Albert Pujols Hugs Jim Hendry: A Photoplay In 10 Parts

Free agent-to-be Albert Pujols and Cubs GM Jim Hendry hugged yesterday and chatted amiably behind a batting cage. This is now, officially, a Thing. How did it become a Thing? Let's watch:

Albert Pujols Hugs Jim Hendry: A Photoplay In 10 Parts

1. Pujols and Hendry embrace.

Albert Pujols Hugs Jim Hendry: A Photoplay In 10 Parts

2. A reporter "scrambles" to capture the moment.

Albert Pujols Hugs Jim Hendry: A Photoplay In 10 Parts

3. This is that reporter. He's a good one, too. His name is Paul Sullivan. He writes for the Chicago Tribune.

Albert Pujols Hugs Jim Hendry: A Photoplay In 10 Parts

4. This is the moment he captures.

Albert Pujols Hugs Jim Hendry: A Photoplay In 10 Parts

5. Whereupon the image is disseminated via his Twitter account ...

Albert Pujols Hugs Jim Hendry: A Photoplay In 10 Parts

6. ... captioned "Negotiations underway at Wrigley."

Albert Pujols Hugs Jim Hendry: A Photoplay In 10 Parts

7. Our reporter writes a story about the hug for the Chicago Tribune. "Speculation abounds," the headline informs.

Albert Pujols Hugs Jim Hendry: A Photoplay In 10 Parts

8. This is a sentence that appears in the story. Who might those "some" be? We are not told.

Albert Pujols Hugs Jim Hendry: A Photoplay In 10 Parts

9. Thus, speculation abounds as to who might have interpreted the hug in such a manner that it led to abounding speculation that there will be talk about Pujols becoming a Cub, possibly.

Albert Pujols Hugs Jim Hendry: A Photoplay In 10 Parts

10. The end.