Miguel Cabrera negotiates with terrorists

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The guys from the Detroit Sports Rag are Tigers fans but they’re not big fans of Brad Ausmus. So last night their second in command, a guy named Justin Spiro, brought a “Fire Ausmus” sign to his seats in Wrigley Field behind the Tigers dugout. He also had a “Hire Acta” sign. Which, man, no matter what you think of Ausmus, is a clear sign that we’re dealing with a dangerous and unhinged mind.

In any event, Miguel Cabrera saw the sign and defused the situation, Jack Bauer-like, by trading Spiro a ball for the sign:

Whatever happened to principles, man?

Anyway, that wasn’t the only sign incident Spiro had last night. Apparently some Cubs fan didn’t like his Acta sign or him standing up or . . . something . . . and came over and slapped him, so there’s that. The whole sordid story is here.

Fandom, man. It’s just not worth it.

(h/t to the DSR’s Jeff Moss for supplying this headline. He’s insane if he wants Manny Acta to manage the Tigers, but he has spirit, and that’s important).

Max Scherzer (hamstring) leaves start vs. Mets after just 1 inning

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WASHINGTON — Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer left his start for the Nationals against the New York Mets after just 27 pitches Wednesday night due to a hamstring injury.

He was replaced in the top of the second by Erick Fedde.

Scherzer was not as sharp as usual at the outset Wednesday, going 2-0 counts against each of New York’s initial two batters, walking one and giving up a single to the other.

The Mets eventually went ahead in the first on Dominic Smith‘s sacrifice fly.

Scherzer entered the game with an 0-1 record and 2.84 ERA this season.