Shame on the Tigers for not FORCING all-star Miguel Cabrera to enter a rehab facility to kick his alcohol addiction and treat whatever has been wrong with him over the last two years. By them not doing everything possible to help, the 27-year old now let himself get into another alcohol related arrest. Today he was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and resisting an officer without violence. He posted $1,350 bond and was released from jail at 7:45 a.m. this morning. He reportedly was spotted by a deputy in a car with a smoking engine alongside a road in Fort Pierce. Inside the vehicle, he smelled of alcohol, had slurred speech and took a swig from a bottle of scotch in front of a deputy, according to the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office. He refused to cooperate and more deputies were called to the scene. He was quoted as saying “Do you know who I am? You don’t know anything about my problems,” and swore up and down at deputies who tried to get him into a patrol car.
I blame the Tigers organization and his family for not getting this guy help two years ago when in 2009, police said the first baseman got into a fight with his wife after a night of drinking, right before his team lost the American League Central Division title to the Twins. Sometime’s we need to be pushed, if not FORCED into a rehab center to get our life back on track. The Tigers or his family should have seen another episode like this coming. Miguel Cabrera needs help and it is a travesty nobody has been there for him to help him get his life back together and on the right path. Now it’s a distraction to his team, his family and everyone involved in the Tigers organization. And you know what, I don’t feel sorry for the Tigers organization. I feel sorry that the people close to him let Miguel Cabrera down. Let me know if you feel the same.