Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Drunk Wife Beating During a Pennant Race
Scott's Tip Of The Day: Miguel Cabrera, 1st baseman of the Detroit Tigers (and perennial fatass), showed up to work this past Sunday with a bruise and cut on his face. It later came out that he had been drinking the night before, came home to his wife, woke up his baby in a drunken stupor, and had a domestic altercation with his wife. Did I mention he had a .26 Blood Alcohol Level (BAL)? That's over three times the legal limit!
What did Tigers GM, Dave Dombrowski do? No, he didn't suspend him. He picked Cabrera up at the police station at 7:30AM the next day, so he would be able to play that night. The Tigers needed to win! They were in a tight pennant race! Except, Cabrera's BAL was so high at 7:30AM, even though he purged some of that alcohol from his system, he was still drunk when he showed up to the park that night to play (according to experts, at least).
Well guess what Tigers? You lost to the Minnesota Twins last night. You traded your morals for a chance at the pennant. But you gave up a three game lead in four games and now you're left with your d**k in your hand. So what's the moral of this story? If you work for a sports team, and one of your players gets arrested for a drunk domestic altercation, ensure he is going to take you to the playoffs before you pick him up at the police station.