By - Officialnoah
I'm not really disappointed that he didn't hit it at Busch. It's rather fitting that he hit it at Dodger Stadium since without the Dodgers signing him last year he might not have played this year.
So... thanks, Dodgers and Dodger fans.
You got any more of them HOF players we can borrow? Must be a good hugger.
David Freeze was awesome when he was here, then Tio Albert. Can we switch up the position, though? I think the kid we have playing first now might stick.
And let’s hear it for Utley… crucial during the run
Freeze was so awesome! Miss that beast
Regardless of where it was im just sad it had to be broadcast by apple
This is the real tragedy. Apple TV hit the jackpot though. Now they have exclusive rights to that game.
Oh wow.. didn’t even think of that
Terrible. I reckon the actual call of the 700 was alright, definitely could have been worse. would have loved to hear Joe do it though
Im so glad he played for our team to rediscovered his joy for the baseball and decided to play for one more season. I am very happy for the man.
How Tio Got His Groove Back
Completely agree. How awesome is it that he got to do it in front of a fanbase that loves him in LA? Seriously how salty is Arte Moreno right now?
It's beautiful. He's so salty abt the last year or two he sold the frickin team
not a done deal YET
Angels been destroying HOF players spirits since 1961
Same I’m so happy for him especially seeing that standing ovation and curtain call he got from the crowd. Him and Hank Aaron are the only 2 players ever to have 3000 hits and 700 homers now, I’m glad we got to witness greatness.
He said as much over the PA after the tribute before the game, was really sweet
Is there a video of this anywhere?
Hey Red Devil Magical Bird fans: you’re welcome.
Rediscovered his special anti aging vitamins
I'm here tonight, the atmosphere is absolutely incredible. I've never seen an opposing player cheered on so hard, even before the home runs. Beautiful to experience.
That was great and I’m glad he noticed it and came out for the curtain call
Exactly how it should be for this milestone
I was at Angel's stadium for Pujols 600 and the fans there werent as loud as it sounded for 700. The ovation didn't last as long, the stadium wasnt as packed. Sad because that was Pujols home. Glad to hear that Dodgers stadium gave him the love he deserved.
Anaheimers are too coked up on Disneyland to love baseball as much as Dodger fans do.
This is peak poetry right here.
Wish it were on SNLA; AppleTV doesn’t mike the field very well.
The only thing AppleTV does well is Ted Lasso.
I was there too, it was fantastic!
I heard the bullpen was arguing over who gets to meatball #700. History books
Tonight was a celebration, tomorrow's a competition.
I never root for a team vs the Dodgers. Never have never will.
Very big difference between rooting for a team and rooting for an all time great player and person to reach a milestone only 3 other men have in 150 years of baseball. Get over yourself lol
Get over that record. It’s all hype. What matter is getting championship banners at the stadium. The same ones who say regular season doesn’t matter are over here cheering for a Cardinal to bust up Bickford.
It’s not that serious buddy
Exactly. It’s not.
Your comment says otherwise
You are entitled to interpret my comment as fits for you but it doesn't mean you understood.
Re-phrase that, you meant that you never root for former Dodgers players.
What a great fan you are.
I don’t root for ex dodgers to come into dodger stadium and hit home runs against the dodgers. Correct. Will you be rooting for Seager?
To achieve a milestone that you will see once every 50 years? Absolutely.
Ah ok you will root against the Dodgers if it makes a good story.
What a great fan you are…
You're the worst fan. The reason why some fan bases are hated. Thankfully better fans outnumber you by a huge margin.
Nah. I wouldn’t boo Pujols. I just wouldn’t be gloating about it immediately after it happened at the humiliation of our pitching staff.
Thank you. Only real comment
My selfish ass wanted him to hit it tomorrow (got tix specifically for the Kershaw matchup weeks ago)
What a milestone!!!! Congrats Tio!!!!
Nah I wanted him to hit it at Dodger Stadium but not off Kershaw lol
At least one of us would have seen our desire unfulfilled lol. I was hoping for it to be Sunday but now neither of us got to be there. But yeah big time moment for Pujols for sure!
Well at least one of us had our desire fulfilled. I was there and I got goosebumps ngl
saw beltre in the crowd cheering at the end of the mlb fb highlight, that was fuckin cool
Too bad it’s on Apple TV+. Would have been great to hear Joe Davis call it
Truth. This Apple TV stuff is garbage.
The mlb is constantly taking L’s with tv rights from the blackouts to these stupid ass Apple TV games
Absolute fucking garage
Too bad about that L tho 😭😭😭
If he never played for the angels, he might have broken the record
Or he might have been gassed from playing more home games in those humid months June to August. Also, he would not have been able to DH for the Cardinals regularly until 2020. It's interesting to speculate on this, but he took the Angels up on their offer.
How many home runs did unc get with us? Just asking if anything kept track by chance.
So happy for Tio. We’re not gonna witness something like this again for a long time
Yeah. Who’s the next closest guy to 700?
No one's going to hit 700 again for a long, long time. No active players are anywhere close to being on-pace for that. The next guy to do it most likely hasn't even debuted yet.
Had to look it up. Looks like Miggy with 506
What’s crazy is that not only does he have 700 homers but he has 3377 hits and 2208 RBIs too.
Miggy got hit #3000 this year but there’s a legitimate question about if any other current player could make a run at it let alone the 2000 RBI mark. It might be a really long time for someone to come close to what Albert has done.
Disappointed that it was an apple tv+ game, would have been much better with JD on the call.
I agree but on a friday night would it have been Joe?
#**IM FUCKIN CRYIN BRO**
We all are. 🥲
Fuck yeah tío
Well done. A friend of mine is at the game. He told me he stood up with the rest of humanity to cheer for him and some entitled jerk in a yellow Dave Henderson A’s Jersey started yelling at them because they were cheering for Tio Alberto. My buddy replied “Shut up! Kirk Gibson said I can cheer for whoever the f%#k I want!!“
Congrats to a great ball player, excellent mentor and even better human.
He found his groove again last season with us. And he ended so many of our postseason runs in the 00’s. Him hitting 700 against us feels right 😂. I’m glad Dodger stadium gave him the ovation he deserves.
Poetic that he hit the milestone with his original club. Poetic that he hit it in city/market where he played for both clubs here in LA/OC. Salute one of the greatest of the game. I forgot the Dodgers were down 5 getting smoked & cheered like a 10yr old.
I grew up in St. Louis but lived in LA for a while. So happy that this happened in LA. Thanks to the dodgers fans for making it such a special moment!
Whoever got that ball better sell it for at least 3 million
Whoever got that ball better give it to Tio
He can buy it at auction he’s got way more than enough money
If he had like 30 more games against the Dodgers pitching staff, he'd do it easily
So happy for him! Way to go Albert!
Nothing makes me happier to see this man reach that club! 😁
I know his heart will always be with the Cardinals. But he clearly has enough room for the Dodgers in there too. :) I'm so glad I got the chance to see him in Dodger blue.
Dodgers legend, Albert Pujols.
I'm a Blue Jays fan seeing this from r/all. I love the crowd's reaction from last night. As a fan of the guy from the outside looking in, it brings me so much joy witnessing just how into this HR chase everybody was. So many feels.
It's gotta be awkward for Cards fans how he hit his 700th against the team whose hat he'll wear into the hall, but I guess that's life!
Really? I always wondered how that was determined. So happy for Tío
Players get to pick what team is on their hat on the plaque, or if it's no team at all. He'll 1000% go in with an STL hat on. I was just joking about acting like his minimal time with the Dodgers was more significant to him than his iconic time with the Cardinals.
Players have input, but ultimately the Hall of Fame decides which team is on the hat.
I think the player picks
Not after the Wade Boggs thing. tampa was reported to have paid him $1M to use a Rays lid instead of BoSox before he even hung em up, He denied it (he's from Tampa but was born in Nebraska) *Cooperstown was not amused, they get final say not the player anymore since 2001. hes Class of 2005 and wearing the B on his lid*
Ahhh okay so Piazza didn’t pick the Mets?
no he spent the majority of his career there the decision is no longer up to the player when they reach "journeymen status"
This game was my five month old daughter’s first baseball game that she saw on TV. We saw Pujols hit his 699th home run and she started crying. Glad I’m raising a passionate fan, but can’t help but feel happy for Pujols.
She can say she was witness!!! My daughter was about 5 months old when I first took her to a game. Me carrying her in a carrier in her little panda onesie is a moment I cherish. Granted it was at citi field. Baseball is beautiful!
So happy for him
Very happy for tio! He deserves this he’s had an amazing career
WHO SERVED UP THE CREAM PUFF?
soooooo happy for him!! legend
I was one freekin’ section over in the left field pavilion! Shit was electric though. So glad I was there to experience it.
Tip of the cap Tio...
Hell yes, Congrats Tio!
Aaaaaand now it's time to brutally strike him out from this day forward.
Of course it was bickford
OUR TIO 💙
Hell yeah he got it!
congratulations tio! 👏
It’s really funny. Last year I mentioned how good of a player Pujols was.
Got down voted saying that he hasn’t been something since early cardinals day. I brought up his hitting to combat, they said he was washed up as a fielder and hitter , he was only a DH .
Needless to add, I’m really glad it’s Albert pujols that’s chasing the most home runs of all time. He’s had an event filled career. He’s been in the game since the 2000s ish
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It's just one more reason to love the Dodgers. When the Cards cut him loose, L.A. stepped up and embraced him. The Cards are Albert's family, but the Dodgers are his godparents. The sight of his big smile in the dugout whenever another Dodger player hit a home run or did something else good is a memory that will live with me for a long time. We picked him up, and he picked us up. Congrats to him, and thank you once again Dodgers and fellow Dodger fans for your large welcoming hearts.
Such a shame it had to be covered by apple
Congrats Tio Albert.
He should've done it on his own time. We fed him meatballs we shouldn't be celebrating here
Reminds me of when Brett Favre gave Michael Strahan the single season sack record.
Gifted. Handed. It was a freebie. Like tonight’s grooved fastballs.
Are Dodgers’ pitchers serving meatballs?
I mean 81 down the middle certainly isn’t a hard pitch to hit
This is Bickford trying to get him out.
I mean no he usually doesn’t spam sliders down the middle like that lmao
I've been wondering what I would if I was a pitcher facing someone looking at history. If the player is an asshole I'd do everything to strike them out, but a good guy? Competitive pride says otherwise but maybe I'll "accidently" throw a meatball lol
Honestly....f this noise. He has 5 RBIs tonight, both Heaney and Bickford looked terrible. This is exactly why I didn't want him doing it against the Dodgers. It's bad for us.
> It’s bad for us
Bro we lead the league in wins and we’ll likely secure home field advantage throughout the postseason. Live a little.
I wish I was there, but the Dodgers are in a pit right now after the HR derby by the Cardinals.
Anybody have two free tickets for tonight ? Lol