Our own Ken Griffey, Jr. was the star of last night's All-Star Game, with his two RBI and his throwing Alex Rodriguez out at the plate, but amidst all the hubbub, there was one lesser-known slugger who was left on the bench to stew in endless obscurity. That unfortunate lad was Albert Pujols.
You can practically feel the lonesome dejectedness in poor Little Abie's comments:
“It's the All-Star game. He can do what he wants,” Pujols said Tuesday night. “He does whatever he wants. If I wasn't expecting to play, I wouldn't have come up here.”
Meanwhile, that mean old Tony LaRussa didn't even apologize:
“If he wants to get upset, he can get upset,” La Russa said. “Whatever he wants to do, he can do. It's America. That wasn't the most important thing tonight.”
What was the most important thing? you might ask. Why, being LaRussa's designated driver, of course.