They gave the 21-year veteran a bottle of wine, which could possibly be thought-about a beautiful solution to honor a participant who’s a member of the three,000-hit and 500-home run golf equipment, a two-time American League MVP, a four-time AL batting champion and the one triple crown winner in Main League Baseball since 1967.
Apart from the truth that Cabrera spent three months in an alcohol abuse therapy heart in 2010 and confronted authorized points involving alcohol in 2009 and 2011. Nonetheless, none of that stopped the Athletics — or the Houston Astros or the Chicago White Sox or the Miami Marlins, the group with which Cabrera spent his first 5 seasons — from presenting him with alcohol to commemorate his profession.
The A’s are also taking warmth for being low cost (though no actual shock there from the group with the bottom payroll in baseball), after presenting Cabrera a bottle of wine that’s mentioned to retail for lower than $100. Certain, it was signed by Oakland’s gamers. That’s a pleasant, private contact. However the entire thing simply appears like Final Minute Reward Concepts 101.
Nonetheless, Cabrera has acquired many considerate and artistic items throughout his farewell tour, with some groups commemorating historic moments he achieved in opposition to them and others presenting him with gadgets that mirror his hobbies or have a good time particular points of their dwelling cities.
Right here’s a have a look at the long run Corridor of Famer’s haul (hopefully he’s bought loads of wall area and many additional room for storage — he’s going to wish it):