Meet Albert Pujols The probably desperate volunteers of the Oklahoma City Animal Shelter had a sale going on a 5-month old neutered tabby. The shelter caretakers had christened the homeless cat "Albert." (That's him in the photo. He looks a little shell shocked.) So, we bought him and brought him to Casa Lyman. The Ironman (a good sport who knows how to play) thinks the kitty should have a second name - "Pujols."
For those of you who have grown weary of my increasingly trivial comments (which also include mentioning Johnny Damon's hair) about Major League Baseball and the World Series, I have welcome news. I can now tie the topic to homeschooling.
Tony La Russa, manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, is an unschooling parent. This was back in the days when he managed the Oakland A's. He and his wife have two daughters. I have a story about the family in my files, but it is not online.
The talented Mr. La Russa, btw, is a bigtime animal rights activist.
So, maybe our new kitty's middle name should be "Anthony." Now that would be tres ridiculous.