Despite the Detroit Tigers‘ loss against the Boston Red Sox, one good thing did come out of the game.
The only Detroit Tigers’ player who had yet to get a hit finally got one. Miguel Cabrera got two solid singles today.
However, the Tigers’ MVP and Triple Crown winner is having difficulty at the plate. He just doesn’t look quite like himself when he’s up to bat.
While no one is worried that Miggy will continue his little slump much longer, it does look like Miggy has something on his mind. That something appears to be Venezuela.
Cabrera is a Proud Venezuelan
It is no secret that Miguel Cabrera is incredibly proud of his home country. He frequently wears clothing and/or accessories that showcase the colors of the Venezuelan flag. His emotions were clearly visible in a pair of Instagram posts, with the most recent showing up on April 8.
According to Google Translate, this post translates to: “XXX all this 😡😤 a country killing itself and those who have the power in Venezuela can do nothing 😤 that impotence 😡 I am neither Chavista nor opposition. I AM VENEZUELAN AND I HURT FOR MY COUNTRY ENOUGH.”
His other post was made on March 31:
According to Google Translate, this post translates to: “I love Venezuela, I carry you in my soul, you hurt me, I hurt every child with hunger, every young man with no future, every old man without health, here I am for you! My heart is with you, my Venezuela.”
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Trouble with Back at WBC
Cabrera has not said anything about his slow bat. But along with his thoughts being on Venezuela, he did have back issues during the World Baseball Classic. Cabrera is not one to complain about physical ailments, so fans will not know if he is still struggling with back pain.
One thing is for sure. Fans were not the only people waiting for Miggy to get to first base. Ian Kinsler perfectly displayed everything that everyone was feeling when Miggy crossed first in the first.
Even though Cabrera has gotten off to a slow start, the fans keep cheering him on because they know what he is made of. The big 6’4″ teddy bear wears his heart on his sleeve, which has endeared him to Detroit.
While the political outcome is uncertain in Venezuela, there is one thing that is certain in Detroit. There is no way that the fans or his teammates will give up on him. He has come through slumps in the past and he will do it again.