Miguel Cabrera experienced his second major alcohol-related incident when he was arrested for DUI earlier this week. In 2009, Cabrera was arrested after his wife called the police and said he hit her. In 2009, Cabrera was picked up at the station by the Tigers and was in the starting lineup that afternoon. This week, Cabrera gave a quick apology and headed to the cage. Will the Tigers ever hold him accountable for his off-the-field actions?
The Pussy Cats are, essentially, doubling down on an alcoholic whose sobriety lasted barely a year. There is supportive, and there is coddling, and for somebody who said he has worked with dozens of players with substance-abuse issues, general manager Dave Dombrowski should know better than to skew toward the latter.
Forget a reprimand. The Pussy Cats couldn’t even slap him on the wrist.
Of course, there’s always the chance that Cabrera cured himself with his mind in a nanosecond. Winning.
(Jeff Passan, FREEP)