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Just Saying, Is All… | The Problem with Albert Pujols

Published by on June 11, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Faith is a fragile thing.

Albert Pujols is the real deal. He’s also too good to be true. Ten years ago, Pujols would have been embraced by an adoring and ingenuous public—which says less about the Cardinals first baseman than it does about the folks who’ve declined to do the embracing.

Naiveté means failing to ask the hard questions.

Nihilism, on the other hand, means refusing to hear the hard answers.

I don’t mean to minimize the sins of the Steroid Era. Institutional integrity is serious business, and the MLB brand will be cheapened by asterisks for years to come. But let’s at least acknowledge the cost of dwelling on the past. In a league where every slu...

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