I enjoyed Bob Simon's profile of St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols on tonight's edition of 60 Minutes. As Simon correctly noted, Pujols has not hit below .300, hit fewer than 30 homeruns or driven in fewer than 100 runs in his first ten big league seasons and is the only player MLB history to do so.
However, what Simon did not mention is that Pujols is off to slow start in 2011. In nine games, Pujols is batting only .143 (5-for-35) with one homerun and 4 RBI. This includes an 0-for-5 performance today against the San Francisco Giants.
I am sure Pujols will soon return to form. Perhaps he is pressing because his contract is up at the end of the year.