The Oakland Athletics are beneath hearth for the present they gave to soon-to-retire Detroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera on Thursday earlier than opening the collection between the 2 groups.
They gave the 21-year-old veteran a bottle of wine, which could possibly be thought-about an effective way to honor the participant who’s a member of the three,000 and 500 golf equipment, a two-time American League MVP, a four-time hitting champion and the one Triple Crown winner. In Main League Baseball since 1967.
Aside from the truth that Cabrera spent three months in an alcohol therapy heart in 2010 and confronted alcohol-related authorized issues in 2009 and 2011. Nonetheless, none of that stopped the Athletics — or the Houston Astros or the Miami Marlins, the staff on which Cabrera spent his first 5 MLB seasons — from serving him alcohol to commemorate his profession.
The A’s are additionally beneath strain for being low-cost (though no actual shock from the lowest-paid staff in baseball), after providing Cabrera a bottle of wine that reportedly retails for beneath $100. Certain, it was signed by Oakland gamers. It is a good private contact. Nevertheless it all feels like final minute present concepts 101.
Nonetheless, Cabrera acquired many considerate and artistic presents throughout his farewell tour, with some groups celebrating the historic moments he achieved in opposition to them and others giving him gadgets that mirrored his hobbies or celebrated sure points of their dwelling cities.
This is a have a look at the longer term Corridor of Famer’s collectibles (hopefully he has loads of wall house and additional cupboard space – he’ll want it):