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VIDEO: Robinson Cano booed in return to Yankee Stadium

Apr 29, 2014, 7:45 PM EDT

There is a sparse crowd at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night due to blistery weather conditions, but those fans made themselves heard in Robinson Cano‘s first at-bat back in the Bronx …

Cano signed a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Mariners this winter after nine seasons in pinstripes.

  1. jlovenotjlo - Apr 29, 2014 at 7:55 PM

    Ironic

    is what comes to mind

  2. aresachaela - Apr 29, 2014 at 7:56 PM

    Just how cold is that place LOL XD!?

  3. sixchr - Apr 29, 2014 at 8:00 PM

    Not quite as comical as the “You sold out” chants when he went out to the field in the bottom of the first inning. One of the most hypocritical things I’ve ever heard of. Keep being you Yankees fans.

    • mmeyer3387 - Apr 29, 2014 at 10:09 PM

      But fans would still love him if he stayed. Additionally, how many of those angry fans would have taken the contract that offered the most money?

      • anxovies - Apr 29, 2014 at 10:55 PM

        Cano could have stayed a Yankee and easily made up the difference in endorsements over the next few years. In NY he would be doing commercials for VISA and Chase. In Seattle he will be shilling for used car lots and pawn shops. It’s what happens when you hire a hip hop star to be your agent. Boras would have made him take the Yankee offer. Agents get a piece of the endorsements also.

  4. allidoiswin55 - Apr 29, 2014 at 8:05 PM

    The mariners stepped up and paid this man what the Yankees should have . He chose another team over the pinstripes so I understand the little hate but no need to persistently boo . He went to a place that offered him Jordan money as jay z called it .

    • 18thstreet - Apr 29, 2014 at 8:26 PM

      I’m not so sure the Yankees — or anyone — should have given Cano that kind of contract. I mean, good for Cano and his agents. But, since integration, the only second basemen who were any good after 34 were Joe Morgan and no one. The odds are against Cano being any good after 2016.

  5. phoenixrising23 - Apr 29, 2014 at 8:06 PM

    What won’t be reported is that Cano was greeted with his usual “Robinson” chant that the Bleacher Creatures always have him while he was in pinstripes, and he big-times the fans and totally ignored him. Respect and admiration goes both ways. Still lame to boo, but also lame for Cano to completely disregard the Creatures’ nice acknowledgment.

    • phoenixrising23 - Apr 29, 2014 at 8:07 PM

      Always gave*

    • barrywhererufrom - Apr 29, 2014 at 8:26 PM

      That is what happens when a team offers you 25million a year and you say you were disrespected by their offer. Have fun.losing in Seattle you loser!!!

      • 18thstreet - Apr 29, 2014 at 8:28 PM

        Wow. Look who’s still here!

      • mmeyer3387 - Apr 29, 2014 at 10:15 PM

        Why is Cano considered greedy,bad just because he went with the contract that paid the most? Moreover,he should have given the Yankee a discount, all of which would have pleased the fans.Clearly, he has the right to sign with what ever team he wants.

      • unclemosesgreen - Apr 30, 2014 at 9:09 AM

        I can’t wait until you’re blocked too.

  6. aresachaela - Apr 29, 2014 at 8:10 PM

    2-0 Yankees!!

    • aresachaela - Apr 29, 2014 at 8:48 PM

      CRRRRAAAAAPPPPPP!!!!! A four run inning!? Curse you M’s!!

  7. Eutaw's Finest - Apr 29, 2014 at 9:08 PM

    “Hey Cano you sell out! You’d never see true Yankees like A-Rod or Tex or Ellsbury or Beltran or CC chase the money!”

  8. hojo20 - Apr 29, 2014 at 9:25 PM

    Such loyal Yankee fans! Maybe 10,000 for the crowd tonight.

    • aresachaela - Apr 29, 2014 at 9:32 PM

      XD!! You have no idea how many people watches this game on TV.

  9. Glenn - Apr 29, 2014 at 9:29 PM

    Not to be the grammar police, Drew, but don’t you mean blustery? I only mention it because this is the second or third time you have used “blistery” for windy and cold.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Apr 29, 2014 at 11:01 PM

      Even worse was a pitcher reporting he had a bad bluster on his finger.

  10. denny65 - Apr 29, 2014 at 9:29 PM

    Classy fans.

    • lukedunphysscienceproject - Apr 29, 2014 at 10:45 PM

      Because this is completely different than when the Boston fans booed Ellsbury.

      • pastabelly - Apr 30, 2014 at 2:54 PM

        Ellsbury got a mixed reception.

        This is what some people do. I only dislike players who leave and then take shots at their former team or cities. Carl Crawford is one of those guys. Ellsbury and Cano are class acts.

  11. beastmode5150 - Apr 29, 2014 at 10:10 PM

    Gosh, not sure he could even hear all 8000 fans…

  12. rhannah78 - Apr 29, 2014 at 10:10 PM

    And in other news, water is wet!

    • aresachaela - Apr 29, 2014 at 10:24 PM

      Not unless it’s in a freezer XD!!

  13. lukedunphysscienceproject - Apr 29, 2014 at 10:12 PM

    Ridiculous.

    I’ve been a Yankee fan my entire life. I remember crying my eyes out as a 12 year old when I first heard Thurmon Munson died. But the idea that I should boo a player because he left my team for more money is beyond hypocritical. Any Yankee fan who has a realistic bone in his or her body knows that they’ve spent their entire lives rooting for many players that were there because the Yankees offered them more money than anyone else did. Obviously, this isn’t true of every player, or even most, but there have certainly been plenty.

    Even in the most recent era, CC Sabathia, Mark Teixeira, and Mike Mussina are examples of players who expressed no interest in playing for the Yankees early in their free agency periods only to end up in pinstripes when they just couldn’t resist the dollars.

    Cano didn’t do anything to the Yankees or their fans that plenty of other players didn’t do to other teams and their fans to come to the Yankees.

    • dcarroll73 - Apr 30, 2014 at 12:39 AM

      luke, I share your pain over Munson. I was considerably older than you when it happened. I was out of college and playing catcher in a softball league (you know what number I wore.) I think the thing about boos for Cano is not “he left for the money!” but rather “he would rather make more from the team (but WAY less in endorsements) but potentially never win anything again.” That is certainly not something to endear yourself to real New-Yorkers (because it’s DUMB, and we hate dumb.) I liked Robbie, and I am glad that the Bleacher Creatures saluted him. Nevertheless I am very happy the Yanks had the sense to let him walk if he wanted 10 years. To restate another poster’s point, second basemen don’t age like fine wine, and I think it is a good bet that Robbie is past his “sell by” date long before this contract ends. I still say “fare thee well” (except when he plays the Yanks – hey, I don’t even mind if he goes 4-for-4 with two HRs as long as we win.)

    • barrywhererufrom - Apr 30, 2014 at 9:57 AM

      Totally agreed! The only thing I take issue with Cano is that he stated that he was disrespected by the Yankkees’ offer. Plus his father makijng disparaging comments about Girardi was kind of wrong. No Yankee fan should attack a player for being greedy. Their was no way Cano would of came out and sporke the trutht that he went for the most money. He had to make himself out to be more then what he is..which is a player who went for the most cash..its ok but dont BS us and say you were disprespected by the Yankees and that is why you left after they offered you 25 million a year

  14. rcali - Apr 29, 2014 at 10:15 PM

    Well, I guess the Yankee organization got a few years of taking advantage of fans at the new ballpark.

  15. tbutler704 - Apr 29, 2014 at 10:53 PM

    Yankee fans are such complete dirtbags.

    • lukedunphysscienceproject - Apr 29, 2014 at 11:18 PM

      Yes because no other fan base in history has ever booed players who left as free agents before. Troll.

  16. chaimtavish - Apr 30, 2014 at 12:56 AM

    I grew up a Brooklyn Dodger fan, then an LA Dodger fan, because the Yankees were always the best team money could buy. So any of the boo-boys (and girls) are just your typical, hypocritical Yankee fans.

    Robbie Cano came to Seattle for a better deal, and because the world doesn’t really revolve around NYC. He and his family are going to have a great life in the Pacific Northwest.

    And I guarantee you the Mariners are going to be a playoff team, if not this year, then next.

    So sayeth the Almighty.

    • nbjays - Apr 30, 2014 at 7:49 AM

      What? The world doesn’t revolve around NYC? Unpossible!

  17. stevequinn - Apr 30, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Cano is one of my favorite ballplayers. Yankee fans should have given him a standing O for all that he contributed during his time as a Yankee. They could’ve boo’ed him the next time he came up.

    I feel bad for Cano though. He’s never going to see the playoffs or World Series again. Seattle is like the far reaches of the baseball planet. Cano will be operating in oblivion. Shame.

  18. sandwiches4ever - Apr 30, 2014 at 2:29 PM

    Seriously, can we can the “he’ll never sniff the playoffs again” crap? I’m very glad that you can predict what will happen in 2014, 15, 16, etc. with such certainty, but those of us with less prognosticating skill recognize that weird, scarcely predictable things happen all of the time.

    And the suffocating lack of self-awareness shown by anyone at a Yankee game chanting “You sold out!” at a visiting player is quite damning to rest of us Yankee fans. Stop making us all look bad.

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