Kansas City Fans Take Frustration Out on Cano’s Family
Throughout the course of human history, mankind has found a way to let assholism and jerkwadage seep into every event, milestone, and get together. So why should the All Star game be any different?
After booing Robinson Cano for not selecting Country Breakfast himself, Billy Butler, to his home run derby squad, the Kansas City fans decided that simply wasn’t enough and moved on to harassing Cano’s family members. Because this wasn’t a case of Cano choosing three other amazing home run hitters over Butler, this was just the latest lob in a one hundred year feud between the Canos and the Butlers. It’s like that Hatfield and McCoy miniseries except without cowboys.
“This is a game. We’re All-Stars. And if I get booed, I don’t really care. But when they start with your family, that’s over the line.
“Thank God they didn’t do anything more (than yell). You don’t want people to take it too far and do something to your family. It’s just a game. You want to have fun with it and go home with some good memories.”
Let’s also not forget that the Home Run Derby is less of a game and more of a marketing event within a marketing event. Or if you want to look at it more kindly, a three hour cavalcade of
Century 21 State Farm-sponsored dingers.
So everybody, can we make a pact, just to chill out?