Pujols Hits No. 497 and Complementary Highlights

(When I talked about home run 496, I pledged to cover the way to 500, and I’ll probably note when he passes some famous old-timers as well.)

Friday against the Detroit Tigers Albert Pujols barreled a ball over the left field fence and now only three home runs stand between him, a substantial bonus and a Chili’s gift certificate.

Utility infielder John McDonald wriggled on the ground with the ball and used the rotation of the Earth to propel his throw to first base.

Young left-hander Martin Perez made a boner and then promptly unmade it in the midst of his complete game shutout of the Chicago White Sox.

Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Chris Owings literally embodies the Platonic Ideal of fluidity for a moment.

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