Albert Pujols, the baseball superstar who left the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals to go to the Los Angeles Angels via free agency, will no longer have a St Louis restaurant named after him. The Pujols 5 owners recently announced via Twitter that they will no longer be calling the bar the Pujols 5, but instead the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame Bar and Grill.
Albert Pujols did leave St. Louis for the Angels, but he has done so much for the city of St. Louis and should still be honored for it. The restaurant owners should be proud that they have a restaurant named after Pujols. He is from Missouri and had lived there most of his life. He also has a charity called the Pujols Family Foundation that helps families that are affected by Down syndrome in some way. Not to mention the Championships he has helped the city win.
Now, the restaurant is taking Pujol’s departure in stride– they’ve added angel food cake to their menu in honor of his move to the Angels of Anaheim. Regardless, it is still going to be tough moving his bronze statue out front.
By Chris Swift
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