December 11, 2011 in Sports

Pujols gets his wings

 

Every time Albert Pujols got close to the metal crowd-control barriers, fans shrieked and shoved forward for autographs and high-fives. Baseball’s most feared slugger had arrived in Southern California after leaving St. Louis for the Los Angeles Angels. Pujols and left-hander C.J. Wilson made their first public appearances with their new team Saturday at a raucous pep rally outside Angel Stadium. Thousands of fans showed up to celebrate the Angels’ audacious signing of two elite free agents for a combined $331.5 million. “It was really emotional,” Pujols said of his decision-making process. “But when you feel there’s somebody out there that wants you really bad and was doing everything he could to bring you to the ballclub, it’s pretty special.” – AP


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