Miguel Cabrera wins the Triple Crown!

rdust Posted By rdust, Oct 3, 2012 at 11:15 PM

  1. rdust

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    Not sure if we have any baseball fans here but this accomplishment is something that is truly special. The first triple crown winner since 1967(45 years)! When I think of all the people who have played the game in that amount of time it really helps put it into perspective for me.

    What a season for the big man 44 HR, 139 RBI and a .330 average! The KC players and fans showed a lot of respect for Cabrera tonight with the standing ovation, classy move in my opinion!

    I felt the Tigers have under achieved all season long so heres to hoping they turn it around in the playoffs! ;lol
     
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    Incredible.
     
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    Now hat is cool!

    (Its been a hard year for us Boston fans. We try not to think about baseball these days..)
     
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    Congrats to Miguel Cabrera on a truly rare accomplishment. Kudos to him for staying in the manager's office during the Tigers' Celebration & avoiding (HIS demon & MINE) alcohol. Smart move.
     
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    being a NYY fan i havent followed the tigers that closely, but i found myself down the stretch rooting for him to win the triple crown. from all accounts he's a very gracious guy and well liked throughout the league (unless youre pitching against him i guess). kudo's to him and a pat on the back to fielder who protected him in the order giving him cover to get more pitches to hit. (part of the game strategy) i hear "yaz" called and congratulated him on the accomplishment, showing the class he has oozing out of him as well.

    good for him, good for the game!
     
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    That must be fun!


    I work with some people that aren't impressed with Fielder, yeah .313 average, 30HR and 108 RBI hitting behind Miggy, yep looks like he's a bum! I tried to explain to them Fielder made it possible for Miggy to win the triple crown but they just don't get it. :rolleyes:
     
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    Without getting into specifics, sometimes it is!
     
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    well, having a big dangerous bat behind a solid hitter is always good for both, ya dont walk the one guy so the other can hit a 2 run dinger afterwards. look back at when boston was really strong , they had big papi hitting behind manny ramirez, now papi is still dangerous but after manny left papi's numbers kinda dipped. not because he wasnt just as good a hitter, but because pitchers could pitch around him easier without as big a bat behind him.so papi doesnt see as many "plump" pitches to hit.
     
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    Exactly the reason that Roger Maris received ZERO intentional walks in '61. The Mick was on deck...
     

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