If Cabrera was 0.26 BAC and he started playing 11.5 hours later, and he processes alcohol at .015 per hour.
.015 times 11.5 = .165
0.26 minus .165 = .095 -- over the legal limit in most states.
The good thing, I guess, is he would not be hung over....since he would still be drunk. And by like the 5th inning he might be under the legal limit!
The Tigers decision to allow him to play after the Tigers' GM personally had to drive him home from the police station is a giant black mark on the Tigers organization. Can you imagine ANY situation where a guy shows up drunk, the GM knows he is drunk and probably hit his wife, and everyone in the entire nation will know that he was drunk (there was a police report) and YOU PLAY HIM ANYWAY!!!!????!!!
And that doesn't even scratch the surface. The guy is like 6'4" and 250 pounds and he is getting into a physical confrontation with his wife??? The GM's reply -- "Well, we have player treatment programs for this...." Great, uh huh. Just come out and say it Dave, "We needed the win. I had every incentive to look the other way, and I did."
Tigers' New Motto -- "Drunk? Wife Beater? Who Cares. Just Win Baby!!!"