Cardinals fans are unhappy with ESPN analyst Max Kellerman for his segment about the sudden resurgence of future Hall of Famer Albert Pujols.
Pujols has one career advancement Art in St. Louis as he only has three home runs away from 700. It’s also his last year, which makes it all the more incredible that he’s put up some incredible power numbers.
At 42, no one saw this coming. That goes doubly for Kellerman, who commented on Pujols’ season and the hunt for 700 in “This Just In.”
Cardinals fans are quick to defend Pujols, believing that Kellerman is implying that using PED is at the root of his power gain and overall performance. However, there is no way to prove that this is actually the case. But we’ll let the baseball fans judge.
Cardinals: Did Max Kellerman Hint Albert Pujols Is On Steroids?
As much as Cards fans would like to cluster here, Kellerman cannot legally make such a statement without being the subject of a defamation lawsuit from Pujols. Even his sarcastic comment would put him in danger.
As a veteran journalist and television personality, Kellerman cannot and will not make such a bold comment, even as a joke. It would be defamatory.
To put it simply: no. Kellerman doesn’t believe Pujols took any performance-enhancing drugs. However, it is strange that Pujol’s numbers have increased in his 42-year season.
But it all goes back to his season at age 41 when he left the Los Angeles Angels for the Crosstown Dodgers. While many assumed Pujols was in his final stages — especially given his loss of power — a stint with the Dodgers coaching staff unleashed something in his momentum.
It’s no great surprise that the Cardinals — another well-run organization — have found a way to build on those advances. Of course, notoriety helps.
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