Lost in all of the back-and-forth between the Tigers and the Rays this weekend was Miguel Cabrera’s distasteful reaction to being struck out by Fernando Rodney.
In the same at bat in which a pitch by Rodney came close to Rodney’s head, it seems pretty clear that Cabrera calls Rodney a “maricón” (the Spanish equivalent for the word “faggot”) after striking out. Cabrera would then go back to the dugout and continue to yell at Rodney and the Rays’ dugout.
Here is the moment immediately after the strikeout…
Major League Baseball has to be better than this.