In Robert Frost’s poem, “The Road Not Taken,” Frost implies that in life a person can choose to take one of two roads. One of those roads is the simple, easy path with few complications or trials while the other road is “less traveled” and proves to be the more difficult, winding road of life. Both roads provide a course through life; however, the less traveled one often makes the biggest difference. It is obvious that Albert Pujols, when choosing his path in life, chose the one that “made all the difference”, consequently, he has successfully changed the lives of others. Jose Alberto Pujols was born on January 16, 1980, in Santo Domingo, the capital city of the Dominican Republic. (albertpujolsbiography.com) He wasn’t raised in a traditional family, instead he was raised by his grandmother, America Pujols and 10 uncles and aunts. The Pujols were really poor. Their house looked more like a campsite than a home. The family would not have made it if it had not been for government assistance programs. Even though Albert Pujols did not have much, he grew up happy and well adjusted. He credits his grandmother for his positive outlook on life. She treated him like her own son and passed on her deep religious beliefs. His father, Bievenido Pujols was an alcoholic, which resulted in him being in and out of his sons life. (albertpujolsbiography.com) Bievenido Pujols was a great pitcher in his day and was well known in the Dominican Republic. Albert Pujols always wanted to follow in his fathers footsteps. When Pujols was 16 years old, his family moved to the United States. They moved to Independence, Missouri. Their small house seemed like a mansion compared to their previous home. Although he knew very little English, Albert Pujols made the transition to American culture easily. Baseball was the key to his transition. Pujols started Fort Osage High School as a sophomore, a year behind...
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