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Phil Coke: 'That's A Tough Pill To Swallow'

AP | Posted 08.28.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — Phil Coke thought he threw a pretty good pitch to Albert Pujols. It wasn't good enough. Pujols hit a ti...

On The Side Of Angels: Pujols Deal Shakes Up Baseball Landscape

AP | JIM LITKE | Posted 02.07.2012 | Sports

Kudos to whoever posted a security guard to watch over the statue of Albert Pujols outside his suburban St. Louis restaurant Thursday, even if that Al...

The Largest Contracts In MLB History

Posted 12.08.2011 | Sports

After being aggressively wooed by the Miami Marlins and then seeming quite close to staying in St. Louis, three-time NL MVP Albert Pujols has decided ...

Marlins Going For Broke In Free Agent Shopping Spree

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 02.05.2012 | Sports

DALLAS — It is the new image of baseball's moneyed elite: For the second time in three days, the Miami Marlins walked up to the winter meetings ...

Marlins Going After Albert Pujols... Everyone Else

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 02.05.2012 | Sports

DALLAS — Jeffrey Loria quickly marched down the hallway with his team president, trailed by their top aides, and hustled into a meeting room wit...

Albert Pujols To Meet With Marlins

AP | STEVEN WINE | Posted 01.11.2012 | Sports

MIAMI — A surprising visit by Albert Pujols sent a message: The Miami Marlins will be a much different franchise than the Florida Marlins. Pujo...

Will Pujols Be Back In St. Louis?

AP | By R.B. FALLSTROM | Posted 12.28.2011 | Sports

ST. LOUIS -- This time, it really was Albert Pujols' final at-bat of the season, and perhaps with the Cardinals. Cameras flashed furiously at Busch S...

Pujols Shows That He's Human After Historic Night

AP | By JAIME ARON | Posted 12.23.2011 | Sports

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Albert Pujols and the St. Louis Cardinals followed up their greatest World Series performance with one of their meekest. Pujols w...

Pujols, Cards Bats Go Silent In Game 4

AP | JAIME ARON | Posted 12.23.2011 | Sports

ARLINGTON, Texas — Albert Pujols and the St. Louis Cardinals followed up their greatest World Series performance with one of their meekest. Puj...

Three's Company: Pujols Joins Reggie Jackson And Babe Ruth

AP | By MIKE FITZPATRICK | Posted 12.23.2011 | Sports

-- Wow, what a night for Albert Pujols! He hit three home runs, joining Babe Ruth and Reggie Jackson as the only players to hit three in a World Seri...


AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 12.22.2011 | Sports

ARLINGTON, Texas — Derek Holland kept Albert Pujols in the ballpark and the Texas Rangers in this World Series. In a title matchup that's getti...

Is This The Best Player In Baseball?

Sporting News | Anthony Witrado | Posted 06.19.2011 | Sports

The debate used to center on the best young shortstop in the National League. Website polls and newspaper writers were obsessed with Troy Tulowitzk...

Pujols Continues To Struggle

Posted 06.10.2011 | Sports

Three-time NL MVP Albert Pujols continues to struggle during the St. Louis Cardinals' slow start to the season. Nine games into the season, Pujols h...

Baseball Player Stuggles Between Greed And God

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Tim Townsend St. Louis Post-Dispatch ST. LOUIS -- As contract talks broke down between Albert Pujols and the Cardinals, St. Louis baseball fans be...


AP | TIM REYNOLDS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

JUPITER, Fla. — The St. Louis Cardinals made Albert Pujols what they said was their best offer. It wasn't enough....


Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

UPDATE: Albert Pujols and the St. Louis Cardinals have set a deadline for contract extension negotiations for noon ET on Wednesday. All-Star slugger...

The Summer of Our Sporting Discontent

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dave Zirin

The summer of 2010 was supposed to be a joyous festival of the World Cup, historic baseball pennant races, and a dynamic NBA free agent period. Instead, the nation's fever dream has become the sports world's nightmare.