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Albert Pujols era officially begins

On his 111th attempt, the Halos' slugger finally got his first home run as an Angel

Updated: May 7, 2012, 1:29 AM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

ANAHEIM -- Torii Hunter had to think fast.

Albert Pujols was jogging rapidly around the bases after hitting his first home run with the Los Angeles Angels and Hunter, the clubhouse leader, wanted to commemorate it with a prank that would fit the occasion.

The silent treatment had become passé. Hunter wanted to try the empty treatment. He started yelling, "Get off the bench! Get off the bench!"

All 25 players, manager Mike Scioscia, the coaches and the ...

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