Albert Pujols

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    February 11, 2014

    Jack Clark Apologizes To Albert Pujols For Steroid Accusation, Claims He "Misspoke"

    The months-long legal battle between two former Cardinal greats is over. After claiming on-air in August that he knew "for a fact" that Albert Pujols was a "juicer," former Cardinals slugger Jack Clark now says he "misspoke." "I have no knowledge whatsoever that Mr. Pujols has ever used illegal ... More >>

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    October 4, 2013

    InsideSTL Apologizes To Albert Pujols For Jack Clark's PED Accusation

    It's been a over a month since we last heard any updates on former Cardinals slugger Jack Clark's infamous August radio broadcast in which he claimed to know "for a fact" that Albert Pujols has used performance enhancing drugs. The allegations were related to Pujols relationship with longtime Chris ... More >>

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    August 13, 2013

    Jack Clark Defends Albert Pujols Steroid Accusations: "I Stand By My Previous Remarks"

    Former Cardinals slugger Jack Clark is standing by his controversial comment that he knows "for a fact" Albert Pujols has used performance-enhancing drugs. "I stand by my previous remarks regarding Pujols and will rigorously defend any lawsuit that he chooses to file," Clark says in a statement sen ... More >>

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    August 12, 2013

    Albert Pujols to Sue Jack Clark Over Steroid Accusations; Kevin Slaten May Sue InsideSTL

    The fresh rumors that Albert Pujols used steroids very quickly derailed a brand new St. Louis radio program -- and have prompted multiple threats of lawsuits. Pujols, as we reported over the weekend, said in a late-night statement that he will take legal action against Jack Clark, the formal Cardi ... More >>

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    August 10, 2013

    Why Is Jack Clark Now Accusing Albert Pujols? Recall 2006 Chris Mihlfeld Steroid Rumors (UPDATED)

    Update: Albert Pujols has threatened to sue Jack Clark over the latter's on-air allegations of steroid use involving Pujols' longtime friend and trainer Chris Mihlfeld. Late yesterday, Pujols issued a statement through his agency, MVP Sports Group, saying that he's been tested hundreds of times th ... More >>

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    August 9, 2013

    Albert Pujols Accused of Steroid Use: "I Know for A Fact He Was," Says Jack Clark

    Albert Pujols definitely used performance-enhancing drugs. So says former Cardinals slugger Jack Clark, now radio co-host with Kevin Slaten at WGNU (920 AM). After Slaten said on-air that he long believed Pujols "has been a juicer," Clark replied: "I know for a fact he was. The trainer that worked ... More >>

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    May 10, 2012

    Albert Pujols Gets Post-Game Hit, Which Sadly Won't Improve his Average

    Albert Pujols went 2-for-5 last night for the Angels and picked up two RBI, bringing up his average to .198. He might have broken .200 if his post-game hit on Erick Aybar counted.

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    May 7, 2012

    Albert Pujols' Cars Well-Suited for Southern California, Even If Slugger Is Not

    A lot has been made about Albert Pujols' struggles at the plate this year. After 28 games as a member of the Los Angeles Angels, Pujols is hitting just .196 with seven RBI's. (He did hit a home run yesterday, ending his longest drought without a homer.)Still the questions persist: Is Pujols putting ... More >>

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    April 25, 2012

    Albert Pujols: Still Great, But Not the Same Guy

    There's a really interesting article up right now over at Baseball Prospectus, the venerable analysis site, regarding a subject very near and dear to Cardinals' fans' hearts. What makes it extra nice is the folks at BP have made the full thing available free right out front, rather than sticking it ... More >>

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    March 1, 2012

    Cards to Hold Afternoon Press Conference to Announce Yadier Molina Contract Extension, Reportedly Worth $75 Million

    He may be Albert Pujols's good friend and hitting disciple, but it appears that he won't follow Pujols's lead when it comes to delaying contract negotiations. The Cardinals will hold a press conference at 1 p.m. (CST) this afternoon from thier Spring Training complex in Jupiter, Fla., to announce ... More >>

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    February 20, 2012

    High Drama as Pujols Arrives at Spring Training

    We journalists pride ourselves on our skill at descriptive writing. It shows that we are poets, not mere hacks. Sometimes we do a pretty good job. Sometimes we get carried away. A fine example of the latter is a very brief story from the Associated Press (239 words total) about Albert Pujols' early ... More >>

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    December 12, 2011

    Anaheim Restaurant Introduces Albert Pujols Burger

    Screenshot: www.tmz.comThe Albert Pujols-inspired "Machine" burger​The OC Sports Grill is located only an Albert Pujols-style moonshot away from Albert Pujols' new home, Angels Stadium. So it should come as no surprise that, a mere 48 hours after El Hombre donned his new team's cap and jersey for ... More >>

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    December 9, 2011

    Pujols Thanks Fans In Newspaper Ad

    In conclusion: Thanks, mang.​Albert Pujols has a message to Cardinal Nation -- if anyone happens to stumble across it.The words from the newest member of the Los Angeles Angels can be found buried waaaay back on page C10 of the sport section in today's Post-Dispatch. In a full-page, paid advertise ... More >>

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    December 9, 2011

    Albert Takes the Money and Runs

    Something tells us Pujols ornaments will not be a hot seller this Christmas. ​You know, there are a couple of things that really bother me about Albert Pujols bolting for the coast. I'll get to those in a moment, though. First, let me tell you what doesn't bother me about this. I am not angry ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011

    Proof Albert Pujols Has Been Telling St. Louis To Fuck Off For Weeks

    Remember that story from last month, when an anonymous donor paid for an Albert Pujols statue at Westport Plaza? Well, we just ran that new item through our decoder machine and discovered this disturbing secret message. Check it: ​

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    November 23, 2011

    Pujols' Agent, Dan Lozano, Subject of Unflattering Exposé

    Damn, Dan! That's a story!​So, just who is the "super agent" representing Albert Pujols in his free-agency? His name is Dan Lozano and he's rumored to ply clients with prostitutes and alcohol in order to get them to sign on the dotted line. He's also a man who's reportedly hurting for money, ... More >>

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    November 12, 2011

    Marlins Make Their Move for Albert

    Albert Pujols has said before it's not all about the money. If he's seriously considering going to Miami next season, it's pretty clear it's not all about the fashion for him, either. ​Albert Pujols was in Miami yesterday, meeting with the Florida/Miami/Dade County Marlins. The newly christened Mi ... More >>

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    November 3, 2011

    Local Legend Poses With Albert Pujols Statue

    Last month Daily RFT broke the news about a gigantic bronze statue of Albert Pujols in the works for Westport Plaza. Sadly, we couldn't make yesterday's unveiling of that sculpture, but fear not. A greater St. Louis legend than Pujols was in attendance yesterday and forwarded along the following pic ... More >>

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    November 2, 2011

    World Series Collectible Says Pujols Won MVP, Series Lasted 6 Games

    Click image for larger view.​Anyone else out there confused by the television commercials this week from The company is blanketing the St. Louis airwaves with ads for its 2011 World Series collectible (right) that includes a ball and a plaque commemorating the Cardinals' eleventh ... More >>

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    October 26, 2011

    Pujols Statue To Be Dedicated November 2 at Westport Plaza

    We're imagining the statue looks something akin to this.​Earlier this month Daily RFT broke the news about a larger-than-life bronze statue of Albert Pujols that his foundation commissioned at the request of an anonymous donor. Now comes confirmation that the statue -- paid for by that donor -- is ... More >>

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    October 6, 2011

    Statue of Albert Pujols Near Completion; 9-Foot Sculpture Will Grace Westport Plaza

    ​When we heard that the Pujols Family Foundation was about to unveil a nine-foot bronze statue of Albert Pujols, our first question was: Is Albert wearing a Cardinals jersey?"He is," says sculptor Harry Weber, who's been working on the piece since around the time Pujols ended contract-extension ta ... More >>

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    June 21, 2011

    Best Exploitation of Albert Pujols' Wrist Injury...

    bodyworlds.comWhat Pujols would look like if he had, ahem, no skin in the game.​So, let's see if we have our timing right here. At noon yesterday, word first leaked out that x-rays had revealed Albert Pujols had broken a bone in his forearm and would miss four to six weeks of play. For Cardinals f ... More >>

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    June 20, 2011

    Pujols in Splint with Fractured Forearm; Won't Play For 4 to 6 Weeks

    In this advertisement photo, Pujols shows off his healthy left forearm.​Damn! Right after the Cardinals ended a seven-game slide by winning two in a row, the team announced today that Albert Pujols will miss four to six weeks with a fractured forearm. The first baseman suffered the injury to his l ... More >>

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    April 11, 2011

    Will Pujols' Bat Come Alive Now That Sugary, Sweet 60 Minutes Profile is Over?

    In case you missed it, here's the segment on Albert Pujols that appeared last night on 60 Minutes. The TV newsmag painted a pretty flattering portrait of Pujols, talking mostly about his charitable work for kids with Down Syndrome and the poor in the Dominican Republic than his prowess on the field. ... More >>

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    April 5, 2011

    Albert Pujols on 60 Minutes?

    Rumor has it that Pujols will hit baseballs off Andy Rooney's eyebrows.​Gossip columnist Jerry Berger reports that Albert Pujols could be featured in a segment of 60 Minutes this coming Sunday. As of this writing, the show's website mentions nothing about the Cardinals' first baseman appearing on ... More >>

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    February 18, 2011

    Five Alive! Five New Concepts for Pujols 5 If Albert Leaves

    Image viaAlbert Pujols might be running out on us, but Pujols 5 could still survive!​Of course, the big news in St. Louis this week was that the Cardinals and Albert Pujols couldn't come to terms on a new contract before El Hombre's spring training deadline. As you might have heard, the slugger's ... More >>

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    February 16, 2011

    Favorable Sign? Albert Pujols' Restaurant Hosting Contract Watch Party Today

    Here's a potential good omen for St. Louis Cardinals fans fretting over whether Albert Pujols will re-sign with the ball club prior to today's contract deadline. KMOV (Channel 4) is reporting that the slugger's Westport restaurant, Pujols 5, opened its doors an hour early today (10 a.m.) for a contr ... More >>

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    February 16, 2011

    No Deal for Pujols: Cardinals "Remain Hopeful" Albert Will Finish Career in St. Louis

    Wikimedia CommonsIt's all good, mang.​Okay, Cardinal Nation. Take a deep breath. Repeat. We know. Your world is about to collapse. The Cardinals didn't reach a contract extension with Albert Pujols prior to today's arbitrary deadline. "While we are disappointed that we did not reach an agreement, ... More >>

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    February 14, 2011

    Breaking Down Pujols' Salary Per Plate Appearance, Hit, Home Run

    Wikimedia CommonsAlbert Pujols earns $23,529 every time he strikes this pose.​Albert Pujols has reportedly rejected the St. Louis Cardinals' latest offer to resign the All-Star first baseman. In so doing, Pujols supposedly won't revisit negotiations until the end of the season when he could become ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010

    Pujols 5 Westport Grill vs. Ozzie's Restaurant & Sports Bar: A Baseball Icon Nacho Throwdown!

    Images via: Pujols, Smith​As the temperature outside reached the triple digits -- even higher if you happened to be a Cardinals outfielder -- we were sweating it out over two plates of nachos, one from a future Hall of Famer's namesake place, one from a 2002 inductee. It's Pujols 5 Westport Grill ... More >>

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    July 23, 2010

    Pujols to Appear on Letterman on Monday

    ​Here's a reason to look forward to Monday (maybe...): Albert Pujols will be appearing on the Late Show with David Letterman. Um, OK, maybe not as big a reason as the Mad Men season premiere to hope the weekend passes quickly (that is, if you center your life around TV, but the way the weathe ... More >>

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    July 9, 2010

    Will Albert "The Great" Follow "King" James' Footsteps?

    He didn't even leave a note. ​So after witnessing quite possibly the worst idea I've seen in literally years, the ESPN/LeBron James joint project entitled "The Decision", the question, of course, will predictably be asked around these parts, "Could Albert Pujols be next for this sort of thing?"&nb ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010

    Albert Pujols: The Weight of Being The Mang

    Remember that pose?​Another series, another bad loss trying to go for a sweep. It would be funny if it weren't so frustrating. The deciding moment of the game yesterday was a telling one, a moment that for me summed up nearly everything that's been wrong with this season. It was the bottom of ... More >>

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    June 16, 2010

    Albert Pujols Chills at Home, Shills for Soap

    mlb.comPujols chilling in his basement.​Major League Baseball offered fans a glimpse yesterday inside the home of Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols. The videos at are part of series of mini-documentaries sponsored by Dove Men Care -- a soap that Pujols confirms leaves him "comfortable in my ... More >>

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    June 7, 2010

    Reason No. 1,381 Why Albert Pujols is Awesome: He Gives Autographed Bats To Kids Injured By His Homers

    So you're a Little League player attending a Cardinals game with your parents. You have prime seats in the front row in dead centerfield. You even bring your glove with you in case a homerun ball comes flying your way.Then, in the sixth inning, Albert Pujols steps to the plate and crushes line drive ... More >>

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    May 25, 2010

    Tuesday Tussle: Part 1, Albert Pujols Was Right To Tell Off Tony La Russa

    Image sourceTLR and El Hombre just needed some space after Friday's game against the Angels​The Cardinals were up by four runs in the eighth-inning of Friday night's game against the Angels when Tony La Russa's meddling finally made Albert Pujols snap. With two outs, the manager ordered Ryan Ludwi ... More >>

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    May 25, 2010

    Tuesday Tussle: Part 2, There's No Crying (or Gum Violence) in Baseball, Mr. Pujols

    You talkin' to me!? How dare you!​If you haven't heard by now, Cardinals manager Tony La Russa had the audacity to ,um, manage his team Friday night. It didn't sit well with Albert Pujols. With Pujols up to bat in the eighth inning with two outs, La Russa had Ryan Ludwick attempt to steal second b ... More >>

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    May 17, 2010

    "Albert Pujols Has a Tremendous Rump and It Serves Him Well."

    Even opposing catchers can't get enough Pujols' rump.​Good to know that we at Riverfront Times aren't the only ones who've observed that Albert Pujols has a great, a great ... well, just ask ESPN. Speaking to Slate last month, Baseball Prospectus writer Kevin Goldstein also notes that one of Alber ... More >>

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    April 12, 2010

    This Shirt Was Spotted Outside Busch Stadium on Opening Day

    ​ With all the sophomoric jokes being made about the proper pronunciation of Albert Pujols' last name, this shirt -- spotted by the observant Aaron Hooks of -- seems to offer a more chest-bumping take on the slugger's last name.

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    February 19, 2010

    Albert Pujols Spotted at Ellisville Chipotle, or, Sometimes a Twitter Is Worth a Thousand Burritos

    Pitchers and catchers reported to spring training in Jupiter, Florida, earlier this week, but the consensus among Cardinals faithful was that new daddy Albert Pujols (often an early ST arrival) was staying as close to home for as long as possible. So this recent sighting at the Ellisville outpost o ... More >>

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    February 2, 2010

    Not Quite "Air Pujols", Extremely Limited Nikes Still Anticipated by Sneakerheads

    Photo via The soon-to-be coveted Albert Pujols sneaker, which comes out February 10.​Albert Pujols has hometown appeal, but when it comes to the sneaker game, he's no Kanye West or Michael Jordan.When Pujols' Nike signature sneaker hits shelves on February 10, boutique sneak ... More >>

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    November 24, 2009

    Albert Pujols Wins MVP Award​Bill James has called him the perfect player, and this year, the voters apparently agreed. Albert Pujols won his third MVP award today, second in a row, by a unanimous vote. In other news, the sun came up today in the East, much as had been expected. Pujols nearly d ... More >>

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    October 29, 2009

    Albert Pujols Says Comments Were Indeed Lost in Translation -- Again!

    Last week here at Daily RFT we took a look at a recent interview St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols gave to a Dominican radio station and, more precisely, explained that Pujols' comments were inaccurately spun by the U.S. press, nationally and locally.Wikimedia Commons | shgmom56El Hombre, mi ... More >>

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    October 19, 2009

    Albert Pujols' Comments Lost in Translation -- Again?!

    Wikimedia Commons​Near the end of 2006, a tempest boiled over in the local sports teapot when Albert Pujols, in an interview with reporters in his native Dominican Republic, opined that maybe he, and not Ryan Howard, was entitled to that season's Most Valuable Player award, by virtue of the fact t ... More >>

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    August 5, 2009

    Game Notes: Cardinals 12, Metropolitans 7 04/08/2009 - The Return of the King

    -- Albert Pujols is back, and the Mang is pissed. Oh yes, we all doubted, we all feared, we all wondered what was wrong. We found ourselves, in our darkest moments, questioning whether or not Albert was still the player we all thought he was. We looked to a new idol, to a man named Holliday, and we ... More >>

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    July 25, 2009

    Classy Phils Fan Uses Cutting-Edge Laser Pointer to Distract Cardinals Players

    During today's game in Philadelphia, a Phillies fan (presumably) used a laser pointer to distract Julio Lugo. Laser pointers, the hottest gadget trend in recent memory of 1995, apparently are still very big with some Phils fans. The only upside? Tim McCarver gets flustered on air. ("Thats absurd!" Y ... More >>

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    July 20, 2009

    "The Most Perfect Player Who Ever Did Live"

    Wikimedia CommonsIf you haven't already read Joe Posnaski and Bill James' Sports Illustrated cover story from last week on Albert Pujols, well, what else are you doing on a Monday morning. Working?In what was probably the best piece of writing/analysis to come out of All-Star week, James makes the c ... More >>

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    March 31, 2009

    In USA Today, Pujols 'Still Steamed' at Fox 2 Over Steroids Error

    Albert Pujols has opened himself back up to the media in recent weeks, first with a Sports Illustrated profile earlier this month, and out today, a sports section cover story in USA Today.

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    March 10, 2009

    Slimmed-Down Albert Pujols on Sports Illustrated Cover

    The last time Albert Pujols was in the national spotlight was back in November, when he won the National League MVP award. Back then, just a few days before turkey day and almost two months removed from the season, it looked like El Hombre, as some are prone to call the slugger, had laid into the de ... More >>

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