Miller lives in Lakewood and Sauerbeck in Avon - Sauerbeck's wife and two sons live in Florida. Speculation has it that after drinking together, Sauerbeck gave Miller the keys to his car and asked her to drive him home. She became disoriented, made a wrong turn and ended up in the driveway in question.
"I need to apologize first and foremost to my family," Sauerbeck said to the press from the Indians dugout at Jacobs Field later Tuesday. "I'm sorry to my teammates, the organization and any fans I may have caused embarrassment to."
Sauerbeck rather cryptically added, "In trying to do the right thing, I made a terrible error in judgment. It's something I'm going to have to live with the rest of my life. I'm a big boy, and I'm going to have to deal with it."
If "doing the right thing" means drinking heavily with a woman not your wife into the wee hours of a game night, handing her the keys in order to drive you home, pulling into a random driveway and ditching the car in an effort to elude tailing police, scaring the hell out of a homeowner while hiding in the bushes behind her house, then being hauled off to jail at 5 a.m., then Scott, you were right as rain!
According to Lori E. Switaj, editor of area weekly The Press, Sauerbeck and Miller both faxed in not guilty pleas to the charges against them this morning.
On the bright side, the Tribe has not lost since the incident, beating the hated White Sox 4-3 behind C.C. Sabathia Tuesday night, and shutting them out 5-0 Wednesday night on the strength of a magnificent Jake Westbrook performance.