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Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera charged with DUI in Florida – MLB – SI.com

Posted by detroitsportsandmore on February 17, 2011

Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera charged with DUI in Florida – MLB – SI.com.

 

The optimism is just getting started for the Tiger’s this season as players hit Florida for spring training and already the little flame of hope is being doused. It’s an almost empty bottle of scotch that is raining down this time.

Check out the report from SI.com above.

It appears as though Cabrera is back out drinking and this time has been arrested and apparently charged with a ┬áDUI. As talented as Cabrera is, the strikes are starting to add up. The investment from the Tiger’s in Cabrera would mean disaster if he was no able to play in Detroit. We’ll all have to wait to see what the fallout is.

More important than baseball is the fact that Cabrera has a serious drinking problem. One that could end in disaster. From the incident with his wife to driving with a bottle of scotch in one hand. This is a very serious issue. Not just because he’s Miguel Cabrera. Alcoholism destroys not just the people that suffer it but also the loved ones, teammates, and others that are in contact. I hope that in the end, this situation will be a trigger that gets him the help he needs.

Stay posted.

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Dontrel Willis: What a game last night!

Posted by detroitsportsandmore on May 20, 2009

With all of Hockeytown focused on the game 2 match up with the Black Hawks, little attention was given to the Tigers game against the Rangers, a high powered offensive team riding a seven game win streak. Willis was making another start after not looking special in his previous outing.

The first was a little rocky, but the Rangers left some men stranded and earned no runs. Earning just one hit over the next 5 innings the Rangers did not score any runs against Willis. He managed to go 6 and a third scoreless innings, giving up one hit along the way. His 5 strike outs to just 2 walks was also encouraging.

Add to his performance the fact that the bullpen shut out the Rangers, bringing the shut out total to 6 this season. Up from a total of just 2 all of last year.

It’s one game, which usually carries little meaning in baseball, but, at least for Tigers fans, it should be a game to remember.

_Dave

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