Thank you Albert Pujols
Thank you Albert for 22 years of pure enjoyment for the fans worldwide watching you play.
Thank you Albert for being an ambassador and true gentleman to the game of baseball.
Thank you Albert for the 3 World Series you played In and winning 2.
Thank you Albert for the 11 All-Star games you played in.
Thank you Albert for winning the 2001 NL Rookie of the Year, 2003 NL Batting Title, 2003 NL Hank Aaron Award, 2003 MLB Player of the Year, 2004 NL NCLS MLP, 2005 NL MVP, 2008 MLB Player of the Year, 2008 NL MVP, 2008 Roberto Clemente Award, 2009 NL Hank Aaron Award, 2009 Lou Gehrig Memorial Award, 2009 MLB Player of the Year, 2009 NL MVP, 2 Gold Glove Awards, and 6 Silver Slugger awards in addition to the numerous monthly awards during your career.
Thank you Albert for bringing tremendous joy to two forever Dodger fans, my daughter and me for hitting Home Runs number 699 and 700 last night in Los Angeles. It did not matter that the Dodgers lost 11-0 last night. We were Albert Pujols fans last night rooting for you.
Thank you Albert for making me a 60 year old feel like he was 10 last night and remembering the days when my father would take me to Dodger Stadium. I was not there last night but my heart was. Seeing you smile when you were rounding the bases after hitting number 700 brought tears to my eyes.
Thank you Albert.