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Miguel Cabrera Ready For Tigers’ Run, Triple Crown Encore

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KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 3: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers waves his cap to the crowd as he leaves a game against the Kansas City Royals in the fourth inning at Kauffman Stadium on October 3, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. Cabrera is attempting to become the first player since 1967 to win the Triple Crown. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

KANSAS CITY, MO – OCTOBER 3: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers waves his cap to the crowd as he leaves a game against the Kansas City Royals in the fourth inning at Kauffman Stadium on October 3, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. Cabrera is attempting to become the first player since 1967 to win the Triple Crown. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

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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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