Monday, March 16, 2009

Why Should We Believe This Admitted Liar?

If someone told me today Albert Pujols was a raging roider or at least tinkered with some PEDs provided by a mysterious Dominican cousin, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised.

While Joe Posnanski's cover story in the March 16 issue of SI paints the Cards slugger as a God-fearing, baseball-loving family man, he also notes that one of Pujols' most cherished relationships was founded on a bed of lies: "He met his wife, Dee Dee, when he was just 18 years old. She thought he was 21 - they met in a Kansas City dance club that was for people 21 and older."

Those two lines ruined any wholesome picture Posnanski was trying to portray. If Albert Pujols has no qualms casting aside the truth to dabble in the pleasures of the flesh, should we not be wary that he would do the same to advance his beloved livelihood?

Believe what you will. Posnanski's St. Louis propaganda characterizes the truth as he (and Albert) wants you to see it. I, for one, will not be fooled again. A tiger doesn't change its stripes.

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Anonymous said...

I wouldn't be surprised if he had done steroids either, but I wouldn't condemn him for lying about his age to get a woman. I'd like him less if he DIDN'T lie about his age to get a girl.

Danajoredhead said...

Oh puh-leese .. he was 18! Why don't you include the fact that he went on to marry a wonderful lady with a special needs baby? Know any 18 year olds that would do that and be the father he has been to her?? Give me a break .. talk about nit-picking!

Hugging Harold Reynolds said...

So, you are saying it's ok for kids to lie...sometimes. When they are 18? Roger Clemens lost 2 fathers, had a psychotic alcoholic brother, and grew up in squalor. So, it's ok for him too, I guess? Because he faced hardships?

MMayes said...

Show me the ballplayer that's never lied. About anything. Anytime. Anywhere.

By your logic, we should just shut it down. I'm not willing to do that.

Jordan said...

Oh please. You've set a bar so high no-one can live up to it.

Next idea.