They may not all be Redbirds anymore, but Cardinals Rafael Furcal and Yadier Molina are still supporting former teammate Albert Pujols.
The three are in the Dominican Republic this week as a part of the Pujols Family Foundation’s annual trip with the slugger to his hometown.
Photos on Twitter showed the friends hanging out at a river, playing dominoes and riding in a jeep. Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes reported that the three were also playing in a softball game.
The Pujols Family Foundation also said via its Facebook page that Pujols and wife Diedre were once again delivering mattresses to impoverished families via their Project Sound Asleep.
“Albert and Deidre Pujols are currently on the ground in the Dominican Republic providing beds for families who have no place to sleep. 'Project Sound Asleep III' rolls out today, delivering beds to over 70 families over the course of three days,” the post said.
Furcal, Molina and Pujols skipped the Cardinals’ World Series celebration at the White House this week because of the trip.
The trips mean a lot to Pujols, foundation CEO Todd Perry told the Pujols Examiner in an interview last year.
“I think there is that part of him that kind of flashes back, and he remembers what it’s like to be barefoot, be poor, not have a glove, not have any equipment but still trying to play (baseball),” Perry said.