Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, scheduled to introduce Pujols, insisted Thursday that he and Pujols are attending only after receiving assurances that the event is not a thinly disguised political rally.STLToday

Three-time NL Most Valuable Player Albert Pujols, as well as Cardinal manager Tony La Russa, will be among the guests tomorrow at the Beck-Palin “Restoring America” rally on the Mall. Oh, but only because it’s not a “thinly disguised political rally.” Well, they’ve got that right. It’s not thinly disguised at all.

But seriously, are they kidding? I honestly don’t know how Tony La Russa can say that with a straight face.

These guys are either dumber than a bag of rocks or… hmmm… I got nothing else.

ps-I’m going to try to check the event out tomorrow, depending on the insanity level of it. I’ll report in via Twitter if I can.