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Get this: Albert Pujols could come back as early as tomorrow night

Jul 4, 2011, 4:10 PM EDT

Albert Pujols

Because he’s apparently some kind of super hero, the injury that was supposed to keep him out of action for a minimum of six weeks doesn’t seem to be bothering Albert Pujols all that much anymore, to the point where he may come back early.  We knew that already.

But if he had his druthers, it would be way, way early. As in tomorrow night:

Pujols will see the doctor tomorrow and he said it’s possible he could play tomorrow night. Been swinging full strength for almost a week.

Either the Cardinals and their doctors egregiously oversold the severity of his injuries, or else Pujols is doing something damn nigh unprecedented.

  1. jj - Jul 4, 2011 at 4:29 PM

    Have to think that the Cards’ front office would slow this process down if they were worried about Pujols’s health long term. But if they’re planning on losing him to free agency…

  2. MightyMoonWorm - Jul 4, 2011 at 4:58 PM

    This is going to look like a pretty bad decision if Pujols ends up fracturing his arm after a particularly hard-hit ball or defensive dive.

  3. metalhead65 - Jul 4, 2011 at 5:56 PM

    maybe he was not as injured as bad as they said he was and are using this as a intimidation factor in ther series against the reds. nice try but will not work they are not scared of you whiny bitches1

    • cintiphil - Jul 5, 2011 at 8:21 AM

      I guess it started early. The birds didn’t need Albert to intimidate the Reds. They were shut out last night. I can’t believe the Reds can’t hit all of a sudden. The past two or three weeks, the strong bats are very silent. Do you think Albert has anything to do with that, meathead?

  4. sdelmonte - Jul 4, 2011 at 6:09 PM

    Is it possible Pujols is lording it over the Cards’ medical staff and he really isn’t as ready as he thinks?

    What’s the rush? Better to let him be fully healed, let him have the All-Star break off, and then have him at full strength.

  5. okwhitefalcon - Jul 4, 2011 at 7:06 PM

    Of course, it’s all a part of a master plan of intimidation to distract the Reds.

    Ya, that’s what it is…

  6. anythingbutyanks - Jul 4, 2011 at 9:20 PM

    Why would a man who stands to lose up to $50M in a contract year because he was injured too long and missed a large chunk of the season want to come back early and prove that he is worth every dollar of the $300M he wants? Not that he’ll even touch that number, but there’s a big difference between 200M and 250M, folks.

  7. mgflolox - Jul 5, 2011 at 12:17 AM

    I’m way past the point of being surprised by anything Phat Albert does, he’s a freak of nature.

  8. hotkarlsandwich - Jul 5, 2011 at 8:52 AM

    He’ll probably come out and play 3rd base tonight too

    • FC - Jul 5, 2011 at 12:48 PM

      He’ll probably come out and pitch tonight: “Let me show you how it’s done MFers!”

  9. - Jul 5, 2011 at 1:49 PM


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