I'm really ticked off that my St. Louis Cardinals let Albert Pujols get away. He's headed for the Los Angeles Angels, who lured him away with a 250-million dollar, ten-year contract. I have this feeling, and it's just a feeling, that there's more to Albert's leaving than money. I'll just throw this out for discussion. Does anybody think Albert will still be playing ten years from now? He turns 32 next month. I figure he can play well for five more years. So the Angels will be shelling out 125 million or so after he retires. I know, that's done all the time. And maybe this factor was running through the Cardinal managements' minds. A USA Today article says going to the American league may extend Albert's career after his defensive skills start to deterioriate. The Angels can simply move him to designated hitter. And, just think about all that money that'll be freed up for the Cards to wheel and deal. Prince Fielder, maybe? Anyway, I'm sorry to see Albert leave. He's still one of my favorite players. And I don't blame him for testing his value in the market.