Miguel Cabrera has received many gits from opposing teams as part of his farewell tour this season. While most people will only remember the bad ones — such as what the A's gave him Thursday night — there are actually many more good and creative gifts than bad and/or cheap ones.
Originally, this was going to be a three worst retirements gifts Miggy has gotten, but through our research, we found that many teams actually stepped up their game. There have been some really neat gifts that Miggy has gotten throughout the course of the season.
So, instead of being a list of the worst gifts he's received, this is going to be the three best gifts he's received from other teams. There are some real doozies in here. Let's get started.
The 3 best retirement gifts Miguel Cabrera has receieved from opposing teams
1. Cleveland Guardians — Guitar
How about the AL Central rivals showing out? The Guardians gave Miggy a custom guitar, sticking with the city's tradition since the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is there.
The guitar had a picture of him, as well as the number 24. Jose Ramirez and former Cleveland All-Star Manny Ramirez presented the gift to him in a cool pregame ceremony on Aug. 20.
To put the icing on the cake, Miggy's reaction — knowing what happened with Jose Ramirez and Tim Anderson earlier that month — was priceless, although J-Ram didn't seem very amused.
This makes because not only was it creative and something that matches the spirit of Cleveland, but it's something Miggy can actually get something out of. If he ever wanted to play guitar, now he can.