Posts Tagged ‘Detroit Tigers’

Baseball’s Mel Gibson returns to field

May 7, 2012

Delmon Young at his arraignment tonight.

The only player in MLB history ever to be charged with a hate crime is back in action for the Detroit Tigers. Outfielder Delmon Young was arrrested April 27th after shoving a homeless man 100 pounds lighter than himself and screaming, “Fucking Jew!” at the man in a “drunken” rampage. Young apparently targeted the homeless man because he was wearing a yarmulke.

Turns out Miguel Cabrera asked cops to shoot him

March 10, 2011

The Detroit Free Press has amazing details of Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera’s DUI arrest earlier this spring. Florida authorities released 42 pages of evidence and the video of Cabrera’s arrest  regarding his February 16th DUI. The video shows a drunken, incoherent Cabrera handcuffed in the back of a police cruiser swearing in Spanish. Meanwhile, off-camera, police openly mock Cabrera and talk about his bust being the biggest of the arresting officer’s career since “the guy in KC and the Sunshine Band.”

More disturbing was the police report which talks about Cabrera getting out out of his vehicle and confronting police. At one point, Cabrera literally pulls a “Do you know who I am?”on the cops. However, things turned darker when Cabrera refused to get down and yelled, “Fucking shoot me, kill me.”

When initially pulled over, Cabrera reportedly got out of his Land Rover “stumbling and slurring.” The police report says he then sat back in his rig and started chugging out of an open bottle of James Buchanan’s Scotch Whisky. Cabrera then flipped off the officer who pulled him over.

Cabrera ended up starting Spring training in rehab following the incident.

MIGUEL CABRERA MAY SPEND SPRING TRAINING IN REHAB

February 19, 2011

MIGUEL CABRERA MUGSHOT: HAPPY DRUNK?

Slugging Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera was not at the first full day of Spring Training workouts today. Cabrera was arrested Wednesday for drunk driving. He has a history of alcohol problems.

The Detroit Free Press is reporting that Cabrera may be out for weeks. The Tigers, Cabrera’s agent, and the MLB Players Association talked and decided his best course of action was to “meet with doctors” while acknowledging the first baseman has “had a problem” with alcohol in the past.

Former Major League pitcher Don Newcombe, now a substance abuse counselor, told Fanhouse.com that Cabrera “needs to confront his problems” or “the problem is going to get worse,not better.” At 84, Newcombe has been sober the last 47 years.

FEEL GOOD STORY OF THE DAY

September 1, 2010

 

MAX ST. PIERRE: ON HIS WAY TO THE BIGS

Two catchers who have spent an eternity in the minor leagues finally got the call up to Major league Baseball today.

J.C. Boscan and Max St. Pierre had spent a combined 28 years in the minors without ever having appeared in a big league game. Wednesday Boscan was recalled by the Atlanta Braves and St. Pierre was brought up by the Detroit Tigers.

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ARMANDO GALARRAGA ALREADY LOST PERFECT GAME, NOW GETS BLAMED BY REPUBLICANS FOR DEFICIT

June 7, 2010

ARMANDO GALARRAGA WITH HIS CONSOLATION VETTE

Cursed Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga just can’t win. Literally.

In case you missed it, General Motors is kinda a big deal in Detroit. After being hosed out of a perfect game by the worst call in baseball history, Galarraga was given a free Chevrolet Corvette by GM. In what seemed to be a masterstroke of publicity, the president of General Motors of America drove a brand new Vette onto the field of Comerica Park and presented Galarraga with the keys. Great publicity stunt, right? Not so fast.

Republican politicians are lining up to blast Galarraga’s free car. They are making the claim that since taxpayers still hold $2.1 billion in the company’s stock, General Motors has no business giving away a free $53,000 car to an athlete. California congressman Darrell Issa of California was particularly whiny about the situation. This despite the fact that GM has already repaid a government loan back ahead of schedule and received a ton of free publicity over the free car for Galarraga.

WORST BLOWN CALL IN BASEBALL HISTORY?

June 3, 2010

Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga was robbed of baseball immortality and a perfect game by what can only be described as one of the worst blown calls by a Major League umpire in history. With two outs in the ninth inning, Galarraga got Cleveland Indians rookie shortstop Jason Donald to ground out Miguel Cabrera. Donald was CLEARLY out. Unfortunately, umpire Jim Joyce compltely and totally blew the call, ruling Donald safe.

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ERNIE HARWELL DEAD

May 5, 2010

 

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Legendary Detroit Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell died Tuesday. He was 92.

Harwell, a Hall-of-Famer and one of baseball’s all-time great play-by-play announcers, discovered he had terminal bile duct cancer nine months ago.

IT’S GOING TO BE A LONG SEASON FOR JIM LEYLAND

May 1, 2010

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JIM LEYLAND

As of 6 a.m. on Saturday, Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland’s life just became a living hell. That’s when a new Michigan law went into effect banning smoking at most work places. That includes Comerica Park.

Leyland is famous for his smoking habit and often lights up outside he Tigers dugout.

NO CRAP! DOMBROWSKI SAYS CABRERA ARREST MADE HIM “UPSET”

October 9, 2009

 

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DAVE DOMBROWSKI: NOT A HAPPY GUY

Thursday, Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski made his first public comments about first baseman Miguel Cabrera and his drunken weekend arrest.

Dombrowski admitted he was “upset” when he got an early Saturday morning call from Michigan police asking him to pick his $152 million slugger from jail. Cabrera was taken into custody after a drunken brawl with his wife following a night of drinking.

Dombrowski says he let Cabrera play later Saturday against the Chicago White Sox because he thought “that he was capable of playing in the game.” Cabrera went 0-4 and stranded six runners. The Tigers ended up blowing a three game lead in four days and losing the division to the Minnesta Twins.

JIM LEYLAND: “SHAME ON US”

October 8, 2009

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IF SMOKING DOESN’T KILL JIM LEYLAND THE TIGERS WILL

Jim Leyland’s baseball team may not be going to the postseason, but at least he’s honest. The Detroit Tigers manager was quoted as saying “shame on us” for being the first team in American League history to blow a three game lead with four games left.