LAKELAND, Fla. — Even Triple Crown winners get the blues.

Here is Miguel Cabrera, freshly back into the Tigers’ camp following a detour to the World Baseball Classic.

Here he is after a winter of being the toast of Venezuela. First Triple Crown winner since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967, American League Most Valuable Player, all-around sledgehammer slugger.

“They feel the love and the passion,” Cabrera said, speaking of his King-Is-Home visit to his native country for 10 days over Christmas and New Year’s. “They have so much love for this game.

“They feel so proud.”

He beamed. What a reception. What memories.

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