The 2012 Derby took was supposed to be fun. However, for Robinson Cano, the Derby was anything but fun a year after winning in Arizona.
Named the team captain for the American League, Cano failed to pick Billy Butler of the Kansas City Royals for the Derby. Butler had 16 home runs through the All-Star break, and many fans hoped Cano would do the right thing and pick him since the exhibition was being held in Kansas City.
However, he didn't, and Kansas City fans let Cano have it. They booed him during his entire at-bat and only cheered when he got an out.
The fans had a lot to cheer about in the end, as Cano failed to record one long ball.
While Bautista, Fielder and Mark Trumbo were all equally deserving on a spot, Cano gave Kansas City fans hope and then ripped it out from them.
It may not have anything to do with the long ball, but with Cano hitting zero home runs, it was sweet justice for the Kansas City fans.