An esteemed sports author noted earlier this year that Albert Pujols wouldn't make a very interesting profile subject. Think again, kids! The Cards' first-baseman-cum-best-hitter-alive is a strange, adorable creature.

Other athletes might not venture out before pivotal playoff games, on the days before the opponent could clinch the series. But that's not Albert. He goes out, to Best Buy, in a sleeveless shirt that looks like it was cut from a vinyl couch cover, and purchases a DVD. And from the looks of that DVD (not a Blu-Ray!), it's the new Captain America, which came out yesterday. Albert Pujols: the greatest hitter alive AND the only man buying DVDs the day they come out at Best Buy. What a mystery. Someone should write about him.


[@your_shirt_guy, via HBT]