He's a manager's dream, a player who hits for power to all fields, plays Gold Glove-caliber defense at first base, runs the bases smartly and aggressively, fights through nagging injuries, is ultra-prepared and will do anything to win. "All [Angels Manager] Mike Scioscia has to do is tell Albert the game starts at 7 and we're playing the A's," La Russa said. "That's how easy it is to manage Albert." --and-- "He's the best player I've been around in 33 years, and now the Angels have him," La Russa said. "This guy is perfect. If you find a flaw, tell me, and I'll challenge it."