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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

What Lou Brock Will Tell Pujols

When the good Lord opens the sky and rain of disdain falls about ye…make sure you got a freakin’ Brockabrella handy!

Brock is planning on meeting with Pujols soon.  I asked him what he plans to say to the newest Angel.

“The first thing I would say is: ‘Relax,’” Brock said.  “Take a break from all of this.  And most of all, do not let your good deeds here in St. Louis be spoken of as evil because you went to Anaheim.”

...About a week before the Winter Meetings, Brock visited with Pujols.  He noticed that Pujols became somewhat uncomfortable when people around them would bring up the future.

“Albert, in his mind, was coming back to St. Louis,” Brock said.  “(But) every time somebody around us would mention that…he would just smile.  It was an indication that ‘I don’t want to talk about it – my body language may say one thing, but I’m really thinking another.’” “But it actually was to stay in St. Louis,” Brock insisted.

How many years of baseball does Pujols realistically have left in him?

“I think Albert is on the mountaintop,” Brock said.  “How long can he sustain being at the top of his game?  I would say he has a good six or seven years left.

“The decline can start — and will start — on the other side of the mountain,” Brock notes, “but you’re talking about six or seven years away.  That’s a long time.”

Repoz Posted: December 14, 2011 at 04:02 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Walt Davis Posted: December 14, 2011 at 04:36 AM (#4015969)
I would say he has a good six or seven years left.

Right on Lou!
   2. Sleepy was just “inspecting the bunker”, y’all Posted: December 14, 2011 at 04:37 AM (#4015970)
Seeing Lou Brock on the back fields at Spring Training is one of the highlights of my annual pilgrimage. Shame I'll probably never get to see Albert doing the same.
   3. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: December 14, 2011 at 04:53 AM (#4015986)
I am a Brockabrella owner
   4. Hack Wilson Posted: December 14, 2011 at 01:22 PM (#4016074)
Brockabrella, who is Lou trying to fool, on behalf of Brock's teammate, John Boccabella, I am filing a lawsuit.
   5. Zonk Will Be Reinstated in August Posted: December 14, 2011 at 02:07 PM (#4016087)
Brock's one to talk -- walking out on the Cubs after just 3 seasons and a few months for greener pastures in St Louis. Where's the loyalty to the team that signed him and gave him his shot?
   6. bunyon Posted: December 14, 2011 at 02:08 PM (#4016089)
Brock to Pujols: "Want to race?"
   7. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 14, 2011 at 02:10 PM (#4016092)

What Would Mike Laga Tell Pujols?
   8. Jay Z Posted: December 14, 2011 at 08:05 PM (#4016474)
Brock says this because it's how he aged - very well. At 37 he could still hit .300 and steal bases. He had lost his power and couldn't play 150 games any more. After 1976 there was a larger falloff. Brock's class of player tends to age very well.

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