09/10/2004: I'm not a meme maker, obviously...
Back in July I had suggested that Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols needed a new nickname, and having been a philosophy student and having been born Catholic (though, thankfully, I outgrew it), "Albert the Great" (or "Albertus Magnus" for the more traditional folks) seemed like a no brainer to me. I notice from Albert's page at Baseball Reference that they have added a third nickname to his listing; in addition to the canonical nicknames ("Phat Albert", "Prince Albert") they've added "The Machine" (one that I have to admit I've not heard yet).
For those of you who were sleeping during your Introduction to Philosophy class (indeed, assuming you even took it), Albert the Great (Albertus Magnus in Latin) was a medieval Catholic philosopher/theologian, best known among his contemporaries as being The Man Who Knew Everything, and best known in the history of Catholic philosophy as being the teacher of Thomas Aquinas, who the Church now officially recognizes as The Man Who Knew And Explained Everything. ;-)
Len on 09.10.04 @ 07:47 AM CST