Erick Aybar apparently doesn’t understand the famous Albert Pujols Intensity yet.
If he did, he clearly would not have participated in such tomfoolery as smacking Pujols in his elbow/foreman rather than his hand during the postgame High 5 line.
In response, an angry Pujols retaliated.
So, just for the record, in an Angels uniform Pujols has now angrily hit teammates with his fielding glove as often as he’s homered. And it’s May 10th.
Yeah, that’s probably not good.
Update: Good point brought up by Will Carroll: that is the elbow Pujols had fixed a couple of years ago. Maybe it still tingles at the touch?
I still think Pujols will bust out of his doldrums and have a solid season. And hey, even if he doesn’t, Adam Dunn is proving this year that a terrible one-year adjustment to the AL from the NL Central is not a harbinger of career-threatening ineffectiveness.
Just don’t tap Pujols in his funny bone. He clearly doesn’t think there is anything funny about it.