The Weirdest Baseball Quote of the Year

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Was I wrong to do a double-take on this?

There is not a ballpark -- or, for that matter, a pitcher -- capable of silencing Miguel Cabrera, a reality that struck the Yankees two times Wednesday night but not a third. His first time up, Cabrera homered. His second time up, Cabrera homered again. As the Detroit Tigers, trailing by three runs, loaded the bases in the seventh inning, Cabrera was well on the mind of Manager Joe Girardi.

"Always," Girardi said. "You have to know where he is at all times."

Is there a chance the Yankees wouldn't know where he is at all times? Cabrera is a 6'4'' slugger, not a ninja. He bats fourth every game, plays first base every game, and weighs 240 pounds, give or take, every game. He's not exactly furtive.

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Derek Thompson is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he writes about economics, labor markets, and the entertainment business.

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