David Price gives headline writers an early Christmas gift

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We probably should’ve seen this coming years and years ago, really. But it didn’t occur to me until yesterday, when news of the David Price signing broke.

That’s when one of my favorite Twitter follows offered this up:

 

I laughed. I retweeted. Then I thought “nah, no one will use that. Headlining a story about this signing with ‘The Price is Right’ is way too on the nose.”

But I guess on-the-nose works:

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There are probably many more.

To be clear: I enjoy a good, obvious pun as much if not more than the next guy. And part of me does sort of wish that my post on the Price signing included this, mostly so people could groan at me.

Pujols hits 701st career home run, connects for Cardinals

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ST. LOUIS — Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols hit his 701st home run, connecting Friday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Pujols launched a slider from former teammate Johan Oviedo over the Big Mac Land sign in left field at Busch Stadium. The solo drive in the fourth inning made it 1-all.

Pujols faced Oviedo for the first time and made the 24-year-old righty the 456th different pitcher he’s homered against.

The St. Louis star hadn’t homered in a week since hitting No. 699 and 700 at Dodger Stadium last Friday. Pujols had gone 10 at-bats without a home run after two starts and one pinch-hit appearance.

The Busch Stadium crowd gave the 42-year-old Pujols a long standing ovation before he came out of the Cardinals dugout to tip his cap for a curtain call.

Pujols hit his 22nd home run this season for the NL Central champion Cardinals.

Pujols is fourth on the career home run list behind Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755) and Babe Ruth (714).