Pujols is obviously known for his tremendous power and ability to crush home runs, while Scherzer is known for pumping strikes, having no fear, and pitching with a bulldog mentality.
Scherzer made the start last night for the New York Mets in their game against Pujols’ St. Louis Cardinals.
But it’s easy to forget that for the briefest of moments, both were actually teammates last year with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
MLB insider Britt Ghiroli shared an interesting and heartwarming story from their time together when the Dodgers made a stop at Busch Stadium in early September.
In early September, Max Scherzer -a new Dodger- was in his native St. Louis, chasing 3K strikeouts. During pregame he stopped Albert Pujols, a Dodger for just a few months himself, on his way out to stretch. Scherzer was excited.
“I got to get a photo with you, and this arch.”
— Britt Ghiroli (@Britt_Ghiroli) April 25, 2022
Bonding In St. Louis
This is a nice story and it’s a good full circle moment for Scherzer, a St. Louis native himself and somebody who got to watch a young Pujols burst onto the scene in 2001 just before he went to college at Missouri University.
It had to have been a dream come true for Scherzer to get to share a clubhouse with Pujols, even if only for a short while.
Making that stop in St. Louis had to make things even more special for Scherzer and Pujols.
And now it’s a nice touch that Scherzer got to return to St. Louis last night as a member of the Mets, while Pujols is back where it all began, as a member of the Cardinals.
We can only hope this photo ended up on Scherzer’s wall.
Getting a picture with Pujols in St. Louis as a St. Louis native had to have been a day-maker for Scherzer.