Detroit Sports

Monday, March 01, 2010

Put away the bottle

Miguel Cabrera apparently has stopping drinking and intends to keep it that way. Apparently the Tigers' slugger has underwent counseling to help him with his drinking problems.

One wonders how legitimate this change will be. We live in a sports world where athletics are paid millions for being able to walk around the base path a few times, but only get slapped on the the wrist essentially for committing adultery, drunkenness, and other sins; while at the same time being looked at on our national stage as supposed heroes for our youth to look up too. I hope Cabrera realizes his statue in society, and I pray that it will be a real change in his life.

Athletes must start realizing that they are living in the lime light whether they like it or not, and their actions (despite how much money they make) have consequences they must pay.

4 Comments:

  • I kind of think Cabrera's drinking has been a little misrepresented by the media. He isn't that much older than me, and people our age do tend to go out and drink more than we should. Cabrera has been basically labeled an alcoholic (not by you, but by many sportswriters) which, if only based on his one transgression, is a little ridiculous to me.

    I think his biggest problem is maturity. He needs to know when it is OK to drink and have fun (on off days for example) and when it isn't (like the night before a vital game that may or may not determine your playoff status.)

    By Blogger Ankur Amin, At 12:20 AM  

  • His drinking probably has overblown a bit. However, he is still living in the spot light and needs to be considering what he is doing, especially in public. Thanks for your thoughts though! I will link up with your site soon, hope you can reciprocate.

    By Blogger Dan, At 9:42 AM  

  • Daniel, you seem like an intelligent boy. And I like your style.

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