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Did Melky Cabrera lie about his World Series ring “ceremony”?

May 15, 2013, 12:04 PM EDT

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Struggling to think if this is more weird or more insignificant. Hank Schulman of the Chronicle thinks Melky Cabrera is lying about why Bruce Bochy gave him his World Series ring in private yesterday as opposed to in some public “ceremony” of sorts.  Cabrera said it was Bochy’ idea. Bochy said a Blue Jays official suggested it. Schulman said “I believe that’s a whopper of a lie.”

Maybe. Or it’s possible that, as often happens with baseball players and managers, all of whom have team officials and media relations people and all manner of other people telling them where to go and when around the ballpark all day, there was some sort of miscommunication as opposed to “a whopper of a lie.” Maybe Blue Jays and/or Giants officials didn’t want it to be a thing and told little white lies. Or maybe, like any good game of corporate telephone, the message was garbled down the line.

Or maybe people just want to believe that, when there is a he-said, he-said, that Melky is a liar and that’s the end of it.

  1. baseballicious - May 15, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    honestly, who cares about whether the guy lied or not? He didn’t want the attention and so, naturally, the media is giving it all of the attention. I think we should all just let it go and talk about how he’s been on fire lately – of course, then Shaugnessy will ask him how long he’s been on PEDs again.

    • xmatt0926x - May 15, 2013 at 2:17 PM

      Absolutely right on. why wouldn’t both parties want it quiet. The Giants have a little bit of embarrassment that a PED user did so well during his time there last season and maybe tainted them a little and he must have some embarrassment at being caught. There is no conspiracy to be found here. You have two parties trying to uncomfortably get through this odd moment in time. Move on.

      • bigdicktater - May 15, 2013 at 6:53 PM

        I agree with most of what you wrote, but I don’t think the Giants were tainted or have anything to be embarrassed about.
        Not allowing Melky to return to the roster, coming back from 3 down twice and sweeping the Tigers clearly argues against that, don’t you think?

  2. captainwisdom8888 - May 15, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    (Insignificant).

  3. bitlrc - May 15, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    when the first line of your story is that you are “[s]truggling to think if this is more weird or more insignificant,” the answer should be pretty apparent.

    the unsubstantiated opinion of a media member is not news.

  4. sisqsage - May 15, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    He’s lied about everything else, so why change after the Jays gave him a nice contract, and thus a reward for bad behavior. A new Melky website is soon to follow, explaining (lying about) about everything.

    • garlicfriesandbaseball - May 16, 2013 at 12:57 AM

      Well he sure hasn’t lied about his batting average this year. The Giants took it in the shins these past two games with Toronto and it’s mostly because of Melky smacking the hell out of the ball both games.I especially got a kick out of the little bat tap Melky gave Buster yesterday when he came to bat, knowing Buster wasn’t one of his biggest proponents over the PED ordeal. Sometimes I wish we still had him on the roster here in SF. I didn’t like what he did, but he survived it and now more power to him. Good luck Melky Cabrera.

  5. runteddyrun - May 15, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    Why did I take the time to read this??

    • heyblueyoustink - May 15, 2013 at 1:03 PM

      Because reading is FUNdamental.

  6. deathmonkey41 - May 15, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    Lying makes the baby Jesus cry.

    • Utley's Hair - May 15, 2013 at 2:14 PM

      But then again, so does gas…and PEDs.

  7. clydeserra - May 15, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    Why couldn’t it be Bochy that was lying?

    I mean, my money is on mis-communication, and total non story, but why does he jump to that conclusion?

  8. blingslade - May 15, 2013 at 9:14 PM

    Well, we do know Melky’s history and his history is that of a cheater and a liar.

    • garlicfriesandbaseball - May 16, 2013 at 12:58 AM

      And one helluva hitter.

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