"He’s so strong between the ears that nothing
"He is really a great player. We're lucky to watch
"He just hits line drives that go out of the park. That's why he's a .330 hitter. He's a great hitter. He catches it, and it goes. He's a high-average hitter with power."
“I was shocked with Albert. I played with him a little in St. Louis. I never thought he'd leave. … I found out early in the morning (that he'd agreed to the deal). I got a few text messages. I woke my wife up to tell her we got Alber.”
“I don't know how anybody could ever be better than he is. Ever. No offense to Henry Aaron and all those guys. I'm sorry, Hank. Albert Pujols is really, really good.”
“He has a passion
for the game, a love for the game. You can see it. You can sense it. He’s
got natural God-given ability. A natural baseball player. A warrior. The
man is good at every little thing he does.”
there like a man. They didn’t teach him fear at home, where he grew
up. It’s not part of his bag.”
freak. There’s no awe in his eyes.”
never seen anything like it. He’s quick to the ball with his bat,
he hits to all fields, he rarely goes out of the strike sone, and no situation
seems to rattle him.”
is so mature at the plate. He doesn’t get himself out.”
focused in everything he does, from hitting to running down the line.
He doesn’t go through the motions.”
“I believe he’s
been reincarnated, that he played before, in the ‘20s and ‘30s,
and he’s back to prove something.”
righthander, soft thrower, power guy, fastballs away, fastballs in—he
doesn’t have any holes.”
“He has the
best work habits I’ve ever seen out of a young kid. He takes nothing
“Talk to him
for 10 minutes. He’s an excellent human being—kind, gentle,
caring. He’s an amazing ballplayer who would never say he’s
top right-handed hitter in the game."
"He could play in anybody's day. He's just a terrific ballplayer."
done we might be saying he’s the best
of them all."
lot of guys who can hit don’t give a flip about defense. He’s
"He knows what
he wants to do with the ball. He knows what a pitcher is trying to do
to him. He knows."
know Roberto is looking down at the work all of these players are doing
to help others, and I know he is very proud that people like Albert are
creating your own legacy as a great humanitarian."
“He’s a fabulous representative of the game.”
"The guy’s a once-in-a-generation player."
"Just to be a teammate of his when he did something like that, that’s something I’m going to be able to tell my kids and grandkids, that I actually witnessed that in person."
“Lincoln at Gettysburg. Hendrix at Woodstock. Pujols at Arlington. It was, quite simply, the greatest night by one player in the history of the 620 World Series games ever played.”
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