Early Sunday morning we questioned what was going on with Miguel Cabrera who showed up to Saturday’s game with fresh cuts and bruises on his face. A tip to my radio show said he was drunk and had to be picked up by the team from the police station early Saturday morning after getting into a fight. Now we’re finding out that Miggy was out drinking with players from the White Sox and that he got into a fight with his wife when he got home. She called 911 after the fight and he was taken to the police station where he was found to have a 0.26 blood alcohol level. Without a doubt this reflects poorly on Cabrera particularly because of the circumstances of his team — they’re in the heat of a tight playoff race and he’s getting smashed the day before a game? Even if his team were 30 games under .500 this wouldn’t be advisable. Anyway, go here to hear the audio of Rosangel Cabrera’s 911 call. Also, here is part of the transcript from her call minus the redacted parts:
911 Operator: Birmingham 911…
Rosangel Cabrera: Yes, please. I need help, please.
911 Operator: Has he hit you?
Rosangel Cabrera: yeah.
911 Operator: (talking to an officer) There is somewhat of a language barrier, it sounds like her husband has hit her. She’s in a room upstairs; he’s still in the home. No weapons.
911 Operator: Do you need an ambulance?
Rosangel Cabrera: No, no, no.
911 Operator: Where is he now?
Rosangel Cabrera: He’s downstairs.
911 Operator: Has he done this before?
Rosangel Cabrera: No.
911 Operator: Has he been drinking?
Rosangel Cabrera: Yeah.Google+