Do you think maybe — just maybe — the Latino players on the Detroit Tigers might be a bit cold playing baseball in Detroit in late March and early April? Do you think the chilly weather could be affecting their play?
Let’s be honest: having Opening Day in Detroit on March 31 was a dumb idea to begin with. But when your team is stacked with foreign players from the Caribbean and other places tropical, it’s twice as stupid. If you’re a native Michigander and you feel cold on a 28 degree morning, how do you think Venezuelan Miguel Cabrera feels? Or how about Dominican Placido Polanco? They must think their plane landed at the North Pole.
The Tigers’ bats are cold, no doubt. But could it be that their warm-blooded line up is even colder? Just a hunch.
Oh yeah, and Tigers, start next season in Texas, Florida or California. You might just be 2-0 this time next season if you do.