Albert Pujols' chase for 700 home runs up in the air as MLB season pauses

But of all the stories of all the players in all of MLB, to me, none were as intriguing as Albert Pujols' chase for 700 home runs.

Because Pujols is buried on a largely mediocre team on the West Coast, people forget how good he was as a St. Louis Cardinal.

The slugger will enter the 2020 season 44 home runs shy of the 700 mark, and to get to that milestone in 2021, he'd have to join some pretty elite company.

Anyway, the other miracle is that Pujols finds the fountain of youth, takes a sip, turns back the clock and his age-40 body is rejuvenated, and he plays all (potential) 162 games and belts 30 home runs, instantly making the 2021 season must-watch in his chase.

And that's unfortunate, because with how people dig the long ball, baseball could use another home run milestone chase to excite fans in a homer-happy league.

Saying Pujols' chase for 700 is an "unfortunate casualty" is probably overstating it and insensitive given that, well, people are dying and the coronavirus is a serious, serious pandemic (reminder to practice safe, smart habits in accordance of CDC guidelines).

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