By Bobby Pollier, EnStarz | Jul 11, 2012 03:06 PM EDT
As if going homerless in Monday's Homerun Derby or being a part of an American League All-Star team that went scoreless wasn't enough, Yankees hard-hitting second baseman Robinson Cano's family was treated to a verbal lashing while attempting to use the stadium's restroom yesterday.
The remarks were apparently aimed at the Cano camp due to the Kansas City Royals' very own Billy Butler being snubbed from the Home Run Derby competition. The Yankee idol, who served as the captain of the American League derby team, had initially stated to ESPN that choosing somebody to represent Kansas City in the contest would be the right decision to make. However, the star player ended up not following through on those comments; which led to the bathroom incident as well as the All-Star festivity heckling.
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"The only thing I didn't like was the way they treated my family when they went to the restroom. Hopefully it stops here and (doesn't) go forward," explained Cano as he left the midsummer classic.
When queried on the details on what occurred, Cano responded with, "They were yelling stuff to my family, which I don't see (as) the right thing. This is a game. We're All-Stars. If I get booed, I don't really care. But stuff with your family, that's crossing the line."
"Thank God they didn't do anything (more than yell)," Cano said. "You don't want to take this too far away, take it over the line where they do something to your family. This is the kind of stuff where you want to have fun and go home with some good memories."
Although Cano claims that "he has no hard feelings" toward the bitter fans, he did feel as though they "crossed the line."
Can a ballplayer focus on his profession without having to worry about his own flesh and blood being hounded while hitting the head?!
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