Not since the rumors starting floating around that the Phillies were going to trade Cliff Lee in order to obtain Roy Halladay have I been so convinced that a report was nothing but a complete and total fabrication. Oh wait a minute . . .
Just the facts: Howard, 30, is a few months older than Pujols. Howard was born in St. Louis and he usually has a large contingent of home-town fans in attendance whenever the Phillies play there. Both Howard and Pujols are free agents following the 2011 season, with Pujols expected to receive the larger payday. Being a Phillies fan is exciting.