Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera doesn’t usually back down from umpires.
He is not frequently tossed from games, but if he doesn’t like a call, he will say it.
He often confronts umpires about their decisions.
On Wednesday, however, it’s hard to justify the umpire’s decision to throw him out of the game.
With the Texas Rangers up 6-0 against the Tigers in the fifth inning, Cabrera didn’t like a call but went to his dugout.
Once he was sitting there, he realized the umpire had tossed him from the game and went directly to the clubhouse.
— Bally Sports Southwest (@BallySportsSW) June 29, 2023
In the video, posted by Bally Sports Southwest, he is seen asking someone in the Tigers dugout if he had been thrown out of the game.
It didn’t look like Cabrera did something that warranted an ejection, but he was tossed anyway.
People in the replies section of that tweet complained that it wasn’t enough of an offense to throw Cabrera out from the contest.
Again, we have seen him in a much more confrontational attitude, and he isn’t always tossed.
This time, he was just voicing his frustration about something and the umpire sent him to the showers.
Cabrera apparently made a watch sign before the umpire made his decision, so the latter must have taken offense to that.
It has not been a good farewell season for Cabrera, who is hitting just .236/.321/.319 with one home run.
He has been declining for a few years, which is understandable because he is 40.
He is one of the best right-handers to play the game in the least 30 or 40 years, though, and should be in the Hall of Fame five years from now.NEXT: List Highlights The Tigers' Failed Rebuilding Project