ESPN reporting only one side of the Miguel Cabrera story

When Miguel Cabrera turned down his share of the Tigers’ postseason bonus, sports media rushed to cover his noble deed. But I felt obligated to make sure that in their rush to lionize this Tiger, we don’t forget the tale’s tail. By way of review, here’s the full story:

Cabrera finally [said], “I just want the ring.”

Meanwhile, Scherzer [who had come by with a clipboard containing the sheets players must sign to receive their shares of the post-season playoff pool] shrugged and walked away.

“OK, more for us,” he said.

Here’s how ESPN celebrated the story:

And here’s how I prefer to cover it:

scherzer more for us smaller 3

Hashtag Moneyball.


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