Which Future Hall-of-Famer Was Funnier … Adrián Beltré or Miguel Cabrera?

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Which Future Hall-of-Famer Was Funnier … Adrián Beltré or Miguel Cabrera?

Baseball Is Fun

Adrian Beltré and Miguel Cabrera will eventually be remembered for their production on a baseball diamond – and not their contributions to the world of comedy (probably with Hall-of-Fame enshrinement in Cooperstown before too long) – but man these guys were/are funny whenever on camera. The only thing I can’t decide … who’s funnier?

Before I saw this Tweet from the Tigers earlier today, I would have definitely gone with Adrián Beltré (dude was a straight-faced jokester 100% of the time), but now I’m not so sure.

So … who ya got? Beltré or Miggy?

First up, Miguel Cabrera:

My favorite moment? Swinging *and* connecting at the intentional walk pitch for an RBI single. That’s an all-timer right there.

But don’t sleep on … Adrian Beltré:

I mean, this guy is just an all-time comedian. I really don’t know if there’s a wrong answer, but I’m sticking with Beltré for now.

As for the stats, well, if you value a little added defensive value, Beltré’s 5 Gold Gloves and 14 more career WAR probably play a role, but Cabrera will surpass Beltré on home runs soon enough and also has 2 MVP awards, 3 more Silver Sluggers, and 7 more All-Star appearances.

Adrian Beltré:

  • 21 seasons
  • 4x Silver Slugger
  • 5x Gold Glover
  • 4x All-Star
  • 84.1 WAR
  • 477 Home Runs

Miguel Cabrera:

  • 17 seasons
  • 7x Silver Sluggers
  • 2x AL MVP
  • 11x All-Star
  • 70.6 WAR
  • 477 Home Runs

Honestly though, it doesn’t matter. These guys are both all-time ballplayers and all-time comedians. They made/make the game of baseball so much more enjoyable and stood out among their peers along the way. I’m just happy I got to see both of them play.



Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami covers the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Bulls at Bleacher Nation. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami