MLB  > General MLB  > Miguel Cabrera: Will the intentional walk deny fans a moment in history
August 26, 2013, 11:40 PM
Once again the intentional walk will deny MLB fans the enjoyment of watching what might turn out to be one of the greatest hitters in baseball.

The solution to stopping Miguel Cabrera is to -WALK HIM- that appears to the buzz word throughout the media.

" Walk the guy, don't let him beat you" That quote apparently is trending everywhere, in other word, as I see it, they are telling baseball folks "Walk the guy, we don't want fans to enjoy a moment in history"

Can we agree on that?

If you are a true baseball fan you will always remember moments in the game rather than the game itself. Personally I'll always remember a double play involving Omar Vizquel and Robbie Alomar, it was the greatest play I've ever seen.

If you go to a Detroit game and the situation comes up with Cabrera having the opportunity to tie or win the game and they intentionally walk him, would you agree they just denied you the opportunityy to witness a great baseball moment.

Maybe fans should start singing some kind of chicken song, it could embarrassed them into pitching rather than walking.

As always this is a fans opinion and from what I understand everybody has one and I'm thankful for that.

Enough said.
August 26, 2013  11:42 PM ET

opportunityy........sorry folks...

August 28, 2013  01:26 PM ET

I guess it worked for Barry Bonds. WillieMcCovey was the first to get over 40 IBB in a seasn.

Barry Bonds went 68, 61 and 120 in a three year span...he might have actually hit 800 HRs had he not been IBB so much.

August 28, 2013  10:10 PM ET

I understand but I was talking about the denial of the fan to enjoy a moment. That's why people watch sports, Just for that moment. Agree?

August 29, 2013  10:28 AM ET

if pitchers KNOW they can get Cabrera out, pitch to him, if not, walk him

September 1, 2013  07:19 PM ET

Not the IBB but the injury will deny the fans. If I was the Tigers, I would be resting him big time for the playoffs which IS the most important reason to play.

September 14, 2013  07:33 AM ET

I believe people pay to see a ballgame, not a "baseball moment". What I mean is that intentional walks are part of the game and everybody knows that. If the score is tight and there's an empty base, why on earth would a manager let hist hurler pitch to a triple crown winner who is having yet another exceptional season?


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