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Byline: Larry Stone
SEATTLE _ All Albert Pujols has to do is maintain the same pace he had through Friday's games, and he'll hit 75 home runs and drive in 196 runs.
Barry who? Hack what?
The numbers this man is racking up are mind-numbing, but in the new, jaded baseball world, they're also kind of scary _ in a perverse way, almost too much.
Numbers used to be part of the romance of baseball: 755, 714, 191, 61, 60. A huge part. We embraced them, thrilled over them _ were protective of them, sure, but marveled over each new assault.
Now we can't help but wince a little bit when the hallowed milestones are challenged, even by someone as seemingly pure as Albert Pujols.
Blame Mark …