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Monday, October 05, 2009
The cops release the Miguel Cabrera 911 tapeIt can be heard here. It's not pleasant. None of them are, actually, but Roseangel Cabrera clearly says that Miguel Cabrera hit her.
As Aaron notes, this is beyond baseball at this point.
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 3:49pm
Chris H. said...
It’ll be interesting to see the reactions. Most likely possibilities:
(1) It’ll die down rapidly and be quickly forgotten, as happens sometimes with movie stars or athletes (e.g. Sammy Sosa)
(2) It’ll be mega-hyped until—and this is not to minimize what Cabrera evidently did, as it appears to be quite horrible—it is blown out of proportion to the point where Cabrera is compared to Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, Hitler, and so forth.
Rarely do we hit the middle ground of an appropriate reaction. Mind you, some of this will depend on how information continues to bubble to the surface.
Posted 10/05 at 04:12 PM
In Aaron’s post (and many other pieces addressing this story), it’s often said that Cabrera was “over the legal limit.” This seems misleading to me. He was over the legal limit to drive, yes, but I haven’t heard of a law prescribing how measuredly drunk one may get outside of the context of driving.
In any case, working up a 0.26 the night before a must-win game is pretty inexcusable.
Posted 10/05 at 05:28 PM
The Rabbit said...
As a female, I take strong exception to domestic violence. I also believe in innocence until proven guilty (I know that’s a novelty in today’s world) and require all the circumstances surrounding the event before I arrive at a conclusion.
Posted 10/05 at 05:45 PM
Doesn’t Detroit hate that guy enough despite having a really solid season? This should certainly help things in the PR department.
Posted 10/05 at 06:35 PM
With all this and the extra 10,000 seats at the Metrodome tomorrow, does Detroit have a chance?
Posted 10/05 at 07:20 PM
Aaron Moreno said...
This should end his career. You can’t have a human being like that in this game. I know the difference between fame and virtue, and I know it’s a business, but Brett Myers should no longer be allowed near a baseball field.
Posted 10/05 at 08:22 PM
podcasts and other non-textual media make Baby Jesus cry.
Posted 10/05 at 09:00 PM
Chris H. said...
Rabbit, I agree with everything you said. That will not, however, stop everyone from jumping to conclusions (either one way or the other).
Self-righteous column will be landing in 5…4…3…
Posted 10/05 at 11:12 PM
Yes, innocent until proven guilty (although we all know that in domestic violence cases there are LOTS of ways for a guilty husband to not be “proven” guilty).
The bigger problem is that every time we allow a team (and a sport) to sweep a Bobby Cox or Randy Myers under the rug without punishment, it enables others to feel it’s a minor issue that should be “handled internally” and quickly “put behind them.”
It’s the shame of baseball.
Posted 10/06 at 12:00 AM
The Rabbit said...
Michael, you are absolutely correct. There are many ways for the guilty abuser husband to be judged not guilty. However, in the interest of fairness between the genders, we all know of cases where women have accused their husbands of domestic abuse or worse in matters of custody, divorce, or just out of plain spitefulness. (Congreve was on the mark when he wrote: “Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned / Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.”)
Posted 10/06 at 12:57 AM