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Melky Cabrera receives 2012 World Series ring … privately

May 14, 2013, 8:25 PM EDT

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Andrew Baggarly of has the story from Rogers Centre:

Giants managerBruce Bochy presented the four-month sensation turned disgraced outfielder with the signature baby blue Tiffany bag. The exchange was made where lenses and note pads couldn’t go, in a tunnel between the two clubhouses – a private affair, which is what Cabrera wanted.

“It’s not like we had a plan,” Bochy said. “Between him wanting to get ready for the game and having a preference for a more private deal, that was up to him.”

It didn’t last long. Bochy and PR official Matt Chisholm reappeared barely a minute later. Cabrera thanked the Giants, thanked Bochy, offered the manager a hug and took possession of the bag without stopping to open it.

Cabrera batted .346/.390/.516 with 11 homers and 60 RBI in 113 games last season for the Giants before getting busted in mid-August for a positive testosterone test. The 28-year-old signed a two-year, $16 million free agent contract with the Blue Jays this winter and is hitting .261/.298/.338 through his first 39 games.

  1. mybrunoblog - May 14, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Repots say that on the portion of the ring where the name goes has been replaced with a *

  2. tfbuckfutter - May 14, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    So….ummm….the ceremony was very similar to a drug transaction?


  3. dondada10 - May 14, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    It’s crazy that Melky is only 28. As a New Yorker it feels he’s been around for more than 10 years.

    • tfbuckfutter - May 14, 2013 at 9:15 PM


      This is his 9th season in the majors.

  4. scrap7681 - May 14, 2013 at 9:22 PM

    He has to have it refitted, his hands shrunk for some reason .

  5. proudlycanadian - May 14, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    Despite sore hamstrings, he is having a good night at the plate. He is 4 for 5 after the 7th inning. He probably will not get another at bat.

    • dondada10 - May 14, 2013 at 9:49 PM

      Dan Shaughnessy would have a chubby if he heard that news. Journalist gold!

      • proudlycanadian - May 14, 2013 at 10:20 PM

        Shaughnessy has a closer target. The Sox are in danger of losing another game.

      • proudlycanadian - May 14, 2013 at 10:30 PM

        His audience would be more interested in Lackey who gave up 5 earned runs in 4 and a third innings during Boston’s loss tonight.

    • dirtyharry1971 - May 14, 2013 at 11:20 PM

      yea that .670 OPS % is really impressive

  6. randygnyc - May 14, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    I know that if I had earned a World Series ring, I wouldn’t mind sharing my moment with the fans in attendance and my old teammates in the middle of the diamon. Unless I was ashamed.

    • tfbuckfutter - May 14, 2013 at 10:35 PM

      Recognizing scorn and feeling ashamed don’t always go together.

      It is possible to not feel shame but at the same time recognize that people may not like what you’ve done, and want to avoid inviting additional criticism.

      If I talk my wife into a threesome (the good kind, not the gross kind), I don’t feel shame about that….but I don’t feel the need to broadcast it to my parents.

      • djpostl - May 14, 2013 at 11:09 PM

        While I like your analogy….no. Just no.

    • proudlycanadian - May 15, 2013 at 7:44 AM

      Actually Randy, he is ashamed. He has admitted that he done wrong.

  7. drewsylvania - May 14, 2013 at 11:41 PM

    Bud knows that Melky actually won the batting title.

  8. 11thstreetmafia - May 15, 2013 at 2:01 AM

    Cheating does win after all. 2 years, 16 mil?

    • nbjays - May 15, 2013 at 8:07 AM

      Gets you in the record books, too… 73 HR anyone? 762?

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