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Comment Winter Olympics: Albert Pujols, the Mets' injuries and sports fans

It was a relatively quiet week here at the blog, as I returned to New York and began work on Newsday's baseball preview section. So the judges had it relatively easy.

Your medalists:

--The bronze goes to Islander505, who predictably reacted to my post showing how amazingly long Albert Pujols has been reliably excellent:

I reiterate my preseason prediction. Pujols WILL NOT be the Angels' starting first sacker by the end of the season (injuries don't count).

Look forward to the highest priced DH in baseball history.

Mike Sciosia (and the California press) will not stand for Giambi-like footwork around the bag, failure to properly position for cuts, never following plays to second base, improper holding of runners on first, and gawd knows how many mental errors that were conveniently overlooked in St. Louis by a fawning manager and media.

Stuff that just doesn't flow out of a decoder ring.

--The silver goes to JE, who offered his two cents concerning the run of Mets injuries this spring:

At this rate the only Mets player who won't get injured will be the one who hiked the tallest mountain in Africa during his offseason.

--And the gold goes to Richie G., who responded to Bob Tufts' observation that Giants fans booed Ryan Braun in a Cactus League game:

There is no more hypocritical person than the American sports fan



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