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Too Much Excitement in Metrodome

Rick Porcello will try to win his 15th game of the season in the tiebreaker game this afternoon that will decide the AL Central champion.

Rick Porcello will try to win his 15th game of the season for the Detroit Tigers and will face Scott Baker of the Twins in the tiebreaker game this afternoon that will decide the AL Central championship .

As if there wasn’t enough excitement for Minnesota fans last night with their win over the Packers the Twins take the same field today trying to win the AL Central tiebreaker.

Last night it was Bret Favre and the Vikings taking center stage at the Metrodome.  This afternoon Scott Baker (15-9) will be throwing baseballs instead of footballs and Twins fans  hope they play as well as the Vikings with the Twins being on the winning side at the end of the game.

Rookie Rick Porcello (14-9) will taking the mound for the Tigers in a game that will send one team to the postseason and the other team destined to watch the postseason on television.

Miguel Cabrera made more news off the field than on the field when he went to a Detroit hotel on Friday night to party with some of his friends from the White Sox.

That in itself is a reason for alarm considering he was more worried about partying than getting the rest he needed for the crucial game on Saturday with the White Sox.

His actions tell me he was more worried about himself than the Detroit Tigers. He was tested for alcohol and the results showed he had three times as much as the legal limit in his body.

Coming home at 5AM when he had to be back at the Tigers clubhouse that afternoon for the game that night with the White Sox showed total disregard for his teammates who were fighting to stay alive in the AL Central pennant race.

His wife had to call 911 on Saturday morning after an altercation with Cabrera. Both of them had facial injuries after the altercation.

Cabrera the offensive leader of the Tigers failed to get a hit in the three game series with the White Sox.

If Cabrera did play a part in causing the Tigers to lose on Saturday with him being unready to play a professional baseball game he needs to re-examine his priorities and put the team ahead of his selfish desire to get wasted with the 2009 baseball season on the line.

Tonight’s game will be shown at 5PM ET on the TBS network.

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