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 DUI. 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.