The fans rose in unison, waves of red rippling through the seats at Busch Stadium, as Angels first baseman Albert Pujols approached the batters’ box. It had been seven years, seven months and 24 days since he had stood in this spot, digging his cleats into the dirt. An outpouring of gratitude stood between him and his at-bat.
Timing is everything. Former Tennessee guard Jordan Bone experienced that firsthand during the NBA draft.