Miguel Cabrera rewards young Indians fan for heckling him (Video)
A young Cleveland Indians fan spent a large portion of Tuesday night’s game against the Detroit Tigers heckling Miguel Cabrera, and it was probably one of the best decisions he has ever made in his life.
The fan, whose name is Dom, made a nice play to snag a foul ball in the fifth inning. He then immediately started getting on Cabrera, telling the All-Star first baseman to look alive because he seemed “bored.”
“I just tell Miggy, ‘I got your back,” Dom explained. “That’s what I’ve been telling him. He was bored. He looked bored out there.”
Rather than tell the kid to quiet down or have ballpark security speak to him, Cabrera rewarded Dom by bringing him a bat and a pair of batting gloves the next inning.
“He said, ‘Hold on, you just wait there,'” Dom said. “At first I thought he was just telling me back away, stop talking, lay it off a little bit. Then I see him bring down this bat and I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh.’ I was shocked.”
That is the definition of killing a person with kindness.
While Dom remains an Indians fan, he admitted that he now thinks highly of Cabrera. After an awesome gesture like that, who wouldn’t? Bravo, Miggy.