Will Pujols and Hamilton Be Able to Co-Exist?
Remember when Albert Pujols finished last April with a .217 batting average? This year, a central question of the Angels’ spring camp will be what can be done to guard Hamilton against a similar fate. Manager Mike Scioscia must decide which of them will bat third — in other words, whether Pujols or Hamilton will have the benefit of protection from the other. Aside from deeply held Christian beliefs and a lot of home runs, it’s hard to say the two share a lot in common — which will make the unfolding of their relationship all the more intriguing.
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