Originally posted on The Slanch Report  |  Last updated 7/10/12

MIAMI - OCTOBER 22: MLB Commissioner Bud Selig takes questions from the press prior game four of the Major League Baseball World Series between the New York Yankees and the Florida Marlins on October 22, 2003 at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images)

The booing of the Home Run Derby crowd towards Robinson Cano has become a lightning rod story, partly because there isn't anything else happening in baseball and partly because the Commissioner's office loves to overreact about the game that means nothing. 

After the Derby, taking pity on Robinson Cano (only one of the best 10 players in all of baseball, a World Series champion, a 4-time All Star who plays for the most famous franchise in American sports and who has made $28M in salary already), Commissioner Selig told the Baseball Writers Association that "We'll talk about this (requiring a hometown player in the home run derby.) While I understand (the feelings of fans in) Kansas City ... I felt very badly last night. I felt badly last year for Prince. This was tough."

Um, A) the players can deal with it, B) the home run derby is already silly enough with the "captains" picking the team. All of the American League home run hitters have over 20 dingers so far, Butler has 16. Butler is known for his DOUBLES power, not home run feats. Butler would have been the WORST of the players in the contest.

And what happens when the home town doesn't have a power hitter? You going to put Elvis Andrus in the Home Run Derby just because? I thought this **** all MEANT something.

I give up.

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