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Pujols' wife defends husband on St. Louis radio

Posted on: December 12, 2011 4:02 pm
Edited on: December 12, 2011 4:18 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Albert Pujols signed with the Angels last week in a move that shocked the baseball world. We knew that. But his wife, Deidre (or "Dee Dee") says the people don't know the reality of the situation -- which is that the Cardinals' offer didn't come anywhere close to what has been reported, because it was only for five years. From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
“What I’m saying is it wasn’t a guaranteed situation,” she said. “When you have somebody say, ‘We want you to be a Cardinal for life’ and only offer you a five-year deal ... it kind of confused us. ...

“Well, we got over that insult and felt like Albert had given so much of himself to baseball and into the community that he at least deserved the opportunity to have real life-long -- you know, I tell you what -- we didn’t want to go through this again. Free agency, it’s stressful.”
The Post-Dispatch has reported that the Cardinals' initial offer -- what Dee Dee called an "insult" -- was for five years and $130 million. Of course, the Post-Dispatch is also reporting the offer grew to 10 years and $210 through the course of the negotiations -- which was widely reported during the Winter Meetings last week. On the flip-side, they also report that there was a "significant" portion of the deal in deferred, interest-free, money. So while Mrs. Pujols can say this move wasn't about the money, it's pretty evident it was very much about the money (Pujols signed for 10 years, $254 million and none of that is deferred). Not that I'm blaming them one bit, as $44 million is quite a chunk of change to think about turning down.

Deidre also mentioned that she was surprised Cardinals fans turned on Pujols so quickly upon the news of him signing to play elsewhere. I guess she didn't watch The Decision, huh?

In fairness, we must point out that Mrs. Pujols did say, "we still love St. Louis and always will."

Still, it was 20 minutes of justifications on a radio show in an argument she can't win. With Pujols signing, the fans of St. Louis are going to be angry, and nothing she can say will change that. This goes for free agents leaving places for more money in every sport.

The full interview is available on via Joy FM's website.

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brian8ball
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Posted on: December 17, 2011 11:28 pm
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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: December 17, 2011 11:15 pm
 

Pujols' wife defends husband on St. Louis radio

Hey internet tough guy, no one said it's alright to hit women, kids and dogs.  It was a figure of speech meant to be an extreme scenario to highlight a point.  Being the simpleton that you are, you didn't get it though did you?

It's real easy talking tough behind a computer, isn't it tough guy.  Clue to you, save the tough guy BS.  You aren't scaring anyone and only making yourself look like an imature fool.

And with that, I'm done wasting my time on you.  

He acts tough with everybody, challenges people all the time but when somebody accepts his challenge he runs scared like a little girl.

He is a waste of time, but it's tough to ignore him since he constantly follows people around, insults them and threatens them.

He's the biggest fool on these boards... 




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Posted on: December 17, 2011 11:13 pm
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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: December 17, 2011 11:10 pm
 

Pujols' wife defends husband on St. Louis radio

DUDE you are a friggin clownwith your GAY name naughty Max go away now little man.

Nobody is going away Brian.  I'm the guy you ran away from you little girl and you'll never hear the end of it young lady.  You are a punk.... it's time you change over to another user i.d.  Until then people won't lay off you... not one bit.  You're a loser....  and even when you do start over with a new i.d we will find you because you're one of those people that don't go away... punk.
 


brian8ball
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Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: December 16, 2011 9:59 pm
 

Pujols' wife defends husband on St. Louis radio

don't worry, Brian's a pretend internet tough guy with everybody.  All you have to do is call his bluff and agree to meet him and he'll run like the basement dwelling, unintelligent, uneducated nobody he really is.



Since: Dec 17, 2006
Posted on: December 16, 2011 5:36 pm
 

Pujols' wife defends husband on St. Louis radio

Hey Dee-Dee what stress, I feel so bad for you and that 250 million dollar pay day. Go screw yourself you make a joke out of this. When will these idiots realize that a tiny bit of stress vs. 250 million dollars. If you don't want stress tell your husband to work at Taco Bell and wear a sombrero. What a joke! Really I get it signing with the Angels but Dee-Dee your not the one playing ball, maybe when Albert retires you u can turn tricks and bring home the $.




Since: Sep 6, 2011
Posted on: December 15, 2011 6:09 pm
 

Pujols' wife defends husband on St. Louis radio

SAYS THE GOOBER WHO THINKS HITTING WOMAN,DOGS AND KIDS IS ALRIGHT.LIKE I SAID COME AND TRY TO HIT MY KID.

Hey internet tough guy, no one said it's alright to hit women, kids and dogs.  It was a figure of speech meant to be an extreme scenario to highlight a point.  Being the simpleton that you are, you didn't get it though did you?

It's real easy talking tough behind a computer, isn't it tough guy.  Clue to you, save the tough guy BS.  You aren't scaring anyone and only making yourself look like an imature fool.

And with that, I'm done wasting my time on you. 


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: December 15, 2011 11:32 am
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