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Josh Hamilton hits four homers ... cue the Albert Pujols jokes

May 09, 2012|By Chuck Schilken

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Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton had more home runs Tuesday night than the Angels' highly paid and underachieving first baseman Albert Pujols has thus far in the season.

But you probably already knew that, particularly if you were on Twitter at any point since Hamilton's four-home run outburst during the Rangers' 9-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles.

Many tweeters simply marveled at Hamilton's big night, which also included an American League record 18 bases. But others decided to use it as ammunition against Pujols, who has hit just one home run since signing with the Angels as a free agent during the off-season.

Some people simply provided the facts regarding the two sluggers:

"Quick Comparison: Albert Pujols season totals: 1 HR, 9 RBI. Josh Hamilton last night: 4 HR, 8 RBI." -- @TicketRadio;

 "Josh Hamilton has quadrupled Albert Pujols' homer count for the season in two and a half hours." --@BBTiA.

Others were more mathematical in their observations:

"Josh Hamilton > Albert Pujols" -- @FratBoysComedy;

"Josh Hamilton could go 0 for his next 210 and still have a higher slugging percentage than Albert Pujols." -- @JeffPassan.

And still others were downright mean (but also pretty funny):

 "Josh Hamilton with 4 HR's in 1 game. Albert Pujols thinks he's working waaaaaay too hard for his money." @PeytonsHead

"Josh Hamilton with 4 home runs tonight.. or as Albert Pujols calls it.. 'a season' "-- @FauxJohnMadden.

Got any more to add? Or do you want to speak up in Pujols' defense? We turn the comment section over to you.


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