There wasn’t a fake website created to attempt to dodge the suspension in the Braun case. There wasn’t an opposing manager going on record and saying that Braun deserved a much harsher penalty. And there definitely wasn’t a baseball analyst for a prominent sports network calling for Braun to be deported.
Who called for Cabrera to be deported, you ask? Well ESPN analyst Rick Sutcliffe did Monday in an appearance on ESPN’s 98.7 FM in New York.
Sutcliffe argues that since Cabrera is in the United States on a work visa and that he broke the law, Cabrera‘s visa should be revoked. And that he should never be allowed to work in the United States ever again.
“You know, it makes you mad. First of all, this guy is over here in the United States on a working visa. He broke the law. What’s he doing still here? I mean, forget the 50-game suspension from baseball and whether he can come back if they make the players [sic] or not. Why’s he still here? That visa should be taken away, and he should not be allowed to play over here again, or work over here again, in my opinion.”
All perfectly fine points if Cabrera had even been charged with a crime, which he hasn’t. But go ahead and continue to beat that drum, Rick.