When Miguel Cabrera reached third base after a double and a Victor Martinez groundout in the bottom of the third inning on Friday night, his smile wasn't because the Tiger had just taken a 3-2 lead. It was because the 31-year-old multimillionaire got a chance to be a kid again and mess with Rangers' third baseman Adrian Beltre.
Beltre is widely-known around Major League Baseball for hating when anybody touches his head. The 35-year-old has won four Gold Glove Awards and played in three All-star games, but he still can't get respect from some of his peers.
In this video, Cabrera is caught joking around with Beltre by touching his head whenever the third baseman lets his guard down.
Beltre took the harassment well, even poking back at Cabrera with his glove. It looks like winning three straight batting titles, two MVPs and a Triple Crown earned Cabrera some special treatment.