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: