Friday, August 27, 2010

Pujols To Join Schilling And Clemens in Unholy Trinity of Wingnut Jocks

Say it ain’t so, Albert:
St. Louis Cardinals superstar Albert Pujols is going to bat for Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin.

The three-time NL MVP is joining his manager, Tony LaRussa, at the “Restore Honor” rally organized in Washington, D.C., Saturday, the St. Louis Dispatch reported.

“I made it clear when we were approached: I said, ‘If it’s political, I wouldn’t even approach Albert with it.’ I don't want to be there if it’s political,” La Russa told the newspaper.
For those who do not follow baseball, Albert Pujols is the best all-round player in the game today, one of the greatest sluggers in baseball history, and a shoo-in for the Hall of Fame. Pujols is also a black Latino man. One has to wonder: Was Pujols in some kind of bubble, unaware of Beck’s daily racist rants against the President, Latino immigrants, poor blacks, and the unemployed? If so, he’s still got time to reconsider and pull out of the event. He should not lend his considerable prestige to validate what is clearly a political event.

If, on the other hand, Pujols is going into this with eyes wide open, then he will add another record to his name, completing the unholy wingnut trinity with Curt Schilling and Roger Clemens. As for Tony LaRussa, it’s automatic that a dude who conceals his eyes behind aviator shades by day and by night, is a right winger. Good on Rick Chandler, calling them out.

One could expect most of the Yankees to show up at this kind of event. But Pujols’ presence at Beck’s trashing of Dr. Martin Luther King’s memory is surprising. And sad.

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