Melky Cabrera is reviled among Braves fans for his...how do you say...interesting play during the 2010 season, which included quirkiness, laziness, and most importantly, ineffectiveness. The Braves released him two winters ago after acquiring him in December 2009 as part of the Javier Vazquez trade with the Yankees. Cabrera signed on with the Royals, had an amazing season, and was dealt to San Francisco this past winter. Now, he's an All-Star starter, and life couldn't be better.
Cabrera's Giants made their first trip to Atlanta this year, and it's Cabrera's first time at Turner Field since leaving the organization after 2010. In the third inning, Cabrera catches a fly ball and gives the Braves fans in left field a Degeneration-X style crotch chop after they cat called him. To add injury to insult, the Giants crushed the Braves 9-0 in the game, with Cabrera going 2/5 with two runs, an RBI, and a double.
[h/t: Braves State of Mind]
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He was as bad in 2010 as he is good this year. He actually threw the ball behind him one day in centerfield. His outstanding outfield play was matched by his limp bat and lazy attitude. There's really no reason for him to diss the Braves fans unless they are reminding him of his lack of effort in his one year in Atlanta.
It is what it is!!!! This is not the first time a player has left a team and done well somewhere else!!! Go Melky&Giant's!!!
I think a lot of you are just looking for an excuse to criticize us. After all, Nyjer Morgan gave Giants fans in right field the finger last year, and nobody ever talked about that...
@Pandastic48 As much as I can't stand Nyjer Morgan, and I originally thought he gave the Giants fans the finger, it was proven that he did not. Trust me, there was plenty of conversation about it after the fact, you either didn't look or look hard. Still, the guy is a menace, look at what he did recently to the Reds fans. Anyhow, all bleachers in all ballparks "cat call" and I don't mind playful interaction in return from the player... as long as it doesn't get vulgar.
@sportsandra how is it our fault he was a fat piece of crap in 2010 and decided to get I shape after we let him go.
@brianhoyt24 @sportsandra You got to be kidding right?? Glad that loser doesn't get the privilege to wear the #Braves uniform!
@MatthewDibling @sportsandra Change that tweet. "Glad the winner first get the privilege to wear a Braves uniform." We won 9-0 last night.