Albert Pujols on Barry Bonds, Hall of Fame: ‘The best player ever’

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Slugger Albert Pujols didn’t hold back in saying that to him Barry Bonds is the best MLB player he’s ever seen. 

Barry Bonds has been a major topic of conversation over the past month. Things reached a new level when the all-time home run king wasn’t elected into the Hall of Fame. Bonds’ biggest fans were hoping he’d make it to Cooperstown – though he still can via the Today’s Game ballot in December.

It’s been discussed ever since, but Bonds’ controversial past appears, for now, to have kept him out of the Hall. With that said, that doesn’t mean that players don’t have an unreal amount of respect for him. Just ask Albert Pujols about that.

Albert Pujols paid the ultimate respect to Barry Bonds

While Pujols admitted that he hasn’t gotten to know Bonds the way he has with guys like David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez, Alex Rodriguez, Pedro Martinez and others, he didn’t hesitate in saying Bonds is the best player he’s ever seen.

With his unreal power, Bonds indeed is No. 1 on the list for most homers in an MLB career. No one will forget that magical season where he broke Mark McGwire’s record and smashed 73 dingers too. Folks in San Francisco had never felt so alive, with Bonds beautiful swing of the bat providing them with some unreal memories.

For Pujols, he was able to enjoy the show Bonds put on, while also being able to spend some time with him at MLB All-Star Games as well. They got to know each other then, while Pujols said the two would catch up whenever the Cardinals and Giants would face off as well. Pujols himself will go down as one of the best hitters of his generation. For him, though, Bonds is no doubt his king of the game.

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