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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

New York Yankee fans boo, taunt Cano on his return.

NEW YORK—The famed Yankee Stadium “Bleacher Creatures” made their view of the $240 million man, Robinson Cano, abundantly clear: He is a sellout.

The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: April 30, 2014 at 06:27 PM | 18 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Rough Carrigan Posted: April 30, 2014 at 07:06 PM (#4697886)
My hypocrisy meter broke considering that, as fans of the yankees, they've mostly casually assumed that the stars of every other team will go for the money and sign as free agents with the yankees and yet can't abide Cano doing the same thing but in the opposite direction.
   2. SG Posted: April 30, 2014 at 07:14 PM (#4697889)
Cano is a trader.
   3. Monty Posted: April 30, 2014 at 07:20 PM (#4697891)
It's dumb to complain about somebody leaving the Yankees for the money. But on the other hand, booing people who left the team is a time-honored tradition. I say, boo away.
   4. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: April 30, 2014 at 07:23 PM (#4697892)
Cano is a trader.


What goods does he trade?
   5. I am the Can Posted: April 30, 2014 at 08:28 PM (#4697916)
What goods does he trade?


I'd say just about any that he wants at this point.

Seriously, though, Yankee fans are degrading themselves with this kind of behavior: the inability to appreciate the irony of a situation, the complicated baseball economics that meant this was the right thing for both Cano and the team. And they're usually such a nuanced and thoughtful lot...
   6. Karl from NY Posted: April 30, 2014 at 08:31 PM (#4697917)
My hypocrisy meter broke considering that, as fans of the yankees, they've mostly casually assumed that the stars of every other team will go for the money and sign as free agents with the yankees and yet can't abide Cano doing the same thing but in the opposite direction.

Eeyup. They were also pretty pissed when Clemens and Pettitte left for Texas. News flash, that's what you do to every frickin other team every other frickin year.

As for economics, don't forget Washington has no state income tax, also a serious bump in the Mariners' favor.

Edit: Hey, I just realized that most of the Yankees' players always live in NJ probably in part because that dodges the NYC income tax. That runs to serious dosh, over 3% of income, nearly a million a year for A-rod.
   7. Best Dressed Chicken in Town Posted: April 30, 2014 at 08:46 PM (#4697924)
As a Yankee fan, I was embarrassed and disgusted by the reaction last night. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, Yankee fans. I am booing you.
   8. Walt Davis Posted: April 30, 2014 at 08:58 PM (#4697930)
Players income is taxed on the state in which they play each game. (Unless there's some provision that home games are taxed based on state of residence?) Yanks players aren't escaping NY taxes and Cano's not escaping taxes on the road.

I had no idea Washington had no state income tax. Massive sales tax? Property tax rates in some place like Seattle must be through the roof.
   9. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: April 30, 2014 at 08:59 PM (#4697932)
They were all saying "boo urns".
   10. Karl from NY Posted: April 30, 2014 at 09:05 PM (#4697937)
Yanks players do escape NYC income tax by living in NJ. I did the same thing for many years, live in NJ and work in NYC. Paid income tax to NY State but not NY City.
   11. Squash Posted: April 30, 2014 at 09:05 PM (#4697938)
Players income is taxed on the state in which they play each game. (Unless there's some provision that home games are taxed based on state of residence?) Yanks players aren't escaping NY taxes and Cano's not escaping taxes on the road.

Every time I hear that I think how aggravating/thick a professional athlete's tax return must be.


And yes of course the irony meter snapped in half and flew 50 miles out to sea on this one. Not so hilarious when it's your homegrown guy you've been rooting on for 10 years, is it?
   12. Kurt Posted: April 30, 2014 at 10:32 PM (#4697984)
Not seeing how this is any more hypocritical than booing players on the other team and cheering for players on your team in general. They're fans; they root for laundry. His laundry is different now.
   13. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: April 30, 2014 at 11:05 PM (#4697995)
I don't really have an issue with the booing, though they really should have somehow been a positive response as NY got the best Cano years at really bargain prices. I kind of thanks for being both awesome and inexpensive at the same time...thanks Robbie!

Did Sox fans boo Ellsbury? I wouldn't have. I'd be happy the Sox got some good years whilst he wasn't really expensive.
   14. BDC Posted: April 30, 2014 at 11:06 PM (#4697996)
I lived in NJ for a while and worked in NYC and had completely forgotten how the tax situation worked, except that it was a nightmare to figure.
   15. KronicFatigue Posted: April 30, 2014 at 11:45 PM (#4698019)
Did Sox fans boo Ellsbury? I wouldn't have. I'd be happy the Sox got some good years whilst he wasn't really expensive.


Very much so. They booed him in his first at bat (he did something good, maybe a triple?) and they booed him when he made a nice catch in the outfield.

I'm fine with Cano leaving, especially with that contract. The fanboy in me is slightly annoyed that he hurt the 2014 Yankees by leaving.
   16. Dan Posted: May 01, 2014 at 12:19 AM (#4698035)
I don't really have an issue with the booing, though they really should have somehow been a positive response as NY got the best Cano years at really bargain prices. I kind of thanks for being both awesome and inexpensive at the same time...thanks Robbie!


The booing is to be expected. The Yankee fans chanting "you sold out" at Cano is the part that people are calling absurd and ironic.
   17. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 01, 2014 at 08:31 AM (#4698092)
The booing is to be expected. The Yankee fans chanting "you sold out" at Cano is the part that people are calling absurd and ironic.


Right. The latter is beyond silly as a response. If Yankee fans really had a problem about selling out, they would be booing every new free agent they picked up every season.
   18. spike Posted: May 01, 2014 at 09:52 AM (#4698121)
Well they are the world's foremost authority on the subject.

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