When former St. Louis slugger Albert Pujols elected to sign with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, disgruntled Cardinals fans began burning their PUJOLS jerseys. According to a story on StLToday.com, those burning jerseys seemed wasteful to a pastor at The Gathering, a Methodist Church in St. Louis, so he elected to take action to redirect the Pujols gear to where it could be most useful: with needy people in Pujols’ new baseball city.
“We heard people were burning their Pujols jerseys, and someone said, ‘Why don’t we ask them to donate the jerseys, and we’ll give them away?’” said the pastor, Rev. Matt Miofsky, according to StLToday.
A member of The Gathering is working with a friend in the Angels organization to select an appropriate L.A.-based charity for the gear.