The bromance between Will Smith and Albert Pujols might be the best thing Dodgers fans see this year. From the moment that he stepped on the field in our uniform, he’s just been a joy to watch. In the dugout and out on the field, Pujols just looks like he’s having a blast.
Pujols coming to the Dodgers also brings another interesting dynamic. Will Smith was a big fan of his growing up, and Pujols was the guy on his video during the World Series ring ceremony. Now he gets to hit ahead of his childhood idol.
But Pujols had to admit that the Dodgers catcher makes him feel a lot older. He talked after the game about his relationship with the young backstop and how they work together in the batting cages.
It’s awesome because he told me that get grew up watching me play. And I’m like ‘Please don’t, you’re making me feel more older. But it’s great to be able to see the talent. He’s pretty special. When he’s hitting in the cage, I keep my eye on him. …He has a really special swing and he knows what he wants to do.
Albert is 41-years-old, so he’s only 15 years older than Smith. But both Dodgers homered on Thursday night in Los Angeles, so it was pretty cool to see. Los Angeles went on to win and complete a 4-game sweep of the Diamondbacks.
Up next, the Dodgers head up north to play the Giants for the first time this season. The 2 NL West rivals will go at it again next weekend in Los Angeles as well.