Pujols doesn't owe anybody anything!
Albert Pujols was fresh off his Reggie Jackson- like three homerun performance in game three of the 2011 World Series. He was all smiles when interviewed after the game leading the Cardinals to a 16-7 win over the Texas Rangers. He obviously had every right to be. Only two days earlier, many of our distinguished media were upset by Albert's refusal to speak to reporters after his 9th inning misplay led to the Rangers' game two comback win.
All you heard was, "he is not standing up for his team" and "other teammates are taking questions and he is not" and "he is not being a leader." Really?
Who cares if he doesn't speak to reporters? The reporters do. The only reason they wanted him to speak is so they print it and sell their stupid papers. Thats why they are so upset. I suggest they please stop with these foolish citations making him seem like he is letting his team down by not taking questions. If he doesn't want to take questions, he doens't have to.
I'm sure you can ask anybody on the St. Louis Cardinals how good of a teammate Pujols is. I remember not too long ago when The Milwaukee Brewer Mascot: Nyjer Morgan was running his mouth because he does that much better than play baseball. Pujols was the first one to defend teammate Chris Carpenter. He represents the organization better than anybody outside of Stan Musial. There is nobody in St. Louis who wants him to play a game with another team. So tell me reporters... How is he such a bad teammate? Because he doesn't want to stand in front of his locker and answer the same stupid question, rephrased 20 times? Plenty of athletes didn't speak to the media ever. That did not make them bad teammates. Unfortunately the media has the edge because they can print whatever they want and the readers have to read it, no matter how redicu
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