ST. LOUIS (AP) - A red sea of fans jam downtown St. Louis to
honor the world champion Cardinals and send a clear message to
Albert Pujols: Please stay.
An official crowd estimate was not immediately available for
Sunday's parade down the streets of St. Louis and the celebration
at Busch Stadium, but city officials expected several hundred
thousand. The crowd was so large that people were parking more than
two miles from the parade route.
Pujols drew a long standing ovation at the stadium. When asked
if he'd like to be back for another celebration next season, he
smiled sheepishly and said, "Hey, why not?"
Pujols is a free agent. The Cardinals hope to keep him but it
isn't clear if they'll be able to do so.