You really, really want to watch Albert Pujols on Sesame Street

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John Kruk once famously told a woman he was not an athlete, he was a ballplayer. Albert Pujols, in contrast, embraces the label of athlete.

We know this because He’s making a guest appearance on Sesame Street on Thursday, explaining to Grover what the word “athlete” means. And it’s fantastic:

Observations:

  • I’m going to start calling Grover “Mike Trout” because, like Trout, he flat carries Pujols here. But that’s not a shock. Grover is an 80-Muppet. He is so much better than just about every other Muppet there is. In a just world he’s making Elmo money. He’s that good;
  • Watch Pujols look away at the cue card as he identifies himself by name. Seriously.
  • “Yes. I train to play baseball. And I am good at baseball.”  That’s quote of the year material there.