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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Boswell: Albert Pujols speaks loudly with three homers at cozy Rangers Ballpark

Tough gig, Boswell…trying to sell burial insurance home runs.

Yet though his performance was statistically unique, it also came with a pure bizarre Rangers Ballpark touch: all of his homers and RBI came after the Cards already lead 8-6 and, technically, constituted insurance runs.

Of course, nowhere on earth are insurance runs more valuable.

...In the Ballpark, hope never dies. No matter how far ahead, or behind you are, no lead — and no record — is safe.

Pujols’s last two homers were, to be candid, icing on his personal cake. For impact on a championship, they didn’t reach the three homers by Reggie Jackson in the Game 6 clincher for the Yankees in ’78. However, when the Pujols biography is finally written, this night will have as large a symbolic meaning as a statistical one. After all, who made the error in the ninth inning of Game 2 in St. Louis that put the eventual game-losing run in scoring position: Pujols, of course.

...Whether or not this is actually regarded, in time, as the best offensive game in World Series history — or a spectacular, come-to-the-party star turn in a blowout — may be determined by whether it is a punch to the gut from which the Rangers cannot recover.

Repoz Posted: October 23, 2011 at 12:24 PM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cardinals, fantasy baseball, history, rangers

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