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Angels fans turn on Albert 'Boo-jols'

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10:03 AM ET 05.05 | The boos in Angel Stadium could be heard clearly after his sixth-inning strikeout Friday night, and they grew even louder and longer after he grounded out to third base in the bottom of the ninth. The Angels were shut out for the second consecutive game and sixth time this season in a 4-0 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays, and the man who was supposed to prevent these kinds of droughts bore the wrath of the hometown fans. Albert Pujols was hitless in four at-bats, his average falling to .194, and he has now gone 108 at-bats in 27 games this season without a home run, the longest power outage of his career.

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May 5, 2012  10:36 AM ET

It's okay Albert...you've got all that money to keep you happy.

May 5, 2012  10:38 AM ET

How much salary are the Angels prepared to eat when they trade him back to Saint Louis?

Just kidding, but this was inevitable. It has come a few years sooner than I thought it would. Let's see how Albert reacts. He's never, ever been booed at home.

May 5, 2012  10:59 AM ET

An injured Lance Berkman is easily more productive

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May 5, 2012  11:13 AM ET
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so if this continues.....is this worse than the Arod contract?

It will be unless he breaks out of this soon. At least ARod still performed at a high level for a few years and got the Yankees a championship before he started breaking down.

What is this now? Four of the six most recent block buster contracts for position players being horribly bad?

May 5, 2012  11:16 AM ET

I never understood this contract. Pujols had far more value to Saint Louis than any other club. I understood their offer this late in his career. The other two teams must have been smoking crack when they made their offers.

May 5, 2012  11:28 AM ET

Something positive should come out of this and ARoids deals. The end of the 10 year mega deal. What's funny is that Fielder couldn't get his 10 years when he was the one who was a better bet since he's younger and would've only been 38 at the end of the deal.

Paying 25-30 mill a year to a 35+ year old player is idiotic. Plain and simple.

May 5, 2012  11:28 AM ET

Prince Albert's in a can.

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May 5, 2012  11:32 AM ET

Prince Albert's in a can.

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May 5, 2012  11:40 AM ET
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I never understood this contract. Pujols had far more value to Saint Louis than any other club. I understood their offer this late in his career. The other two teams must have been smoking crack when they made their offers.

huge hispanic population in Cali, and a new TV deal for the Angels, yeah he was supposed to perform better(and he will), but this was all about ratings, same as the Arod deal, think of all the milestones and records these two guys are supposed to break, it just sucks for the YES neowrk that Arod is tainted and no one cares bout anything he does anymore....

May 5, 2012  11:41 AM ET

He's too good a hitter to just all of a sudden lose it, he isn't Adam Dunn, or is that done....

May 5, 2012  11:45 AM ET

He will get it going or be Traded to da Mets!!!!!!!

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May 5, 2012  12:15 PM ET
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It's okay Albert...you've got all that money to keep you happy.

Money can't buy him love.

May 5, 2012  12:30 PM ET
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According to this picture, he has no right arm. That may be a cause...

That was good!
Really made me laugh.

 
May 5, 2012  12:35 PM ET

Just think what this retread is going to be like in 8 years.

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