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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Lance Berkman, Leader

Or so says Jeff Pearlman at CNN. He thinks Albert Pujols was kind of a jerk. Unlike Lance Berkman.

Truth be told, inside the Cardinals' clubhouse Pujols was, on his best days, pleasantly present. When asked, younger players would praise his leadership skills because, frankly, that's what young players do. Yet with last season's arrival of the affable, open, intelligent Lance Berkman, members of the team were able to witness what genuine leadership looks like.

I haven't seen that much of Berkman - his tenure with the Yankees was brief and unremarkable - but from what I've seen, he's pretty approachable as MLB stars go. Anyone who puts up with the nickname "Fat Elvis" must be pretty laid back.

posted by BubbaFan, 10:04 PM


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