Shaq VS Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals first baseman
After had a lesson from best duo female ever in beach volleyball, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walls through his reality show, Shaq VS episode 2, now Shaq will tries to beat another top athletes, in their sports and battling in their fields.
And the choose fall at two-time NL MVP and St. Louis Cardinals first baseman, Albert Pujols in a home run derby before a sold out crowd at the home of the River City Rascals in O’ Fallon, MO in the latest installment of “ Shaq VS ,” the new competition series starring NBA superstar Shaquille O’ Neal.
Leading up to the challenge, Shaq will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds, issuing the home run derby challenge to Pujols before a packed house at Busch Stadium following his throw to home plate.
Additionally, Shaq, who coins himself “Shaqqie Robinson” for this fan favorite baseball hitting display, will take batting practice and hitting tips from a slew of current St. Louis Cardinals players and coaches.
Mike Goldberg and Pat Tomasulo host, while Charissa Thompson serves as sideline reporter.
The series closely follows Shaq and his athletic adversary throughout the rigorous training process and the pre-game hype, including press conferences and interviews, all leading up to the final competition. To level the playing field, O’Neal will negotiate a handicap with his opponent in some events and train with a coach for one week leading up to each challenge.
Shaq only has to hit the ball 250 feet to center. Pujols has to hit it 382 feet. Also, Shaq got ten outs per round, while Pujols got only five.
Winner: Albert Pujols (Final Score: 16-10)
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