Albert Pujols, one of the greatest in the game put not one but two San Diego Padres on the 15-day disabled list in one single game, in the same inning! First he crushes a ball of pitcher Chris Young that shatters his nose and then later while sliding in at home plate to score a run sprains the ankle of catcher Paul Bard.
As scary as the Pujols Legend has grown, what’s even more frightening is that he is on a tear again after having a so-so year in 2007 by Pujols’ standards. In 48 games this year he has 11 home runs, 31 RBI, and is hitting .351. This is exactly why his 2001 Bowman Chrome rookie card is perhaps the greatest baseball card since the ’52 Topps Mickey Mantle.
Something tells me that he is not very popular in San Diego, though.