Angels Still Referring to Albert Pujols as "El Hombre" on LA County Billboards

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So remember the memo that new Anaheim Angels slugger Albert Pujols sent the team about them a couple of weeks ago referring to him as "El Hombre" (The Man), even though he's been against it ever since he was playing for the St. Louis Cardinals?

The Angels didn't get it.

Spotted yesterday on the east side of the 5 Freeway, around the area of Commerce and Montebello was the following billboard:

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Taken a couple of weeks ago, but still serves the purpose...

Are the Halos purposely trying to turn the Pujols marriage into another Moo Vaughn affair?

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RobE
RobE

The main problem for me with this is that it is just so corny and facile. If that was the best that Moreno's public relations staff can come up with they should be fired. Either be creative or go sell shoes!

Halo Fan
Halo Fan

Pujols doesn't like it because Stan Musial had a pretty famous nickname in St. Louis long before Albert came around - 'The Man,' translation: El Hombre in Spanish. 

He's continuing to honor Musial. That said, for $240 million, the Halos should be able to do anything they please within reason.

Halo Fan 1
Halo Fan 1

Must be two 'Halo Fans' since I didn't write the 'Wow Dude' entry below, and not sure where the skinhead reference comes from. I'm just a guy who likes the Angels. Guess I'll have to change my moniker, but that's a bit reactionary, Gustavo... your comment was kind of dickish, really...

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Thank you for school our resident skinhead about why "El Hombre" is so bad...

mitch young
mitch young

I'll give you it is pretty decent of Pujols to not want to interfere with the memory of Musial, and it isn't something I knew -- I don't give a shit about beisbol. 

Still, how does that invalidate my point. Moreno (and the Cardinals before him) are trying to appeal to Mexicans.

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Come on, sock puppet! Although your trashing of Mitchie is appreciated, at least do it under another name—his bitchiness is taken.

AngelFan
AngelFan

whats wrong with you sir?

Halo Fan
Halo Fan

Wow dude.. maybe keep that to yourself!

mitch young
mitch young

On another note, I would let Pujols go silly on my Poo Hole any damn day of the week. Alright, I'm outta here guys.

mitch young
mitch young

Clearly Moreno & Co. is trying to market to the 'Hispanic' community, this should be a source of pride for you, gruñon!

909Jeff
909Jeff

They got it... But remember... He who writes the checks, makes the rules!

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