Rick Ross might be hustling every day, but Robinson Cano sure isn't.
The New York Mets second baseman caught major flak online after once again failing to sprint down the line after a slow dribbler near home plate on Sunday. Cano didn't fully hustle on a double-play ball during Saturday's game, either, and the reaction to the two lackadaisical efforts was swift and pointed:
Bc brevity @ObiGhdh
@NjTank99 Frank you do know the cano hustle thing has been an issue his whole career. If girardis hardo attitude couldn’t get him to run I don’t think any Mets manager change will either. Blame Brodie for signing him no Mickey for trying to manage the talent he’s given https://t.co/QgS5AJGb5c
Cano claimed after Saturday's game that the scoreboard displayed the wrong number of outs.
"It's not my mistake," he said, per Tim Healey of Newsday. "There were two outs on the board. That's why I didn't run it out."
After Sunday, it doesn't seem like Mets fans are terribly interested in giving Cano the benefit of the doubt.