Albert Pujols: Six hundred and seventeen people lined up recently to get Pujols’ autograph. Pujols wasn’t very cordial, writes Jeff Pearlman. “Pujols does not look up—ever. He does not show emotion—ever … Like 98 percent of his teammates, he’d rather be shaving wild emus than sitting here. The rest of the Cardinals, however, attempt to hide it. For a full hour, Pujols doesn’t. Because of his endorsement deal with Upper Deck, he signs only pictures and baseballs (every other player signs whatever’s presented to him).” Sounds pleasant. I once begged my parents to drive me to Macy’s (or one of those department stores) to get Patrick Ewing’s autograph. I was maybe 11. He’s wasn’t awful, but he certainly wasn’t friendly. I never stood on line for an autograph again. [Jeff Pearlman]
Matt Harvey has been very busy this year. Last month we wondered if Harvey was too focused on working hard in the offseason. I guess not. (…)
Also ordered to pay $12,000 in legal fees.
The Chinese Super League is throwing serious money around the soccer transfer market. Aspiring super club Jiangsu Suning bought Brazilian (…)
Happy-looking young couple.
Oh, Grumpy Cat, have you no pride?
Is “Signing of the Stars” the wave of the future?
Pat Haden will retire as USC’s athletic director on June 30.
Deion Sanders is seldom right, and wrong again.
Would that even make sense?