Via Joe Strauss of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Pujols is the brightest star within a smaller constellation. The situation now, according to manager Tony La Russa, is not new because of how injuries diminished Edmonds and Rolen in recent seasons.
“It may change for the media, but players on other teams still walk up to him like they would before. He leads the league in that,” La Russa said.