Detroit Tigers: 3 things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving

3 things for Detroit Tigers fans to be thankful for this year at Thanksgiving.

Apple pie with a flat white chocolate baseball with the Old English D on it was served as dessert
Apple pie with a flat white chocolate baseball with the Old English D on it was served as dessert / Eric Seals / USA TODAY NETWORK
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Detroit Tigers fans should be thankful for Miguel Cabrera.

Miguel Cabrera's career as a Detroit Tigers player may have ended, but fans have to be thankful for the crazy ride it was. This summer, he played his final game, had his final moment, and exited as a Tigers hero. While that may be the past, fans should take a moment and be thankful for all of the memories that Cabrera provided.

Even in 2023, during his last season in the big leagues, Cabrera found ways to wow people. Whether it was more historic accolades, good at-bats, or funny moments during pregame gift ceremonies, Miggy did it all. The Detroit Tigers fans should be happy with how Cabrera capped off his career.

While it may not lead to anything moving forward, his time in Detroit was undoubtedly special, and it's time to be thankful for all Cabrera brought to the Tigers. His many great seasons, his career accolades, historic moments, and, of course, his personality have brought many great memories to Detroit fans.

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Though Cabrera's playing days are over, the Tigers legend is staying with the organization. He has retired from Major League Baseball and will join the Tigers as a special assistant to the front office. So, for those who are upset about Cabrera's time in Detroit being over, he's still around and will be working with the organization as his playing days have ended.

Plus, with Cabrera retiring, it opens up a roster spot. As sad as it is, Cabrera's usefulness was pretty limited in the end. He was only useful as a designated hitter (DH), and now the Tigers will have another spot freed up as they continue to try and work through this lengthy rebuild.

But one more time for Thanksgiving, thanks, Miggy!