Diedre Pujols, Wife of Albert, Explains Reason for Departure

Tuesday December 13th, 2011

Speaking to a St. Louis-area radio station, Albert Pujols' wife, Diedre, was candid in her explanation as to why her husband made the decision to sign with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim last week.

She explained that he would have stayed in St. Louis, had they offered him a contract similar to what the Angels did. He felt slighted, she said, when the team offered him only a five-year deal.

"The offer that people have seen on television I want to tell you what, listeners especially, had that offer been given to us with a guarantee, we would have the (Cardinals) bird on our back," Diedre Pujols said, according to ESPN.com.

She went on to discuss their sadness in leaving the place her husband had spent his entire career. "When it all came down, I was mad. I was mad at God because I felt like all the signs that had been being played out through the baseball field, our foundation, our restaurant, the Down Syndrome Center, my relationships, my home, my family close," Diedre Pujols told the station. "I mean, we had no reason, not one reason, to want to leave. People were deceived by the numbers."

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