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08:12 AM ET 02.23 | This is not the first, nor will it be the last, case of marketing getting in front of a player's wishes. To the surprise of no one, the Los Angeles Angels have built their marketing efforts around newly acquired slugger Albert Pujols. But one segment of that campaign has run afoul of the player's wishes. The Angels have 20 billboards around Southern California with Pujols pictured in an Angels uniform alongside the Spanish words "El Hombre." Pujols has asked not to be called that in deference to St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial, who was referred to as Stan "The Man" during most of his 22-year career. ... "Like I say, I haven't talked to them, but I prefer not to use [El Hombre]," Pujols said Wednesday.

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February 23, 2012  09:02 AM ET

Too bad Stan "the Man" didn't copyright the term.

February 23, 2012  09:07 AM ET

As a fellow Maple Woods Community College Monarch, I applaud Pujols on not disrespecting Musial???s legacy. Maybe he should tell the Angels to "lamer mi huevos."

February 23, 2012  09:30 AM ET
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Stan was and is the only man Musial................

Amen

February 23, 2012  10:08 AM ET

Dont try to impress us CARDINAL fans now you stinking hypocrite

February 23, 2012  10:09 AM ET
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Stan was and is the only man Musial................

Here,here.

February 23, 2012  10:10 AM ET

It is not the Money I will take 3 million less just to stay in ST Louis remember that

February 23, 2012  10:17 AM ET

Mr.Pojols is a MAN OF HONOR because he know the rich history of major leauge base ball.Not like the unangels they are SPITING ON STAN THE MAN MUSIAL.This just shows that the unangels have no HONOR NOR CLASS.

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February 23, 2012  10:50 AM ET

How about "Il Bambino" ... no wait, I think that's already taken too.

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February 23, 2012  11:12 AM ET

They pay the bills "El Hombre"

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