Miguel Cabrera can't remember his teammates' names so he calls most of them 'bro' instead
That's a lot of players! And, more specifically, that's a lot of names for one man to remember -- so Cabrera has apparently just given up entirely. "I've been here for 10 years and most of my teammates, I don't even know their names," Cabrera told Bleacher Report. "Even in the old days. You can ask any player if I know every name and he'll say no."
So how exactly does he communicate with everyone, you ask?
"I say, 'Hey, bro. What's up, bro?'"
If you find this a little hard to believe, two players who know him well -- Torii Hunter and
"His favorite word was 'bro,'" Hunter said. "'Bro, bro.' And then he'd go to another guy. 'Bro, bro.'"
Kinsler agreed, although he made sure to note that Cabrera knew his name: "He knew my name, but then, my locker was right next to his, so he'd better."
And then, after a moment's thought, you could practically hear the curtain being raised in his mind: "But … now that you say that, maybe he didn't."
Can't someone just come up with some icebreaking exercises?