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Hope everyone caught the Home Run Derby last night - congrats to Prince Fielder for winning it for a second time - that dude is a beast! As a sports fan who can't help but become embroiled in bitter sports rivalries (how excited was this fangirl that the New York Yankees took 3 of 4 games from the Red Sox this past weekend??), it's always nice to see, at something like the Derby, players from opposing sides of those rivalries laughing together and cheering each other on. David Ortiz kept encouraging Robinson Cano and was excited as a little kid at almost every Mark Trumbo homer. In the middle of a season of playing against each other, the Home Run Derby and the All-Star Game are a chance for players - and fans - to play with each other and have a little bit of fun. The players were all having fun, so why was it that when Robinson Cano got up to bat, the stadium erupted into boos and didn't stop the entire time? How is that sportsmanlike? How is that fun? Kansas City fans...
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Already with a crowd and perhaps a city against him, Robinson Cano turned to his dad for salvation. It didn't help.
After frustrating Royals fans by not picking hometown favorite Billy Butler to participate in Monday's Home Run Derby, the Yankees second baseman and American League Derby captain became the lone contestant not to hit at least one home...
New York Yankees' second baseman Robinson Cano is the reigning Home Run Derby Champion. On Monday night he gets his opportunity to be the first back to back winner in Derby history. Can he out blast names such as Prince, Bautista, Kemp, and Trumbo? This segment was recorded prior to the announcement that Andrew McCutchen would replace Giancarlo Stanton in the competition...
It’s not exactly a game, but the Home Run Derby was last night. Prince Fielder was the winner for the second time in his career: he also won the Derby in 2009.
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Robinson Cano Mocked By The KC Fans
Royals fans made their point at the Home Run Derby Monday night with the way they treated Robinson Cano. They were upset with Cano, the American League team captain, for not picking Kansas City DH Billy Butler to join the AL squad. They booed the Yankees second baseman mercilessly in a move that many thought was classless during what is supposed to be a fun event. Cano says the harassment...
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...
(Via @cjzero) What do we take away from the home run derby? The host city still loves it, still buys tickets and still goes crazy hoping to catch a baseball. What’s the alternative? A fielding skills competition? The big winner from last night, besides Prince Fielder, has to be this kid. He snagged three HR balls.
By the way, ESPN fired another intern at the end of the derby thanks...
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Kansas City Royals fans provided the highlight of what was otherwise a dull Home Run Derby. Bitter that Kansas City's hometown hero Billy Butler was left off of the Home Run Derby as captain Robinson Cano picked other players despite Cano stating that he would take a hometown player, they let them have it. Billy Butler has 16...
8:45 a.m. ET: "It's going, going, going, it's...." Chances are you'll be hearing that phrase a lot Monday night, as Kansas City's Kauffman Stadium provides the setting for the 2012 edition of the Home Run Derby. Begun in 1985, when Dave Parker hit six home runs representing the Cincinnatti Reds at the Metrodome in a single round, the competition has become...
Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano said he will have
âno hard feelingsâ toward the
Kansas City fans who booed him over the past two days but said they
â(crossed) the lineâ when his
family was yelled at while using a restroom at Kauffman Stadium.
While Prince Fielder was winning the MLB Home Run Derby last night in Kansas City, Valentino Pascucci was making some noise of his own at Coca Cola Field in Buffalo where Scooch hit 22 home runs to win the Triple-A All-Star Home Run Derby.
A crowd of 17,224 at Coca-Cola Field chanted Pascucci’s name as he hit six of those homers in the final round to secure the title over Charlotte’s...
Only two players in Major League Baseball history have won both the Rookie of the Year and MVP awards in the same season. Of course Boston fans know one of them: outfielder Fred Lynn in his memorable 1975 campaign. The other was Seattle’s Ichiro Suzuki in 2001. Current Los Angeles Angels rookie outfielder Mike Trout could make it a trio as he is now the 5-2 co-favorite at Bovada...
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...
IT’S HOME RUN DERBY TIME! BACK, BACK, BACK, BACK, IT’S NOT LANDING UNTIL IT HITS EAST BOUND I-70. THAT BALL IS HEADED FOR OKLAHOMA! BACK, BACK, BACK & THIS ONE IS GONNA GET WET! (Enter your variation of Chris Berman call here.) Anyway, a bunch of foreigners and Prince Fielder will try to hit dongs tonight on ESPN. Meanwhile, Wisconsin already held its dizzy bat HR Derby...