A’s mocked over their retirement gift to Miguel Cabrera
The Oakland A’s are being mocked over the retirement gift they gave to Miguel Cabrera because it’s a symbol of their cheapness and carelessness.
Cabrera plans to retire after the season, so teams have been giving the future Hall of Famer nice send-off gifts upon his last visit to their stadium.
The Detroit Tigers are in Oakland for a four-game series with the A’s in what will be Cabrera’s last time at the Oakland Coliseum. Prior to Thursday night’s game between the teams, the A’s presented Cabrera with a bottle of red wine.
Congratulations on a legendary career, Miggy! 👏 pic.twitter.com/OEZt8q5Vjq
— Oakland A's (@Athletics) September 22, 2023
Yes, that’s an $80 bottle of Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon 2020.
— Addison (@YankeeWRLD) September 22, 2023
— Danny Vietti (@DannyVietti) September 22, 2023
Teams often give thoughtful gifts to legends of the game who are retiring — ones that typically have tie-ins to the area where the team is from. The Los Angeles Dodgers gave Cabrera a “Hollywood star.” The Angels gave him a surfboard. The A’s, which are located not too far from the wine vineyards in Napa Valley, gave him wine.
The Dodgers gave Miguel Cabrera a framed Hollywood Star, the Angels a surfboard, and the A’s, a $90 bottle of wine. Seeing as he’s battled alcoholism, this seemed…weird and inappropriate.
— SportsGridTV (@SportsGridTV) September 22, 2023
The A’s can’t move out of Oakland soon enough. And they could really use a do-over on their gift to Cabrera.