Thursday, April 17, 2008

Age-gate continues

I am shocked, shocked to discover that Miguel Tejada is two years older than is reported on baseball records.

Albert Pujols

This trend of Latino players lying about their ages must be irksome to general managers, though one could always say "buyer beware" when it comes to borderline unconscionable signings of teenage talent who never even enter the draft. I still laugh at Adrian Beltre saying he was older than he really was, so the Dodgers could sign him when he was 11, or thereabouts.

Albert Pujols

Tejada, who still has three or so years left on his deal (IIRC), won't necessarily be decrepit at the age of 36, but he won't be 34, either. You've got to wonder if this is the last of the high-profile players who will be caught monkeying around with their birth dates. Also, what's that echo I keep hearing?

Albert Pujols

There it is again.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

hmmm, sounds like someone is jealous of the Cardinals and Albert Pujols.

Mike Bock said...

Jealous? Not me. The Cardinals are a well run organization, and Pujols is a likeable fellow.

I just don't believe Pujols is still 17. That's what they're claiming, right?

Anonymous said...

Pujols went to high school in the US and lived here for several years. Seems unlikely that he can monkey with his age that much.

Mike Bock said...

It's a running joke. Kind of like how Greg Oden is actually fifty, rather than twenty.