Thursday, August 20, 2009
When is this card? 2007 Upper Deck Albert Pujols #443
I can't be entirely sure about the date of this photo, but it's almost certainly from this game on June 23, 2006. That's the only time that Pujols faced Justin Verlander (the pictured pitcher) that year and it came in Detroit. In the top of the 5th of that game, Pujols doubled to deep right field and was thrown out, I assume either trying to advance to third base or oversliding at second.
Albert Pujols = Jabs polluters
Justin Verlander = Turns javelin red
Total bases over the first eight years of a career--Number 1: Phat Albert