Royals fans are unhappy with Robinson Cano for not choosing Billy Butler to participate in the Home Run Derby, and they expressed their displeasure by constantly booing the Yankees All-Star.
Cano was named captain of the American League Home Run Derby team and the defending champ selected Jose Bautista, Mark Trumbo, and Prince Fielder as his teammates. The fans in Kansas City booed him when he took batting practice and when he was introduced for the derby.
Sports Radio 810 WHB in Kansas City even bought an airplane banner to complain about Cano’s selection:
Of course the funny part about the whole situation is how out of touch Royals fans are. While we love the support they’re showing Butler, Cano’s sanity would have been questioned had he selected the Kansas City DH.
Butler is a very good hitter — one that any team would want — but he’s not a slugger. His career high for home runs in a season is 21. We appreciate the homerism by Royals fans, but let’s be real — nobody except them wanted to see Butler in the Home Run Derby.
At least Royals fans got their way when Cano was shut out in the derby. The only time they cheered him was when he failed to hit balls out.
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