By Mike Steffanos
I was surprised to read this in the Times today:
The Marlins may be fading from the wild-card hunt, but they do not lack for confidence. While Manager Willie Randolph was speaking with the news media before the game, Miguel Cabrera poked his head into the interview room and said, "We're going to win today." Randolph stared at him before responding: "You're going to win today? That's good. It doesn't matter much." Cabrera left, and then Randolph said: "I like his confidence. We're going to win today, huh? So what? A little too late."
It surprises me because:
- Cabrera didn't play last night, allegedly because he "slept wrong" on his shoulder.
- I seem to remember Cabrera striking out last week to end a game that still mattered for his team.
Cabrera has great skills as a hitter, but really is somewhat of a punk. Have a nice long off-season, my friend.