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doublem23
03-19-2012, 11:51 PM
Use your glove, dummy.

http://detroit.tigers.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120319&content_id=27410802&vkey=news_det&c_id=det

DSpivack
03-20-2012, 12:08 AM
Having Fielder and Cabrera on the field together will be fun to watch this year!

Oblong
03-20-2012, 07:23 AM
ball make Cabrera bleed. Ball will be punished.

moochpuppy
03-20-2012, 07:30 AM
The way that ball took that hop it would have hit a gold glove 3rd baseman in the face.

guillensdisciple
03-20-2012, 08:15 AM
Commentators knew people would assume this has something to do with him being a bad third baseman. I Don't know
If he is or not but that would have hit every third baseman in the league in the faces

Irishsoxfan
03-20-2012, 08:35 AM
I didn't see it and I hope he is OK. I also hope every time a ground ball is hit to him at third by a Sox player that he takes an extra moment to remember this incident.

Oblong
03-20-2012, 09:00 AM
It's also the kind of play that can just as easily happen at 1B. Those line drives that hit the ground about 4-6 feet in front of you are the scariest. Always my biggest fear when I played the infield.

guillensdisciple
03-20-2012, 09:29 AM
It's also the kind of play that can just as easily happen at 1B. Those line drives that hit the ground about 4-6 feet in front of you are the scariest. Always my biggest fear when I played the infield.

I got hit in the eye on a grounder to third when I played youth ball on wells park. I think that happened just because they were basically all dirt fields though either way if you play infield you assume things like that will happen.

cws05champ
03-20-2012, 09:31 AM
The thread title may be true, but it's not because of this particular play. If I'm the managers in the AL Central, all my guys better be able to lay down a bunt down the 3B line. You could wear Cabrera out down there at 3B.

pythons007
03-20-2012, 10:16 AM
I saw the play and it looked like he was pulling the "ole bull****". If he would have gotten in front of the ball he would have been in a better fielding position to possibly stop it from hitting him in the face.

"Come on Miggy, get in front of the damn ball! Don't give me this "olé" bull****!"

ChiSoxGal85
03-20-2012, 10:20 AM
Buster Onley reported this morning that he has a slight fracture near the eye but only expected to be out a couple of weeks.

I saw the play; Cabrera's glove was nowhere near that ball. It was a rocket, but his reflexes were not even close to quick enough. I really hope he doesn't get seriously hurt playing there.

asindc
03-20-2012, 11:06 AM
It's also the kind of play that can just as easily happen at 1B. Those line drives that hit the ground about 4-6 feet in front of you are the scariest. Always my biggest fear when I played the infield.

I played both 3B and 1B. Yep, potential chin busters if you are not careful.

Oblong
03-20-2012, 11:33 AM
http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k482/rjlong37/badhop.png

the ball hit him in the face. That tells me he was in front of the ball. It didn't bounce sideways. It took a bad hop. Has nothing to do with defensive ability when that happens.

Bucky F. Dent
03-20-2012, 11:55 AM
He's not a good third baseman, but that ball took a wicked hop!

#1swisher
03-20-2012, 12:00 PM
Love the thread title!

JB98
03-20-2012, 01:02 PM
He's not a good third baseman, but that ball took a wicked hop!

Yep. Cabrera is not going to be good defensively at 3B at all. Detroit's entire infield defense is suspect (although its offense certainly is not).

All that said, what the hell can you do with a hop like that?

#1swisher
03-30-2012, 01:50 PM
MLB

HE'S BACK: Miguel Cabrera in lineup at 3B, batting third.