On Wednesday, Albert Pujols was memorialized in the form of a 10-foot tall, 1000 -plus pound bronze sculpture outside the Maryland Heights, Missouri, eatery that also bears his name.
So, that begs the question that everyone (including Big League Stew) is asking..."would Pujols really agree to a statue if he were leaving St. Louis?"
From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Pujols spoke briefly but did not address the issue of his future, now that he is a free agent. He said he talked to Tony La Russa this morning, the first time they had spoken since La Russa announced his retirement as manager of the Cardinals. La Russa wanted to know whether Pujols was OK, Pujols said, and Pujols wanted to know whether La Russa was OK.If the three-time National League MVP changes his mind...I'm sure the Chicago Cubs could clear out enough space outside Wrigley Field for the newly minted statue.
Pujols, as he has done before, spoke highly of Cardinals fans, calling St. Louis "the best city to play baseball."