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Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Ted Williams' youngest daughter is "horrified and shocked" by the fact that a judge won't restrain an author from exercising his First Amendment rights. No word on how she feels about lab goons smacking her daddy's frozen brain pan around with a monkey wrench.
Seems that Miguel Cabrera doing stupid drunk things in suburban bars is nothing new:
During an altercation at a Birmingham bar in August, Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera allegedly mocked a teenager about his weight and challenged a man to a fight in an incident that resulted in no criminal charges but prompted Tigers management to order Cabrera to avoid the bar, according to information provided to The Detroit News . . .
It escalated a bit afterwards, with Cabrera making veiled (albeit pathetic) threats that he had a gun out in his car. The Tigers knew about that incident at the time and helped defuse it with the cops.
They also told Cabrera not to go back to that bar. The same bar where he set up shop on Friday night/Saturday morning. To sum up, we have multiple incidents about which the Tigers knew, and Cabrera directly violating a team order to find a different place to hang out. Some folks are wondering whether the Tigers should bench Cabrera tonight. Given that there is nothing they know now that they didn't know on Saturday morning, the Tigers benching Cabrera tonight will be an utterly empty gesture in P.R. (after all, they didn't bench him on Saturday).
My view: the Tigers should play him tonight -- why punish the fans and Cabrera's Tiger teammates because he's a jackass? -- and get Cabrera involved in some sort of alcohol and behavioral program this offseason.
It's going to take me a while to figure out how the hell to structure my mornings without recaps. I might just link the NBC stuff as it goes live, foregoing the "Exile" post. I may make the mornings more of a series of quick links to other stuff as opposed to full blown posts. Heck, I may just turn this into a blog dedicated to hardcore Whig-party poltical rants (we're coming back, baby, and this time we're electing someone who won't die in office!).
I'll at least start out with option two, and note that Stephen Strasburg made his professional debut yesterday. He gave up a run on three hits in two innings, thowing 25 pitches in Arizona action. Boras immediately demanded that his contract be renegotiated, noting that there are Hall of Famers who averaged more than 12.5 pitches per inning. "If a major league team were to plug Stephen into their rotation tomorrow," Boras said, "they could dispense entirely with the expense of bullpen salaries." The Nats are considering it.
Stay tuned, because later this morning I will be posting a fire-breathing screed regarding the Nullification Crisis and Jackson's actions with respect to the Bank of the United States. No, we haven't forgotten, King Andrew, nor will we ever.