Albert Pujols Sets Yet Another Major League Record

March 31, 2011 – 8:57 pm by Ryan Phillips

Over the past few years we’ve all gotten used to hearing that Albert Pujols has surpassed yet another career milestone. It has been almost constant. He’s the youngest or fastest to do (insert achievement here) or racked up the most (insert statistic here) in his first (insert time frame here). We get it, the guy is a phenomenal baseball player. We all know it, he knows it and I’m kind of tired of hearing about it and pretending to still be blown away by his numbers.

Well on Opening Day of the 2011 season, Pujols set yet another impressive record. According to the Elias Stat Bureau, during Thursday’s opening game against the San Diego Padres, Albert Pujols became the first player in Major League history to ground into three double plays on Opening Day. First time in Major League history. Nice.

Phat Albert also tied the record for most double plays hit into in a single game. Impressive Mr. Pujols.

It was all part of a day in which Pujols went 0-for-5 as the Cardinals lost to the Padres 5-3 in extra innings thanks to some late-game heroics by Cameron Maybin.

Not a great way to kickoff a contract year for Pujols. Oh well, we’re sure we’ll be back to hearing how amazing he is soon enough. But he finally appeared human on Thursday, at least for one day.

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  1. 12 Responses to “Albert Pujols Sets Yet Another Major League Record”

  2. You wouldnt be tired of it if he was on your team. Dick

    By LTW on Apr 1, 2011

  3. Another Barry Bonds, steroids are amazingly obvious

    By eagle6558 on Apr 1, 2011

  4. everyones jealous of him. we get it stop talking crap about the best player in the game

    By Anonymous on Apr 1, 2011

  5. looks the same as last year if we need runs he hits into double plays,if we are ahead he hits homerun.30 million I dont think so great player but not that good.

    By mojoke on Apr 1, 2011

  6. just think of all the non-baseball fans that woudl have been in an uproar had they not give this man 30 million. ahah cardinals paid way to much for a human meat bag.

    By liberalism is a mental disorder on Apr 1, 2011

  7. eagle6558 – Pujols has been the same size since he came into the game when he was 19. And he has kicked ass every since. Don’t think steroids is the issue.
    mojoke – He is the best player in baseball and there is no stat that you can argue against that.
    liberalism – Human meat bag? You are a human deuschbag.
    LTW and Anonymous – You guys are right on the money.

    By cardinalfan7 on Apr 1, 2011

  8. As a lifelong Cardinal fan, I say we should cut him immediately. I heard Bob Horner was considering coming out of retirement.

    By Cub Phan on Apr 1, 2011

  9. Pujols is a great player and a class act. Will he be a Cardinal after this year? Probably not. But he does not use steriods, he works incredibly hard at what he does, and he really loves to play baseball. Yeah he hit into 3 double-plays. You had better believe that he will punish pitchers for the next 6 (or 7) months because of it though. The writer of this piece probably lives on the coast and has a tough time believing that good baseball is played anywhere in middle America. What a moron!

    By RDawg on Apr 1, 2011

  10. I don’t know if he does or doesn’t use steroids or HGH or whatever, I’m not qualified to say. But yes, he is a fantastic baseball player and seems like a great guy. We were just having a little fun with him in this post.

    By Phillips on Apr 1, 2011

  11. Pujols track record of what he has accomplish in baseball says it all. I don’t personally know Pujols, which means I can’t judge the man. There is only one judge and it’s not me nor you.

    By johnboy on Apr 3, 2011

  12. love the guy, his ability and his personality for the first 10 years… now the new albert, it’s all about him, he doest care about his teamates, his team. or even the game….it,s all about albert… he is 2011 and all about greed, never has said i good thing about the team or the fans this last year….goodbye albert, you turned on your friends….what a shame….

    By CAPT RICK on Sep 29, 2011

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