripes say so. Stan Musial might as well have just retired from the Cardinals, Ruth only played for the New York Yankees, and even Ian Kinsler “is now a Texas and not a (Mizzou) Tiger,” the little guy once said. To him, Pujols’ Cardinals jersey is part of his identity, as essential to the picture as Spider-Man’s webs. It’s how he first recognized Pujols on his baseball cards and on TV. I imagine it was the same for your kids, too. Free agency is not just a foreign concept, it contradicts his world view. Only bad guys change sides, like Anakin Skywalker did when he left the Jedi for a more lucrative lifetime deal with the Sith.

    This article was the result of our ongoing conversations about what a 5-year-old fan is to think about a hero leaving for greener … cash.

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    Source: derrickgoold
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    • Posted at 12:37 pm on 12.07.2011
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    Cubs have 'serious interest' in Pujols →

    Pujols update • The Cubs contacted Albert Pujols’ agent on Friday to express interest, according to a source with knowledge of the conversation. They are the third team to enter the Pujols’ sweepstakes. The Cardinals and the Miami Marlins have already submitted offers to the three-time MVP. Both offers have been for nine years, sources have confirmed to the Post-Dispatch. The Cardinals’ offer, made in January when the two sides were discussing an extension, was worth $198 million, or an average of $22 million per season. The Marlins’ offer was believed to be less than the Cardinals’.

    Source: stltoday.com
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    • Posted at 7:15 pm on 11.29.2011
  6.   Standing tall • Just six days after the St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series, and just a few days into Albert Pujols’ new status as a free agent, a 10-foot tall bronze statue of the slugger was unveiled outside Pujols 5 restaurant in West Port Plaza. The statue shows Pujols crossing home plate, eyes skyward and arms pointing up, his trademark pose after a home run.

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    Standing tall • Just six days after the St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series, and just a few days into Albert Pujols’ new status as a free agent, a 10-foot tall bronze statue of the slugger was unveiled outside Pujols 5 restaurant in West Port Plaza. The statue shows Pujols crossing home plate, eyes skyward and arms pointing up, his trademark pose after a home run.

    Source: stltoday.com
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    • Posted at 1:11 pm on 11.03.2011
  7.   Oh captain, my captain • Twitter friend @your_shirt_guy posted this photo of Albert Pujols and “a friend of mine’s mom” at Best Buy yesterday. Deadspin speculates that the DVD in his hand is the just-released “Captain America.”

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    Oh captain, my captain • Twitter friend @your_shirt_guy posted this photo of Albert Pujols and “a friend of mine’s mom” at Best Buy yesterday. Deadspin speculates that the DVD in his hand is the just-released “Captain America.”

    Source: yfrog.com
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    • Posted at 1:44 pm on 10.26.2011
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    • Posted at 10:15 pm on 10.23.2011
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    This guy has arguably been the best player in the game the last 10 years. Alex Rodriguez was there, but the last five years there is no doubt that it’s Albert Pujols. He’s the best player in the game. He’s the guy who you hear constantly being compared to Ruth, DiMaggio, Mantle, Mays and Aaron. He’s talked about with the greats. I’m honored that now I’m mentioned at the same time and in the same sentence as Pujols and Ruth.
    – Reggie Jackson on Albert Pujols. Jackson called Pujols on Sunday morning to talk about what it’s like to hit three home runs in a single World Series game — a feat accomplished by only one other ballplayer: Babe Ruth.
    Source: stltoday.com
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    • Posted at 6:45 pm on 10.23.2011
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    Señor Octubre • After hitting his third home run of Game 3 of the World Series, Albert Pujols returned to the dugout to … nothing. His teammates ignored him. Or tried to — celebrations soon broke out. (Photos by Robert Cohen / rcohen@post-dispatch.com)

    Photos of Pujols’ homers »

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    • Posted at 12:55 am on 10.23.2011