KANSAS CITY, MO - Look, in the big scheme of things, it's not all that important who gets picked and who doesn't to the Home Run Derby.
It is an event staged for fun, there is no home-field advantage on the line for either league, and the proceeds go to charity.
The snubbing of Royals designated hitter Billy Butler by team captain Robinson Cano of the Yankees still doesn't sit well in these parts. And it shouldn't.
Royals fans are deservedly miffed that Butler will not be part of Monday's event at Kauffman Stadium, which, of course, is Butler's home turf.
With 16 homers already this season, Butler was deserving, but that's not even the point. He is a member of the host city's team, and that alone should have earned him a spot.
Remember, this event is for fun and for the fans, the majority of which will be from (duh) Kansas City.
Cano and Major League Baseball whiffed on a great chance to create added excitement and conversation leading up to the event.
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