The St. Louis Cardinals are a storied franchise with a wonderful tradition of great players cycling through the organization.
So, when a young player who is up and coming has a monster game, it’s easy to start comparing them to some of the greatest who have ever worn the Birds on the Bat.
It’s not that these players are all of the sudden comparable to legends, it just means that they’ve joined some legendary company.
Nolan Gorman had himself a two-homer, four-RBI game on Tuesday against the Milwaukee Brewers, one that earned him a hug from Pujols.
Cardinals sideline reporter Jim Hayes tweeted a photo of the two hugging.
— Jim Hayes (@TheCatOnBallyTV) June 22, 2022
Two Generations, One Photo
Here we are watching the past, present, and the future all converge into one moment for the Cardinals.
You can bet Pujols was proud of Gorman after such an amazing game.
The Cardinals are all about tradition and success and when a young player has a great game, you know the veterans on the squad enjoy watching them do their thing.
But it’s nice to see two different generations sort of converge in one photo.
Pujols is certainly an important veteran voice in the Cards’ clubhouse and is a guy who has mentored a ton of great young players, with Gorman being among them.
The Cardinals’ young players can certainly learn a lot from great players such as Pujols and that picture posted by Hayes shows how the lessons of veteran players pay off for the younger players.