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Pujols’ wife was ‘mad at God’ over Cardinals’ offer

Dec 19, 2011, 10:51 AM EDT

Albert Pujols AP

We know that Albert Pujols has been “in pain” since his decision to leave St. Louis. And we know that his wife, Deidre, is pretty steaming mad about the Cardinals’ offer. But until I read this just now, I didn’t know that she was mad at God. Back last week in an interview with Christian radio station KLJY in St. Louis, Deidre Pujols not only claimed that reports that Cardinals offered Pujols a 10-year deal are false, but she felt that God should have intervened somehow to keep the couple in St. Louis. Art least that’s how I’m interpreting this.

“When it all came down, I was mad,” Deidre Pujols told the radio station. “I was mad at God because I felt like all the signs that had been played out through the baseball field, our foundation, our restaurant, the Down Syndrome Center, my relationships, my home, my family close. I mean, we had no reason, not one reason, to want to leave. People were deceived by the numbers.”

In the same interview, Mrs. Pujols said “It’s just like God to put us on a team called the Angels.”

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Pujols’ Wife ‘Mad At God’ Over Cardinals’ Offer [CBS Chicago]
Wife of Albert Pujols tells radio show: ‘the city of St. Louis has absolutely been deceived’ [HardBallTalk]

  1. apmn - Dec 19, 2011 at 3:00 PM

    Count your blessings and be thankful, Mrs. Pujols.

  2. goforthanddie - Dec 19, 2011 at 3:04 PM

    The arrogance of him, and now her. “I’m in pain.” Horsesh!t. Shut the fsck up with your contract.

  3. bobwsc - Dec 19, 2011 at 3:29 PM

    or Albert could’ve taken the filthy rich deal they offered him and the missus’ problems would’ve been solved.

  4. ponsonbybritt - Dec 19, 2011 at 3:30 PM

    Some people of God are spoiled rotten. Not that they ought to take a vow of poverty (or sign with the Royals), but my goodness, get some perspective!

    • goforthanddie - Dec 19, 2011 at 6:03 PM

      Just noticed your name :)

  5. winkeroni - Dec 19, 2011 at 3:36 PM

    How unblessed the Pujols family is!? I thought things were going poorly for me. I don’t know how they can live off of millions dollars each year. It’s a shame those Cardinals did not please God by offering Pujols much more money.

  6. dowhatifeellike - Dec 19, 2011 at 3:53 PM

    Distance (driving) from STL to LA: 1827 miles.
    Value of Contract: $254 million (guaranteed)
    Dollars gained per mile moved: $139,025.73

    I’d lay down and drag myself to LA with my elbows for that kind of pay day.

  7. stlschnell - Dec 19, 2011 at 4:31 PM

    Albert was one of the best in his day, but now his numbers are failing (0.299 in 2011) and he can’t run to first base anymore. Albert was loved for his hitting ability, not for being a fan favorite when it came to public appearances, autographs and just being a nice guy. No, Albert had a pretty big head in the club house and around town. As his numbers decline, Albert is not the warm and fuzzy hand shake type of guy Musial, Ozzie, Edmunds, Gibson, Brock, etc. were. No, Albert rides pretty high on his horse and likes to look down upon all us common folk. It created a strange problem having a star that people only loved on the field. Not signing him was actually a blessing from God for St. Louis. We had Albert and enjoyed him when he posted big numbers and hit the huge home runs, but now he will be doing more public relations, which he is not very good at. Actually he stinks at it if you google “how Albert treats his fans”. Jeff Pearlman did a story in this in spring 2011 about what no one wants to talk about with Albert. Now Pujols makes $25M a year, but he wants the public to fund his Pujols Family Foundation! This is not funded by Albert as you would expect a multi-millionaire to do. No, Albert asks YOU to fund his Pujols Family Foundation so his wife can decide how to spend it (being so in tune to God) and so that Albert can take credit for this. No one in their right mind would want Dee Dee Pujols to determine how their money should be spent. Ultimately between Alberts huge ego issues, his declining numbers, his lack of public relations skills and his need to build statues for himself to show how important he is, the absolute best place for him is in Fantasy Land in Disney. So Albert has found a great home now that matches his and Dee Dee’s needs, Read more about the great Albert in just one of Jeff Pearlman’s articles. http://www.jeffpearlman.com/albert-pujols-and-the-treatment-of-people/

  8. whitecastleisafoodgroup - Dec 19, 2011 at 4:33 PM

    Sometimes life becomes inconvenient.

    Be grateful you met a person that allows you a lifestyle to be a part of your foundation, your restaurant, your modest home(s), and can afford to fly your sorry ass back to STL anytime you want to see your family.

    Deal with it.

  9. imaduffer - Dec 19, 2011 at 5:24 PM

    And if Albert tanks in So Cal do you think she’ll blame her god or STL? Stay tuned. Because it’s all about ME!!!!

  10. guitarmandodger - Dec 20, 2011 at 7:06 AM

    Its hard to fathom the ARROGANCE of these “people”. If it weren’t for AP’s ability to hit a baseball, he’d probably be mowing someone’s lawn for a living. And, where the hell did he find such a miserable woman? I feel really sorry for the Pujols, living in such abject poverty………….

  11. gscheelar - Dec 20, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    Deplorable. The guy was born in the Dominican Republic and could have very possibly ended up in abject poverty his entire life. His wife should be thankful she married a guy with an ability to do something relatively useless in the real world (hit a baseball) and get paid a bucketful of money to do that.
    She can be “mad at God” if she wants to, but it does not mean that she would be right in that thinking. If a kid in a refugee camp in Sierra Leone is mad at God, I could understand that. But Deidre, you ain’t got nothin to be mad about.

  12. delsj - Dec 20, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Why does anyone care what she thinks? Why do we make reality stars out of these slags that happen to be married to somebody famous. Albert wanted his $220M – be mad at him. Better yet, divorce him, take your $110M you did nothing to deserve and move back to St. Louis. That would serve all of them right.

  13. tjd42 - Dec 20, 2011 at 10:47 PM

    This is what happens when we idolize a sports figure or movie star. They begin to think they are above us all, and we are the dumb asses that spend our money to make them rich! They are the 1% but most people don’t realize it.

  14. modman11957 - Jan 21, 2012 at 1:38 AM

    Wtf? Crazy bitch