We’ve all seen the guy behind home plate during the World Series known as “Marlins Man.” And we’ve linked to stories about the guy, in which it is explained that he’s just some rich lawyer from Miami who likes to buy tickets to big time sporting events.
But apparently, merely being on TV in unexpected, out-of-context clothing is enough to make one famous these days. Indeed, he’s actually signing autographs:
You guys, if you want an autograph from a lawyer who goes to World Series games in bad clothes all you need to do is ask me. I’m right here.
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols passed Willie Mays for fifth place on the career home run list, hitting No. 661 on Friday night against Texas.
The 40-year-old Pujols connected for a solo homer with two outs in the fifth inning. He sent Wes Benjamin‘s fastball on a 1-2 count over the wall in left field.
Pujols has hit five homers this season. He tied Mays last Sunday at Colorado.
It is only Pujols’ second home run since Aug. 4. He now trails only Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755), Babe Ruth (714) and Alex Rodriguez (696).
Pujols has one more season left on his contract with the Angels after this year.
Benjamin was the 428th different pitcher Pujols homered against in his career. Only Bonds has homered against more pitchers (449).