Since learning that St. Louis Cardinals Manager Tony LaRussa and Triple Crown contender Albert Pujols will be attending Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally in Washington DC this weekend, phones have been ringing off the hook at Busch Stadium. I know this because I haven’t been able to call Felipe Lopez today to ask him how his hunt for the single season errors record is going. It’s no debate that Beck is a polarizing figure in the world of political talking heads, and it certainly doesn’t help that LaRussa previously made news for endorsing Arizona’s immigration law.
However, despite the outrage over their decision to attend, LaRussa insists that it has nothing to do with politics. Regardless, shouldn’t the anti-Beck contingent be hopeful that the man with the strongest bat in baseball is going to be in the same place as the Fox News pundit?
Salute my Washington Monument, Huffington Post:
“I made it clear when we were approached: I said, ‘If it’s political, I wouldn’t even approach Albert with it.’ I don’t want to be there if it’s political,” La Russa said. “I don’t know who’s going to be there, who’s going to accept it. But the gist of the day is not political. I think it’s a really good concept, actually.”
Beck’s rally will also feature former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
So instead of talking about how Pujols and my pick for NL MVP, Joey Votto, are neck-and-neck to win a Triple Crown this year, we’re going to hear about how terrible LaRussa and Pujols are for exercising their liberties and attending a speaking event while they’re in DC to play the Nationals. Maybe the Cardinals just want to be around a crowd of people at some point during this series.