It is truly amazing.
Here it is, on the cusp of something special, just two days removed from the culmination of something that hasn’t happened in 45 years … and most baseball fans haven’t even so much as expended a yawn about it.
Pssst, wake up. In case you haven’t noticed, what Miguel Cabrera is going, well, it isn’t likely to happen in your lifetime again.
With 160 games in the books, the Detroit third baseman leads the American League in batting average, home runs and RBIs. The last time a full slate was completed and a player stood atop all three categories, Carl Yastrzemski was just getting into the meat of his Hall of Fame career.
The Boston outfielder’s line went .326, 44 and 121.
Cabrera’s numbers are comparable, just better: .329, 44 and 137.
Point is, Cabrera’s numbers are better than anyone else’s in the AL this season … and the fact most seem to be oblivious to that, or lack an appreciation for that, is kinda mind-boggling.