KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Robinson Cano was booed repeatedly when he took the plate at the Home Run Derby on Monday night.
The Yankee didn't hit a single home run in Round One.
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His teammates came out on the field after the booing started to give him a pep talk, but that wasn't enough to keep him in contention.
Cano, the captain of the Derby, had said months ago that picking a Royal for the Home Run Derby would be "the right thing to do." But he rankled Kansas City baseball fans when he chose Prince Fielder over the Royals' Billy Butler for his team.
He seemed to have a sense of humor about the situation, tweeting "I can't believe I have so many fans in KC lol smh can't win them all...."
Cano later told 41 Action News that he feels like he didn't lie to fans.
"I didn't lie because before I picked him, I had to make the team," he said. "I had to pick the team already. If this is how the fans feel, then I'll take it."
Fielder ended up winning the Home Run Derby.
Foxsports.com labeled Kansas City fans "Royal jerks" in one headline. But that didn't keep the boos from coming when Cano passed by on Tuesday during the All-Star Parade on the Plaza.
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