Former Cardinals Media Rep Dubs Angels New ‘Evil Empire’


By Richard Horgan Comment

As Tom Hanks‘ character Jimmy Dugan famously bellows in A League of Their Own, there’s no crying in baseball! Nor, on the real-life flip side many decades later, much superstar player loyalty.

Reacting to the news that the Los Angeles Angels have snagged Albert Pujols away from the St. Louis Cardinals, Jeff Grant, a former media relations rep with the 2011 World Series champs, chimes in at under a headline that suggests the Halo’s are now a worthy heir to the Yankees’ “evil empire” throne:

Being a Southern California native and having experienced life in the St. Louis Cardinals organization as a member of the media relations department, I’m simply amazed by the ten-year deal that Pujols received…

The 65-year-old Artie Moreno just spent more money today than when he purchased the team from The Walt Disney Company for $180 million in 2003.

Grant’s piece is delivered in the form of a 15-part slide show, and FishbowlLA is with him all the way. RIP old Dugan days of sport, to soon be further trampled by all indications by the Lakers.

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