The Best Hitter of his Generation

As if the Cardinals’ October no-show wasn’t bad enough, the title of this article at NESN is enough to stop me in my tracks.

The best hitter of his generation

The best hitter of his generation

Please, Albert. Don’t do this to me. Cards ownership over the years has been notorious loathe to “show the money” to even their most stalwart players.

At least he says money isn’t the only factor he’ll consider when his contract is up. He says it’s also about being a part of a team with a commitment to winning. Is this a subtle hint that he wants ownership to open the purse strings for fellow slugger (and current free agent) Matt Holliday?

And, did you catch it? He also says his future is in “God’s hands”.

Cards fans, that gives us approximately 24 months to pray for the hand of God to keep the best hitter of his generation in a Redbird jersey.

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5 Responses to The Best Hitter of his Generation

  1. TH says:


    I won’t mince words here, seeing King Albert trade in his Red Bird uni for one reading, “Red Sox” would do my own faith in the game a little good. Maranthana! Come Albert, come!

    How did we ever become friends given your affinity for all things UT/Cardinals and mine UA/Red Sox?

  2. Jason says:

    It is a grace-filled relationship my friend. Especially on a weekend like this. I’m not deluded enough to think my Vols will win, but I think our defense will keep us in the game until the 4th quarter.

    As for Pujols in a BoSox jersey, it could happen. If — heaven forbid — he should actually go to free agency, it would be hard to beat out Boston’s deep pockets for El Hombre’s services. At least the Yanks won’t be looking to acquire a first baseman for the next seven years. So, in the immortal words of Bill Murray, I’ve got that going for me.

  3. TH says:

    I’m thankful that our friendship can transcend those “petty” rival lines of the fall football season.

    I hope you’re right about Bama pulling it out. I think we will, but our offense (with the exception of Ingram) is really struggling right now. My only consolation is that UT’s offense hasn’t fared much better this season. Here’s to hoping your guys don’t have a breakout Saturday!

  4. Jason says:

    I don’t think you have much to worry about. Crompton had his “breakout Saturday” against Georgia. I suspect Alabama will keep 9 guys in the box and win handily.

    Viva La Vols!

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