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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

NY Daily News: Robinson Cano pranks Yankees fans on ‘The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon’

On Monday, Cano made an appearance on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,’ where he hid behind a cardboard cutout of his face in a New York City park as fans booed the picture of him. Cano would then pop out from behind the photo and surprise the bitter fans, who suddenly became very friendly with the Mariners second baseman.

One fan got really into it, adding a “you suck” to his booing, but did a complete 180 when he saw Cano by shaking his hand and telling him, “welcome back to New York.” Another fan got up close to the cardboard photo as he gave a long, loud Bronx cheer before Cano appeared. The fan proceeded to laugh, shake Cano’s hand and said, “Listen, about that…”

bobm Posted: April 29, 2014 at 01:10 AM | 26 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: mariners, new york, robinson cano, yankees

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   1. JE (Jason) Posted: April 29, 2014 at 07:46 AM (#4696406)
Hey, diehard Yankee fans: It's Robbie Cano, don'cha know?

Actually, this skit was really fun to watch and was nearly as good as last year's one featuring Matt Harvey.
   2. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: April 29, 2014 at 08:28 AM (#4696418)
I saw the bit which among other things was the first bit of Jimmy Fallon's I have seen. It was really funny and Cano was a great sport about it.

This is the kind of thing if I were an agent I would actively encourage my clients to do. Get out there, let people mock you, it's great for image.
   3. villageidiom Posted: April 29, 2014 at 08:55 AM (#4696432)
I saw the bit which among other things was the first bit of Jimmy Fallon's I have seen.
See more.

I haven't seen much of Seth Meyers yet. Anyone?
   4. Publius Publicola Posted: April 29, 2014 at 09:05 AM (#4696439)
So, is this another ribbie? For Robbie!
   5. Random Transaction Generator Posted: April 29, 2014 at 09:55 AM (#4696493)
That was really good.
   6. puck Posted: April 29, 2014 at 10:41 AM (#4696530)
I saw the bit which among other things was the first bit of Jimmy Fallon's I have seen.

See more.


He must be outside the desired demographic. Go back to watching Leno, Seabiscuit! (I kid)

Fallon appears to be all about bits that become youtube hits. This appears to be the way to reach young'uns, who are drawn like moths to social media pointers to videos.
   7. The District Attorney Posted: April 29, 2014 at 11:10 AM (#4696552)
This was Jay-Z's big plan to make Cano a household name, huh?

"Go to a different city. Then you'll be able to get on TV once a year, when you visit the New York team."
   8. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: April 29, 2014 at 11:51 AM (#4696594)
He must be outside the desired demographic. Go back to watching Leno, Seabiscuit! (I kid)


Heh, I'm someone for whom the "Late" in "Late Night TV" is a problem. I used to love to watch Jon Stewart on my phone when I woke up in the morning but Comedy Central did away with the app that they used for that so now I listen to very little of the late night stuff.
   9. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: April 29, 2014 at 11:51 AM (#4696595)
Funnily I was a serious nightowl as a kid. My college days were marked by Letterman at 12:30, Quantum Leap at 1 and the 2AM SportsCenter before going to bed.
   10. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: April 29, 2014 at 12:03 PM (#4696608)
I miss Robbie Cano. I wish he was still on the team, and I don't blame him one iota for taking the money. I'm not thrilled about some of the comments he's made, but whatever.

And I'm also glad that the Yankees didn't give him the contract that it would have taken to keep him.
   11. bfan Posted: April 29, 2014 at 12:13 PM (#4696623)
This was Jay-Z's big plan to make Cano a household name, huh?

"Go to a different city. Then you'll be able to get on TV once a year, when you visit the New York team."


Spot on. Whoever said he would go to Seattle and be forgotten was correct. Unless Cano becomes the Mariners one token AS representitive (not likely as long as King Felix is pitching), he is just going to be an uninteresting .280 hitting 2B, without pop, until he starts to degrade with age and wear and tear. He gets to count his buckets of money and good for him for having that comfort, but without the attention and ESPN love that comes with playing for the Yankees or Red Sox, no one outside of his immediate family and the fine fans of Seattle care one bit about Robinson Cano.
   12. Yeaarrgghhhh Posted: April 29, 2014 at 12:16 PM (#4696625)
Wasn't Jay Z's plan to make Cano (and himself) a ridiculous amount of money?
   13. Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: April 29, 2014 at 12:17 PM (#4696626)


Spot on. Whoever said he would go to Seattle and be forgotten was correct. Unless Cano becomes the Mariners one token AS representitive (not likely as long as King Felix is pitching), he is just going to be an uninteresting .280 hitting 2B, without pop, until he starts to degrade with age and wear and tear. He gets to count his buckets of money and good for him for having that comfort, but without the attention and ESPN love that comes with playing for the Yankees or Red Sox, no one outside of his immediate family and the fine fans of Seattle care one bit about Robinson Cano.


Does the 'b' stand for 'bitter'.
   14. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: April 29, 2014 at 12:23 PM (#4696632)
And I'm also glad that the Yankees didn't give him the contract that it would have taken to keep him.


Yeah, I loved watching Robbie hit but the Yankees really don't need anymore 10 year contracts to contend with. I hope he does well in Seattle and is happy there and maybe even make the playoffs a few years and gets sent home by the Yankees.
   15. Bitter Mouse Posted: April 29, 2014 at 12:25 PM (#4696638)
Does the 'b' stand for 'bitter'.


And what is wrong with that? :)
   16. jacksone (AKA It's OK...) Posted: April 29, 2014 at 12:27 PM (#4696639)
I hope he does well in Seattle and is happy there and maybe even make the playoffs a few years and gets sent home by the Yankees.
Rather optimistic Yankee's projection, no? I mean, it's tough to win a playoff series when you are golfing...
   17. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: April 29, 2014 at 12:31 PM (#4696642)
Rather optimistic Yankee's projection, no?


We're optimists by nature, we Yankee fans. It's the sort of positivity that leads us to greater heights of success in all manner of endeavors, from growing a business to attracting a mate. Let the losers whine and wallow in their negativity and welfare whining and poor genetics; for Yankee fans, all that can be said is "Excelsior!"
   18. bfan Posted: April 29, 2014 at 12:39 PM (#4696651)
Does the 'b' stand for 'bitter'.


Close; "better" is actually the correct answer.
   19. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: April 29, 2014 at 12:52 PM (#4696666)
for Yankee fans, all that can be said is "Excelsior!"

And we keep the banner flying, in the face of hardship and tears.
   20. The District Attorney Posted: April 29, 2014 at 01:12 PM (#4696691)
Wasn't Jay Z's plan to make Cano (and himself) a ridiculous amount of money?
Well, as it turns out, apparently. But before the actual signing, there was a lot of talk about how Jay was telling Cano that Cano deserved to be a much bigger celebrity, and that Jay could fix that.
   21. jacksone (AKA It's OK...) Posted: April 29, 2014 at 01:32 PM (#4696705)
Well, as it turns out, apparently. But before the actual signing, there was a lot of talk about how Jay was telling Cano that Cano deserved to be a much bigger celebrity, and that Jay could fix that.


Well sure, and Jay Z saw to it that Cano jumped over the sorta-wealthy famous people and joined the very-wealthy higher class group. Obviously far short of the 'I can hunt humans if I really felt like it'-wealthy group that really only Tiger, MJ, and Lebron will come close to in all of sports.
   22. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: April 29, 2014 at 02:04 PM (#4696736)
But before the actual signing, there was a lot of talk about how Jay was telling Cano that Cano deserved to be a much bigger celebrity, and that Jay could fix that.


I'm sure he's hard at work teaching Robinson how to make cuss word rhymes.
   23. Blastin Posted: April 29, 2014 at 02:50 PM (#4696782)
cuss word rhymes.


1. Using the word "cuss" over the age of eleven. LOL.

2. Shut up. (Note: this little spat will cease now as I have him on ignore.)
   24. RMc is a fine piece of cheese Posted: April 29, 2014 at 05:08 PM (#4696979)
Go back to watching Leno, Seabiscuit!

And on the other channel...
   25. The kids disappeared, now Der-K has too much candy Posted: April 29, 2014 at 08:07 PM (#4697074)
1. Using the word "cuss" over the age of eleven. LOL.

Watch The Fantastic Mr. Fox.
   26. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: April 29, 2014 at 08:14 PM (#4697080)
He's too much of a wet sandwich.

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