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February 3, 2012

Restaurant Ditches Pujols Name...Keeps Statue

Remember a few months ago when it looked like Albert Pujols staying in St. Louis was promising because the Pujols 5 Westport Grill erected a 10-foot tall bronze statue of the slugger?

Well, the statue stayed...even though the three-time National League MVP did not.

And now, it looks as though restaurant owner Patrick Hanon is abandoning Pujols, who signed a gigantic contract with the Los Angeles Angels back in December.

Business at Pujols 5 has slowed since Pujols signed with the Angels, and Dan Lozano, Pujols' agent, said "it didn't make sense" for Hanon to continue his relationship with the slugger.

The restaurant will retain its sports theme, but all Pujols-related items have been removed from the menu. According to a radio report in St. Louis, the new name of the restaurant will be the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame grill.

So let me get this straight.  The restaurant is removing all traces of Pujols inside their digs but keeping the half ton statue outside of it?

They might want to remind their webmaster.

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