After winning the Home Run Derby last season, Robinson Cano ranked at the very bottom this year – in terms of both production and popularity.
Cano went homerless tonight in Kansas City, and all the while he was booed by the hometown fans who were upset that he didn’t pick Royals designated hitter Billy Butler to be part of the team.
“I get used to that,” Cano said during a televised interview. “Wherever the Yankees go play, we get booed all the time.”
Prince Fielder wound up winning the thing, beating out Jose Bautista in the final round.
In vaguely related news — only because he was there to throw out a first pitch – Reggie Jackson told reporters in Kansas City that he is not actually banned or suspended from the Yankees, rather he and the team came to a mutual agreement that he would be a distraction over the weekend in Boston.
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