I felt an annoying sensation. Ugh, I need to take a leak. I grabbed my phone to check the time and it read 7:28 am. Like clockwork, I turned TSB on 'real quick' and got my season mode games in. Then, I checked the line app and scrolled through the messages.
'I deleted the app.....take it easy brother.' I checked my club chat and sure enough, @retirepujols
had left the chat. I checked another group chat and he was gone there too. I had this eerie feeling. It was as if he no longer wanted to be my friend.
My wife comes in and is surprised to see that I'm awake. She comes near me and attempts to give me a kiss but quickly realized it was a bad idea. I was still in bed. I never got up to take my leak so that also means I didn't brush my teeth.
I finally get out of bed. I wobbled to the bathroom and finished what I needed to start about 20 minutes ago. I get back in bed and and attempt to go back to sleep. No dice. A new thought dominated my mind. 'I deleted the app....take it easy brother.'
Dang. He really did leave, didn't he? I messaged him on FB and checked the forums. I scrolled through the threads in search of a goodbye thread of some sort. No dice. I checked my club chat and there was a screenshot where he explained his departure. Dang, if only I was given such a lengthy explanation....
I kid. I've actually had the good fortune of getting to know Johnathan(or it just John? Dang it, maybe not as well as I thought. Actually, let's just stick to 'Pujols' moving forward) outside of TSB. I'm not surprised that he left, but it was still weird. His sticker obsession notwithstanding, he's legit.
I don't agree with Pujols on everything. In fact, we have very few things in common. However, I've long admired his ability to spin just about everything, regardless of the situation, into great humor. He's one of the biggest 'community guys' I've come across and I just respect the hell out of him as a person. Selfless, passionate, and above all else, the type of friend anyone would be fortunate to have.
TSB will miss Pujols. Hopefully, the forums won't.