Found April 13, 2012 on Fox Sports Detroit:
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If you didn't think that Miguel Cabrera was one of the smartest and most intuitive hitters in Major League Baseball, think again. He is really, really smart. His first at bat during Friday's game in Chicago is evidence about as ironclad as anything available -- stats, records or otherwise. As Cabrera stepped into the box against Chicago's Jake Peavy, the Tigers' right-handed slugger did what he's done 5,062 times in his career; he walked up to the plate, toed the back line of the batter's box and adjusted his helmet. But there was a problem. Cabrera's back foot was about six inches behind the back line as he he dug in. His right toe was searching for the back of the box but there was no chalk -- something wasn't right. He called timeout and proceeded to plead his case with home plate umpire Adrian Johnson. He drew lines from the bottom of the plate to display proper angles as he absorbed the boos of the Opening Day crowd at U.S. Cellular field. ...
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