Albert! Albert! Albert!
Ryan Howard‘s teammates apparently got a kick out of the Howard-for-Albert Pujols swap story.
“Albert! Albert! Albert!’ Shane Victorino chanted as Howard spoke with reporters for a couple minutes this morning. (Thanks, Shane!)
But what did Howard think about it?
“I don’t really have anything to say about it, to be honest with you,” he said. “Really, truthfully. I can go back to all the stuff that happened when I was in Double A and all the talk about trade rumors and that kind of stuff. To be honest, I don’t know anything about anything. I’m not really focused on it. If that were the case, which I don’t know if it is or not or whatever, it is what it is. Just keep going out there and just keep doing your thing. If you do get a call saying you’re traded just say you’re traded. But until that happens, I’m still a Phillie, I’m still here. So let’s ride it out.”
Surprised to hear it?
“No, because I don’t believe anything until it’s done,” he said. “For me, I didn’t really pay attention to it.”
Would St. Louis be interesting to him?
“As far as what? Living there?” he said. “St. Louis is my home, but as far as all this other stuff, I’m a Phillie.”