Miguel Cabrera Led The Detroit Tigers In Rebounding Last Night…Wait, What? (Video)
There’s no rebounding in baseball. But don’t tell that to Detroit Tigers superstar slugger, Miguel Cabrera.
Last night the Detroit Tigers took on the New York Yankees with a chance to catch the Chicago White Sox at the top of the AL Central standings. And while the 29-year-old Venezuelan didn’t lead his team in hits (or to a victory—Detroit lost 4-3), the pudgy third baseman did lead his team in rebounds.
In the bottom of the first inning, with 2 outs and an 0-2 count, Yankees pitcher Hideki Kuroda sailed a pitch up and over the glove of catcher Russell Martin. The pitch managed to make it all the way to the backstop, where is took a bizarre bounce straight up into the air and back towards home plate.
That’s when Cabrera, who apparently has really been getting into Olympic basketball these days, decided to leap up and snatch the rebound away from the Yankees catcher.
It was both bizarre and hilarious. Have a look:
Of course, Venezuela didn’t qualify for the Olympic basketball tournament this year. Maybe next time they should put this prolific rebounder on the squad. Couldn’t hurt, right?
In any case, it’s a shame the guy isn’t a little more proficient in snagging balls over at third base.