Originally written July 10, 2012 on Rumors and Rants:
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  The fans in Kansas City were not happy with American League team captain Robinson Cano at the Home Run Derby Monday night.  Apparently, Cano had promised to include whatever Kansas City Royal made the squad. That Royal turned out to be Billy Butler, who has hit 16 home runs heading into the break. Cano realized this and chose a team of more accomplished power hitters from the AL, leaving Butler off the derby team. The booing and cheering that resulted was loud, consistent, and completely hilarious. Major League Baseball officials should be ecstatic that fans of one of their least successful teams care that much about the freaking home run derby. This should be a watershed moment for the Royals franchise and baseball in many other cities with struggling teams. If people still care enough to boo Robinson Cano because he snubbed their pity-all star, then maybe there’s hope for the Royals and other teams after all. Isn’t that why they gave the All-Star Game to Kansas City in the first...
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