I play in a co-ed church league on sundays in the summer. Ages from 13-70. A teammate of mine this year was having, well, a Pujols-type year. Nothing going well. Way too many ground balls. He was hustling down the line at every ground ball, usually still getting thrown out by a step. Dude is in his 50s.
Not for one second did any of us think it was something remarkable, or out of the ordinary, to play hard. Yet the ball-washing you guys do for Pujols, who gets paid $25 million a year to do this, is astounding.