Miggy has a bit of a different look ahead of his final season with the Detroit Tigers
We all know the memes by now. "Miguel Cabrera has arrived to spring training in the best shape of his life." It is a spring training tradition for the Detroit Tigers—one that will end following the 2023 season.
As you probably well know, this spring training will be the last for Miguel Cabrera in a Detroit Tigers uniform, as he plans on retiring following the 2023 season. We don't know if this was in celebration of his final spring training or not, but he arrived in Lakeland today sporting a different look than in years past.
That's right. Miggy is rocking a man-bun. The future hall-of-famer is going with a much different look than what we've been accustomed to.
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For all we know, this could just be a one-day thing. He could get a haircut tomorrow and this would become a non-story. But I certainly didn't expect to see this on my Twitter timeline today, and I'm sure many others didn't expect it either.
Honestly, I'm just more impressed at the lack of gray hair he has at his age. I turn 25 in April and already have a few grays on the side. To be almost 40 and have that head of hair? Impressive.
There have been some jokes about Miggy being in the best shape of his life, but no actual stories about it this year—at least not yot. The spring is still young, of course.
As far as actual news about him, there really hasn't been any. He'll play for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic next month, but we already knew that. There hasn't even been any video of him taking BP yet.
Man-bun or no man-bun, this is going to be an interesting year for Miguel Cabrera. How much he actually plays will be something to watch for the entire year.