Oakland Athletics Hilariously Roasted For Gifting Miguel Cabrera A Cheap Ass Bottle Of Wine

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When your team is worth over a billion dollars, it’s not the thought that counts.

Forty-year-old Miguel Cabrera, the retiring superstar first baseman for the Detroit Tigers, is making the rounds this season on a farewell tour. As he goes from stadium to stadium, opposing teams are honoring Cabrera with a round of applause, as well as a special gift that represents their franchise’s city.

Cabrera has been hooked up with some cool presents along the way, including a guitar honoring Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame from the Guardians and a custom baseball bat from the Cincinnati Reds with the Reds and Tigers logos on it. The New York Yankees even gave him a painting of him knocking a game-tying home run against the pinstripes in 2013, as well as a $10,000 check for his Miggy Foundation. (RELATED: It’s Becoming More And More Annoying (And Expensive) To Watch Sports, And America Needs To Revolt Before It’s Too Late)

But the Oakland Athletics? Ha!

Thursday night, while the Tigers were visiting the A’s at Oakland Coliseum, the broke-ass baseball team showed exactly why I refer to them as a broke-ass baseball team, gifting Cabrera with a bottle of Caymus 2020 Sabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley — a cheap $90 bottle of wine, as reported by CBS Sports contributor Danny Vietti.

To make this situation even worse for the Athletics, Cabrera has struggled with alcoholism in the past, entering a treatment program for three months following the 2009 season. He was later arrested for DUI in 2011.

And baseball fans from all around the country let the A’s have it.

And then there’s this guy, who predicted the whole thing:

And this is exactly why the movie “Moneyball” was made — cheap asses.