Yankees fans boo Robinson Cano during his return to New York with the Mariners

Yankees fans boo Robinson Cano, while cheering on mercenaries like Tanaka, Ellsbury, Beltran and McCann

4/30/14 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Ah, Yankees fans. The most fickle, entitled, spoiled, arrogant fans in all of sports. Also, they're apparently the most two-faced, as evidenced by this scene orchestrated by Jimmy Fallon on the streets of New York.

New Yorkers were given the chance to boo a picture Robinson Cano on the street, and then Cano himself came out behind the picture. Without exception, the fans all shook his hand, some hugged him, some even apologized to him.

Check out the video:



Yankees fans should be more upset with their own team than with Cano, if at all.

Some would say that the Yankees did the right thing in letting Cano go. The Mariners gave him an awful lot of money over an awful lot of years, and it would probably have been a mistake to best that offer.

Apr 29, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano (22) motions to his former teammates on the Yankee Bench during his first at bat against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY SportsEither way, there's really no possible way to blame Cano, since he only did the same exact thing that many Yankees before him have always done. He took the money. Just like Derek Jeter has always done. Just like Roger Clemens, Mark Teixeira, Mike Mussina, Jacoby Ellsbury, Masahiro Tanaka and Brian McCann.

The Yankees and their fans should be more upset about the huge number of empty seats at Yankee Stadium than about Cano and his new laundry.

Cano was instrumental in the Mariners' 6-3 in his first game back at Yankee Stadium in a new uniform, with a single, a run and an RBI.

His Yankees counterpart, 2B Brian Roberts, had a double and a run. The Yankees are currently 15-11 and in first place in the AL East. Should Yankees fans really be concerned about Cano and the Mariners, who are in 3rd in their division?

No. But you know they will. Because no matter what or who they have, it will never be enough for them.
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4/30/14   |   Jess   |   34602 respect

I was getting legitimately irritated. Cano's sweet disposition and awesome play have solidified his place in my heart and I've officially adopted him as my own, and the mama bear was coming out last night. The Fallon thing was hilarious, however.