To the surprise of virtually no one, Robinson Cano was greeted by a chorus of boos upon his return to Yankee Stadium for the first time since signing with the Seattle Mariners. That seems like a bit much since Cano didn’t exactly burn bridges on his way out of town, but hey, fans like to boo. However, some fans decided to take things a step further:
If you listen closely enough, you can hear fans chanting “You sold out!” to Cano.
In related news, I regret to inform you that the entire Yankee fan base has perished from an overdose of irony. Somehow, it is lost on those misguided Yankees fans that their team’s primary strategy for building a contending ballclub for the last few decades has been to convince other players to “sell out” and sign with them. This last offseason alone, the Yankees lured Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann and Masahiro Tanaka to the Bronx entirely based on the fact that they were offering the most money.
Yet Cano leaves town because, for once, the Yankees were not the highest bidder and he is derided as a sell out. Yep, sure, makes sense.
Never stop, Yankees fans. Never stop.