Video: Brewers catcher Manny Pina belts out “Hotel California”

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Manny Pina hit .279/.327/.424 as the Brewers’ catcher last year. He only had nine homers. This morning in Maryvale, however, he knocked The Eagles’ “Hotel California” out of the park:

Best part of that video is not the singing, though. It’s the “We Play to Win” t-shirt. In 2018, there are only a handful of teams which can make that claim truthfully.

In other news, yesterday was the 20th anniversary of the release of “The Big Lebowski.” The Dude does not like The Eagles, but I bet he feels better about the Gipsy Kings. And probably Manny Pina too.

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).