It was will great disappointment and anger that I observed the Albert Pujols fiasco unfold. Greed and gluttony, what will the children think? That was my amazed and traumatic reaction. After all, I have watched Albert Pujols during at least five spring trainings in Jupiter, Florida and have thought he cared a lot about the children who followed him as great and growing fans.
He did not.
In the end, nothing mattered as far as loyalty was concerned. He did not care about the children. He was not a role model. He was not a hero. He cared about money. How much money does one man need?
As someone who has worked with children for many years, I know they need role models to follow. They need heroes.
Albert Pujols is neither of these. He is a fallen hero.
It is sad because he could have followed in the footsteps of Stan Musial.
He did not.
So sad to see a lost opportunity.
Greed and gluttony...what will the children think?
I hope the St. Louis Cardinals soon will give out number 5 to another player. We do not want to keep bad memories of the player who has dishonored that number this week. Perhaps a new number 5 will grant us good memories as St. Louis Cardinals fans!
Fallen heroes do not.