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February 17, 2011

Miguel Cabrera swigs from a bottle of scotch in front of a cop; gets arrested for DUI: After the sordid end to his 2009 season in which he drank himself into a jail cell the night before a critical season-ending series, Miguel Cabrera went on the wagon. He dedicated himself to sobriety during the winter of 2009-10, showed up to camp sharp and trim last year and went on to post an MVP-worthy season.

posted by BornIcon to baseball at 09:40 AM - 14 comments

Shoddy reporting. They don't say what kind of Scotch.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:56 AM on February 17

Shoddy reporting. They don't say what kind of Scotch.

It says Johnnie Walker a short ways down the story.

Seriously, though, the dude has got problems!

posted by dyams at 10:21 AM on February 17

Any word on where he puchused the Scotch ?

posted by tommytrump at 11:29 AM on February 17

This makes me kinda sad for him. It seemed like he had this problem licked last season and was good again. Poor guy. I hope he's able to beat back those demons.

posted by NoMich at 11:54 AM on February 17

It says Johnnie Walker a short ways down the story.

I think that's just the blog post taking poetic license. I want facts!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:59 AM on February 17

I can't feel sorry for him. Fact is he's rich as hell, and even if he wants to be HOF, Mantle-level alcoholic, he has the cash to pay for a cab and not drive drunk. Hell, he could buy a limo and a driver, 24/7/365 and never even have to drive.

posted by AaronGNP at 12:26 PM on February 17

If he can't straighten up in a month and a half then the whole season is pretty much down the tubes.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 12:48 PM on February 17

The original intent of spring training was to 'dry out' the ball players before the season started. Sounds like Cabrera did not understand this.

By the way, Johnny Walker Red or Black?

posted by Howard_T at 02:39 PM on February 17

Howard, with his money, I hope it was Blue or Green. Fer chrissake, man, swig the good stuff!

posted by The_Black_Hand at 03:56 PM on February 17

The article ended by saying the incident would or should get him out of spring training and into rehab. It didn't say about getting him out jail. which is where you or I wojuld be in these circumstances. Did he end up in jail?

posted by wildbill1 at 04:24 PM on February 17

Fer chrissake, man, swig the good stuff!

Sure, sure, but this is car driving scotch. You don't want the top shelf stuff in the car:

A., there's no shelf
B., What if you crash

posted by yerfatma at 04:38 PM on February 17

This is a perfect alibi.
He was stressed out from the breakdown of the vehicle and, resigned to his non-driving situation, took a drink.
Acquittal.

posted by geekyguy at 05:35 PM on February 17

Sure, sure, but this is car driving scotch. You don't want the top shelf stuff in the car:

A., there's no shelf B., What if you crash

Very thoughtful, will switch out my bottles promptly

posted by dviking at 10:35 PM on February 17

A., there's no shelf B., What if you crash

Invest in a nice silver hip flask. It's unbreakable and it adds a touch of class to any occasion.

posted by Howard_T at 02:30 PM on February 18

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