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
  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    That’s great. Good job, Robbie.

  • 50

    das was up

  • Mike Pop

    6k jerseys, damn Robbie.

  • Expired Milk

    Thats great of Robbie

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

  • Steve H

    Great work.

    But how’s he gonna hit this year?

    • Mike Pop

      It will be his best season ever.

      • 50

        .362/.421/.563

        • http://www.YouTube.com/kevyyankees Kevin G.

          Bust

        • Mike Pop

          48 home runs.

      • Expired Milk

        I’d say .315/.345/.490

        • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

          I think he’ll do what he did in the second half last year:

          .307/.333/.482/.815

          The slugging may be a liiiiiiiittle high, but I think he can do that line for a whole season.

  • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    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!!!!!!!!!

    • Jack Pancakes

      really now? wow your a dick.

      • Mike Pop

        I hear he hates pancakes too.

      • FL Yank

        Sarcasm detector fail.

        • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Yeah, apparently Jack Pancakes did not CWIDT.

  • http://mvn.com/milb-yankees Eric

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

  • http://www.freewebs.com/ps3tf2/ Double-J

    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)

  • http://bigbluepinstripes.blogspot.com/ LB

    Wow. Nice job Robbie.

  • Jack Pancakes

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

  • Drew

    Cano FTW

  • Drew

    Damnit Gardner… Poor Melkster

    • Mike Pop

      Gardner hit the gym this offseason. Haha.

      • Expired Milk

        roids clearly

  • Mike Pop

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

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