Time for the Tigers to get Miguel Cabrera some serious help

Far be it for me to tell a Major League Baseball club how they should handle one of their superstars but if I were the Detroit Tigers, Miguel Cabrera wouldn’t be heading to spring training right now, he’d be on his way to getting some serious help.

If a picture is worth a thousand words than I wonder what Cabrera’s mug shot (above) is saying. He was arrested late Wednesday night on DUI charges and the details are ugly.

Apparently his car engine was smoking alongside a road when a police officer spotted the vehicle. According to the arrest report, Cabrera “smelled of alcohol, had slurred speech and took a swig from a bottle of scotch in front of a deputy.” Police say he refused to cooperate, saying, “Do you know who I am, you don’t know anything about my problems.”

No we don’t, but let’s hope someone can help.

This isn’t he first time Cabrera has had issues with alcohol. Everyone is aware of his issues in October of 2009 when he got himself drunk the morning before a pivotal series with the White Sox. After he spent three months in an alcohol abuse treatment center, many believed that his problems were behind him. But this is just another reminder that the media and fans will never truly understand what’s going on with an athlete’s life. This is just another reminder that they’re human beings, too.

Obviously this is a man crying out for help and the Tigers should spring into immediate action. Baseball means nothing right now, nor should it. It’s great that he got the help he needed last time but obviously it wasn’t enough. So Cabrera and the Tigers keep trying and trying until it is.

Good luck, Miggie. Baseball will still be here when you get back, but you need to take care of your business first before you get yourself or somebody else seriously hurt.

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