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ST. LOUIS–St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols scored a perfect 100% on his American citizenship test, and was sworn in as an American citizen Wednesday.
Pujols was captured on film only moments later waiting in line at the welfare office.
One hunnert pur sent!
ST. LOUIS–The 2009 All-Star Game will take place in the new Busch Stadium. The decision was made by Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig after Gary, Indiana, Newark, New Jersey, and Compton, California failed to get their bids in on time for consideration.
Baseball insiders suspect that Selig’s selection of St. Louis to host the game, which will take place two years after Selig’s projected retirement, is a sick joke on Selig’s successor, who will be forced to attend the game. Interviews with Selig partially confirmed such suspicions. “No, it’s going to be really, really great,” Selig said, pretending to cough as he covered a snicker. “I mean, there can’t be a better baseball town in America,” Selig said shortly before he was joined in uproarious laughter by a cadre of reporters.
“I mean, they’re SOOOOOO intelligent and love baseball SOOOOO much!” Selig continued, chortling. “What other team’s fans would have had the thoughtfulness to give Ken Griffey, Jr. a standing ovation when he hit his 500th home run? On Lou Brock bobblehead day, no less!” Selig practically shouted over the peals of laughter. “And to top it off! Consummate professional and excellent broadcaster Joe Buck is a Cardinals fan. He’ll tell you what a great baseball city St. Louis is!” Selig finished before excusing himself from the press conference, red-faced and teary-eyed.
After Selig’s announcement, Andy MacPhail and Bob Costas withdrew their names from consideration for serving as the next Commissioner of Baseball.
HOUSTON–Roger Clemens’ agent Randy Hendricks has indicated that Clemens is likely going to pitch next year.
Upon hearing of the news, Death yawned and smiled saying, “Roger’s at it again, huh? Who would have thought he’d string everyone along for another offseason and then announce at an inconvenient time that he’s ready to come back? I sure wouldn’t have suspected that. If you see Rog, tell him I’ll see him in a couple of years.”
Taxes was similarly unimpressed. “He’s doing the whole ‘I might be done but I’m probably going to be back, since steroids have greatly helped me prolong my career’ thing again? That is so Roger!”
In other news, the sun came up this morning, water is wet, and Cardinals fans are idiots.
NEW YORK–The Hall of Fame ballots have been counted, and first-year candidates Cal Ripken, Jr. and Tony Gwynn were inducted into baseball’s most prestigious club.
Left out of the Hall was first-year candidate Mark McGwire, who socked 583 home runs during his career. McGwire’s chances were hurt by his rumored connection to performance-enhancing drugs and by the fact that he was a Trojan and a Cardinal.
McGwire’s name appeared on a mere 23.5 percent of the ballots cast, far short of the requisite 75 percent required for induction. As a consolation prize, the voters chipped in to buy McGwire a year’s supply of a different type of performance-enhancing drug, Proactiv.
Gentleman, five-tool athlete, great teammate, and, by all accounts, terrific human being, Andre Dawson received 56.7 percent of the vote, down from the 61 percent he received last year. Wrigley Ville is still fighting the good fight for Dawson, but I am saddened to think he may be fighting a losing battle.
Goose Gossage fell just short of induction, garnering 71.2 percent of the vote. Other notable names who failed to attain the necessary 75 percent were Jim Rice, Bert Blyleven, Lee Smith, Jack Morris, and Tommy John. Goatriders has a good article about how these guys should all be inducted, as well, if the Hall of Fame voters weren’t collectively such a bloated piece of crap.
ST. LOUIS–Despite Ryan Howard’s superior numbers, more pleasant demeanor, less pharmaceutically enhanced physique, and Howard’s Phillies’ better regular season record in a far more difficult NL East, Albert Pujols was up to his whining ways on Wednesday, crying about how the NL MVP should have gone to a player on a team that made the playoffs. Sources close to Pujols could not confirm who he would have chosen as the MVP, as Pujols was too busy attempting to fellate himself to answer that question.
For the third consecutive year, Pujols is making a strong case for himself to finally supplant nine-time winner Barry Bonds for the biggest asshole in Major League Baseball.
Howard’s 2006 numbers were nearly as good or better than Pujols’ in virtually every category, and Howard led the Philadelphia Phillies to two more wins than Pujols’ Cardinal team. The Phillies play in the NL East, considered to be the toughest division in the National League in 2006. The Cardinals play in the NL Central, considered to be the easiest division in the National League in this century.
Don’t try telling Pujols about statistics or team achievements, though. “The MVP should come from a playoff team,” Pujols said in broken English, kicking a three-legged puppy out of his way as he did so. “Pujols deserves the MVP. If it weren’t for Pujols, Pujols’ crappy team wouldn’t have won the World Series,” Pujols continued while exchanging high-fives and needles with Albert Belle, Gary Sheffield, Michael Irvin, Barry Bonds, O.J. Simpson, and an autographed picture of Adolph Hitler.
“FLP!” is still trying to confirm that Pujols has ever, in fact, played in the World Series. So far, investigators have found only two World Series RBIs allegedly credited to Pujols’ name.