Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera had a drinking problem in the past and everybody thought he had gotten handle on it by staying away from the liquor, but we all found out last night that his drinking problem is back.
Cabrera, who seems like he’s been in the big leagues forever. Remember when he was helping the Marlins with a title when he was a teenager? He is one of the most talented players in baseball. but he’s got a problem that he’d better focus on.
Last night he was arrested in his car as he sat on the side of the road in Fort Pierce, Fla., and charged with driving under the influence. He foolishly gave the police a hard time and wound up being charged with two counts of resisting arrest.
Last year he cleaned up his life and had a great year. He batted .328, with 38 home runs and 126 RBI’s.
In order to show how drunk and out of control Cabrera was he drank from a bottle of James Buchanan’s Scotch Whiskey right in front of one of the officers. Have you ever heard of that?
Last year’s MVP runner up in the American League refused to follow the directions of the police. To give you an idea of his attitude, check out what he said to the officers. “Do you know who I am? You don’t know anything about my problems.” When they asked Cabrera to get into a patrol vehicle, Cabrera came back at them with an F-bomb, “F— you.”
The Tigers had better deal with him seriously or they might just find his body the next time. He doesn’t need spring training he needs to go away and get sober.