Originally posted on Lady At The Bat  |  Last updated 6/12/13
With CC Sabathia once again pitching poorly in Oakland and the Athletics continuing their hot streak at home, last night's Yankee loss was as predictable as it was painful.  Something that was not predictable was the announcement before the game that Robinson Cano had been named AL captain of this year's Home Run Derby.I would have thought that last year's horrible experience would have led to Cano staying as far away from this year's event as possible. Besides, how could someone who failed to hit even a single home run in last year's derby be named captain of the AL squad this year? That was my thought before I found out that Mets third baseman David Wright had been named the NL captain. Oh, so it's going to be a New York affair.  A New York Home Run Derby at Cit Field, a pitcher-friendly ballpark. Good luck with that, Bud Selig (even  if they have brought in the fences).In any case it will be a chance for Cano to build on his image as the new face of the New York Yankees. He has b...
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