Melky & Hinske get their rings


Via Dave O’Brien (with a h/t to Chad Jennings), Eric Hinske and Melky Cabrera both received their World Series rings yesterday, courtesy of Jerry Hairston Jr. Hairston, who was able to fly in for Tuesday’s ceremony because the Padres had an off day, picked up his ring as well as Hinske’s and Melky’s. As luck would have it, the Braves are in San Diego this week, so the three former teammates met up before last night’s game for the exchange. “Jerry shook our hands and hugged us,” said Hinske, “and said they told him to tell us, ‘This is from the team and we wish you could have been there.’”

It’s a shame Hinske and particularly the Melkman couldn’t make it back to New York for the ceremony, but I’m glad they were able to get their rings from a fellow 2009 Yankee instead of through the mail. That’s pretty cool. Make sure you click through the O’Brien link for the photo.

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  1. Andy_C_23 says:

    I hope Damon’s get lost in the mail

  2. I solemnly swear not to dump on Melky Cabrera in this post. Must…refrain…from mentioning…triple slash line….

  3. H.W. Plainview says:

    Melky’s sporting a solid -6 wRC+ so far this season. That’s right. Negative six.

  4. MikeD says:

    I wonder if they actually did mail Damon’s rings? I thought they might wait for Detroit to come to town and present him his ring. Despire the Boras situation, I will cheer Damon.

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