Miguel Cabrera now can say it with a good deal of certainty: Baseball is harder than it looks on TV.
“It’s so easy when you watch the game on TV. It’s so slow,” the Detroit first baseman said. “The game is so simple on TV.”
It’s not nearly as simple on the field, of course, and right now, all Cabrera can do is watch. The Tigers lost him in the middle of June to a ruptured biceps tendon, and he’s out for the season. Detroit was in a rebuilding mode anyway, but losing one of the team’s top hitters was a significant blow.
Cabrera was back at Comerica Park on Monday night to host an event supporting children’s health and youth baseball programs.