Besides being officially crowned King Albert: A Baseball Legend, Albert Pujols carries the title of Dad with pride. After making history in game 3 of the World Series, when all the baseball hoopla and celebrations were over, the footage of King Albert, his loving wife and their loved little son walking down the shadowed corridor of the ballpark and into the Texas night was classic. It could've been a Mean Joe Green Coca-Cola commercial moment.
Instead, the silent footage of this Man and his family carries a message that people in all walks of life should heed. Whether you're a King, politician, celebrity, professional athlete, businessman, blue collar worker, volunteer or seeking employment, it's what you come home to that makes it all worth while.
And if you've never experienced the beaming eyes of a child rushing toward you as you come home from a day of accomplishments and/or failures, then you're missing a precious little part of what makes humanity so.....Human.
It's been that way probably since prehistoric man first lumbered home, entering the family cave with a large piece of wild game slung over his shoulder. Simply put, King Albert Got Game!
"Pujols was 5-for-6 with three home runs and six RBIs as the Cardinals scored the second-most runs by one team in a World Series contest."
2004 - Albert Pujols watches his son, A.J., hit off a batting tee Friday in Jupiter, Fla. (Robert F. Bukaty/AP)