Mar
01

Robinson Cano gives back

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Kat O’Brien just got back from a trip down to the Dominican, and aside from all the talk about steroids and the various development academies comes this gem (emphasis mine):

Probably the best part of the trip was getting to talk to a lot of children and teens who hope to one day be major leaguers. We happened upon a bunch of kids practicing in San Pedro de Macoris, Robinson Cano’s hometown. They were all wearing jerseys with Cano on the back, and a coach told me Cano had bought uniforms for the entire league – about 6,000 kids. He also bought two ambulances for the town. So he is really beloved there, the coach said even more so than fellow natives Sammy Sosa and Alfonso Soriano. What people like best is that Cano still comes back in winter, often sitting and watching kids play baseball on Saturdays.

Awesome, you gotta love it when these megarish athletes give something back, whether it be providing an entire league with jerseys or taking a family on a Disney vacation. It’s amazing how little play stories like this get in the MSM. (h/t Jason)

Categories : Not Baseball

27 Comments»

  1. Matt says:

    That’s great. Good job, Robbie.

  2. 50 says:

    das was up

  3. Mike Pop says:

    6k jerseys, damn Robbie.

  4. Expired Milk says:

    Thats great of Robbie

    Sorianoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Steve H says:

    Great work.

    But how’s he gonna hit this year?

  6. Just another lazy and undisciplined Dominican player who doesn’t have a passion for the game and doesn’t play the game the right way trying to make up for his lazy Dominican-ness.

    YOU HEAR ME, ROBBIE? I DON’T CARE HOW MANY AMBULANCES YOU BUY, YOU’LL NEVER BE AS GOOD AS DAVID ECKSTEIN… HE GETS HIS UNIFORM DIRTY!!!!!!!!!

  7. Eric says:

    Good to see he’s been putting his new contract to good use.

  8. Double-J says:

    I remember some sort of photo op last year, I think with Melky in it, where Cano was pictured next to the ambulances or whatever. Can’t remember where though (for some reason I want to say NYT)

  9. LB says:

    Wow. Nice job Robbie.

  10. Jack Pancakes says:

    it’s nice to read a story like this every now and again, i’m rooting for Cano even more this year.

  11. Drew says:

    Cano FTW

  12. Drew says:

    Damnit Gardner… Poor Melkster

  13. Mike Pop says:

    Cano gives the team a homer in the game today, that’s what Robby does.

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