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Victor & Gubi let their inner fan loose, & more reactions to Albert Pujols’ 600th home run

The league reacts to The Machine’s milestone, but the Victor and Gubi going crazy in the booth takes the cake.

I have a confession to make, my dear Halos Heaven readers: When Albert Pujols made history last night by hitting career home run #600, a gargantuan grand slam to left field, I was actually in the shower. I was almost done, though, and thought that I had plenty time til Pujols’ next at-bat...but obviously, I was wrong.

Lucky for me, my fiance, who doesn’t really follow baseball whatsoever, had heard me talking so much lately about Pujols’ impending date with destiny that she was 100% aware of the moment’s importance. That’s why, when she saw Pujols take that Ervin Santana pitch deep to LF, she knew to scream “Buster! It Happened!” (Ok, so now you know that my fiance calls me Buster. It’s a pet name that started a few years ago and nowadays she barely ever calls me by my actual name...I’m just Buster, 24/7).

I got out of the shower as fast as I could without slipping or committing some other painful type of injury, and ran to the TV, where I quickly backed up the DVR so I could watch it for myself, and then I stood there, in awe at what I had seen and the weight of the moment suddenly hitting me. This was something I’ll always remember, for the rest of my life. Oh yeah, forgot to mention, my fiance is still upset at how much water I got all over our bathroom floor and parts of the hardwood in our living room.

That’s my reaction; that’s my “Pujols #600 homer” story. Here’s how some of the other Angels players reacted later that night, and what they had to say to Pujols himself, out of utter appreciation.

FYI, the best is saved for the bottom, when we get to see Victor and Gubi reacting to the Pujols grand slam in the booth; it’s a rare view of their jobs that we don’t get to see, and it’s also a rare moment when sports broadcasters become total fans, screaming for joy and pumping their fists, just like you and me. Make sure you check it out, it is definitely worth your time!

I just HAD to add the Angels Grandma here, guys. She’s so awesome, and she was hyped beyond hype. Can we really blame her?! Nope.

Ok, here it is. Here is Victor and Gubi shedding their professional broadcasting demeanor and letting the baseball-crazed fan inside them come out in a moment that is sure to put a smile on any Halos fans’ face.

We saw some reactions to Albert Pujols’ big night, so it’s only fitting to close with the big man himself. Albert took to Facebook to give thanks earlier today, because he’s a class act, that’s why.

I thank God for the incredible opportunity to play the game of baseball, and for blessing me in a special way last...

Posted by Albert Pujols on Sunday, June 4, 2017