Dave Dombrowski’s firing sorta sounded like a mob hit


Maybe he’s just being dramatic, but Dave Dombrwoski’s firing sure sounded like a mob hit:

This is like Al Pacino’s last scene in Donnie Brasco. “Don’t wait up for me tonight, I’m gonna be late. And if Al Avila calls, tell him that . . . if it had to be anyone, I’m glad it was him.”

In all seriousness, though: did the Tigers tell Al Avila that Dombrowski was gone before they told Dombrowski? If so, eh, bad form.

Angels’ Pujols passes Mays for 5th on homer list with No. 661

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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).