Robinson Cano, New York Yankees resident big bopper decided to pull one over on the Royals and their fans when he selected three non-Royals to join him in the 2012 All Star Game.
Cano has the honor of selecting whomever he wants to the game, but in two interviews when he was named captain last month, he mentioned on June 5 that it was important to get a “hometown guy” to the Home Run Derby the night before the All Star Game.
That meant that two things needed to happen. 1) The Royals token All-Star needed to be an Offensive player and 2) It needed to be someone who could logically compete in the All-Star Game.
In this interview with ESPN’s Baseball Tonight, Cano said that “You’ve gotta do the right thing, I mean, you gotta pick one of the Royals players. I mean, that’s their hometown team. The fans want to see their player there.” (Skip to about the 1:30 mark)
Over the next month, Royals fans hemmed and hawed about who might be their yearly lone representative. Several good candidates emerged including Jonathan Broxton (20 Saves), Mike Moustakas with a resurgent Sophomore season and Tim Collins (short.) But most fans dreamt of having a little #CountryBreakfast at the All-Star Table in Kansas City.
This would certainly fulfil both #1 and #2. Going into tonight’s game, Butler led the team with 16 homers for a notorious “doubles hitter.” He was 13th in the league in Home Runs.
And yet. The Yankees fuck us again.
Cano went with a Home Run Derby roster of Jose Bautista, currently leading the AL in Homers with 26. No quabble there. (Sorry CDot.) Mark Trumbo of the Angels who is tied with Cano with 20 homers is also beyond much bitching other than it’s funny it’s not Prince Albert.
And then our fourth selection. Detroit Tigers Prince Fielder who is TWENTY-FIFTH in the league in Homers with 12.
Fuck you Cano. And the pinstripes you play in.
Get ready to be booed every at bat until you retire. Asshole.