Miguel Cabrera Looking at Adding Josh Hamilton-like Personal Watchdog
Miguel Cabrera was the first athlete to get sacked by the LBS Nut Bag after his DUI arrest in Florida and subsequent mugshot in which he was smiling. He made an absolute fool of himself and the Detroit Tigers organization, and he seems genuinely regretful and sorry about his actions. On Thursday, Miggy met with the media in Lakeland — the site of Detroit’s Spring Training — to apologize for what he had done and to answer questions from reporters.
One of the more interesting questions had to do with the measures Cabrera would take to ensure this doesn’t happen again. Specifically, Cabrera was asked if he might consider traveling with someone to watch him so he doesn’t relapse — a strategy employed by Josh Hamilton who has battled drug addiction. Miggy said that is part of his plan.
Cabrera’s interpreter said “He will follow everything that the doctors tell him to do. That is one thing that we’re looking at. We’re actually right now looking at who could be that person, so yes, that’s something that’s in the works.”
Hamilton did have a relapse at a bar in Arizona, but he’s been clean since then as far as we know. It also helps that he has teammates in Texas who are extremely supportive and understanding of his problems. Hopefully the Tigers will be able to provide similar support that will help Miggy shake his issues with alcohol abuse. He’s such a talented player, it would be sad to see him fall short of his potential because he can’t put down the suds.