PUDGE SHOULD BE WITH TEAMMATES
He is bitter. He is angry. He wants out.
With all that said Pudge Rodriguez belongs with teammates despite serving a four-game suspension for bumping an umpire. Instead Pudge stayed home. Or maybe he flew to Miami. The bottom line is he was not with teammates at the beginning of this disaster road trip and teammates are not pleased.
The problem is when the suspension is lifted Pudge will come up with some lame excuse why he abandoned teammates. He will give a tear jerk story about sitting by a grandmother's side or that he saved 30 people from a burning building and wanted to make sure they were safe.
A couple weeks ago Pudge complained that President Dave Dombrowski gave up on the season. Isn't Pudge giving up on teammates now?
This is another sign he does not want to be here and don't be surprised if he either expresses that to Dombrowski at the end of the season or asks owner Mike Ilitch to fire Dombrowski.
There are so many brush fires with the Tigers right now. And they keep losing on the field. Some things are going to hit the media as the losses continue and the end of another disappointing season comes to a close.
There are guys who can't wait to get out of Dodge. Some want out forever.