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Deidre Pujols: "Broken-hearted and delighted"

Posted on: December 10, 2011 7:18 pm
 
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Deidre Pujols, Albert's wife, spoke eloquently and passionately Saturday about the slugger's decision to forsake his longtime St. Louis home and sign a 10-year, $254 million deal with the Angels.

The couple's future had been up in the air since Pujols declined the Cardinals' nine-year, $195 million offer on the eve of spring training and declared that he would enter free agency this winter.

"You cannot prepare yourself" for something like this, Deidre Pujols said. "We did the same thing 12 years ago when Albert was drafted. You can try to not listen to what people say, and you can try and prepare in the moment. But you cannot prepare for when the moment comes.

"There are so many adjectives to describe the feeling. Broken-hearted and delighted, all at the same time."

Yes, she said, the process has been difficult for her, too.

"Listen, St. Louis, we made it our home," she said. "We have a lot of time invested in the community. You can't just get up and leave it like that.

"Now, it's more like we have an additional place to be [and call home]. We realize there is a lot of hurt. We're experiencing the same thing. That wasn't our intention in our decision.

"We're never going to stop loving St. Louis, and loving the people. I don't want Albert to be a possession. He was a human being. I can't tell you deeper than that. He's a man."
Comments

Since: Dec 8, 2011
Posted on: December 17, 2011 9:37 pm
 

Deidre Pujols: "Broken-hearted and delighted"

I thought it was pretty smart by the Cardinals, almost as smart as sending Colby Rasmus to your Blue Jays .... Cool



Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: December 14, 2011 9:04 pm
 

Deidre Pujols: "Broken-hearted and delighted"

St. Louis isn't winning anything anytime soon, they just lost there manager and there MVP. Game over. Go watch the Blues or The Rams,....lol
I won't be so sure about the Cardinals just yet, Cardinals is still is the best team in the NL Central. Now if they sign Beltrán which will make them a better team, keep in mind the NL central is weak so the Cardinal could lose a star player without losing a step.



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: December 14, 2011 2:11 pm
 

Deidre Pujols: "Broken-hearted and delighted"

St. Louis isn't winning anything anytime soon, they just lost there manager and there MVP. Game over. Go watch the Blues or The Rams,....lol



Since: Jul 21, 2007
Posted on: December 14, 2011 12:07 pm
 

Deidre Pujols: "Broken-hearted and delighted"

UnkleRandy: You're right albert doesn't owe St. Louis anything, however, why would he leave? More money? Does it matter at that point? You're right, I don't know because I don't make that much. However, how much more did he give up by chasing the cash? He has 2 rings in St. Louis, isn't that what pros supposedly want most? I sometimes wonder, for all their wealth, if these ballplayers really have much of a clue. pujols "owned" St. Louis, and everywhere else Cardinals Nation extends to, not only now but for the rest of his life if he had stayed. That's a lot of goodwill that would stay with him even as his physical skills diminished with age. I'm sure players don't play for monuments in front of ballparks, but pujols would have had such a statue in the most prominent place given if his career continued in some fashion as it had so far. I hope St. Louis wins the Series again, and sooner than albert and he realizes the legacy he's pushed aside.



Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: December 14, 2011 11:44 am
 

Deidre Pujols: "Broken-hearted and delighted"

Let me explain what Albert Pujols OWES the city of ST. Louis. Absolutly NOTHING! The man signed a contract, lived up to the contract, showed up every day, played 100%, brought us championships. Provided leadership to younger players. Made All-Star teams. Kept St. Louis Cardinal baseball at the top of the National League in not only performance but also in charachter. Refused to be a distraction over contract negotiations. NEVER asked for a renegotiated contract. And when it was all said and done he excepted a job offer that was better for his family and his carreer in another city and another league. Thank You Albert for all you've brought us and good luck in California. We'll see you in October!!



Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: December 14, 2011 8:34 am
 

Deidre Pujols: "Broken-hearted and delighted"

Having lived in both cities, for me it would be a "no brainer" to chose St. Louis over the "illegal alien capital of the world," even for the difference in the money.  Once your income gets to a certain point, money is no longer an issue and with Pujols it was more about ego than anything else.  Everyone "has to do what they have to do."  Pujols had to go to L.A. and that's okay if it makes him happy.  I'd have stayed in St. Louis ... but I'm not Pujols.  



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: December 11, 2011 9:28 pm
 

Deidre Pujols: "Broken-hearted and delighted"

I love it how people think they would say no to the money, and having the ability to win. 



Since: Aug 17, 2007
Posted on: December 11, 2011 10:58 am
 

Deidre Pujols: "Broken-hearted and delighted"

14 Million people looking for work and many millions more that struggle to survive everyday. And this idiot is telling us how hard it was to decide between $195 million or $254 Million. What a joker Pujols is.



Since: Dec 13, 2008
Posted on: December 11, 2011 12:26 am
 

Deidre Pujols: "Broken-hearted and delighted"

once again...why do we care when she has $254 million to help her get over it, she and Albert will be just fine I think.



Since: Nov 18, 2007
Posted on: December 10, 2011 10:00 pm
 

Deidre Pujols: "Broken-hearted and delighted"

I'm willing to bet that once all of their stuffed is moved that they'll never be back to St. Louis. Some home that is to them then. If it was gonna hurt so bad then why move...oh yeah the money.


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