Cardinals first baseman and well-known Christian athlete Albert Pujols signed a 10-year, $250 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels, ESPN reports. Earlier this year, observers discussed how Christians should handle big-dollar contracts.
"I do think it will hurt what people perceive to be his Christian testimony," said Scott Lamb, co-author of Pujols: More Than a Game. "I'm not saying it's the way it should be, but I think it will."
Pujols, who led the Cardinals to its World Series win in October, has been outspoken about his faith.
"My life's goal is to bring glory to Jesus. My life is not mostly dedicated to the Lord, it is 100% committed to Jesus Christ and His will. God has given me the ability to succeed in the game of baseball," Pujols writes on his website. "But baseball is not the end; baseball is the means by which my wife, Dee Dee, and I glorify God. Baseball is simply my platform to elevate Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior."
Pujols, who has a daughter with Down syndrome, dedicated ...1