For some reason, Seattle Mariners’ second baseman Robinson Cano believes the fans he left behind in the Big Apple are going to be jumping for joy at the chance to see him on television prior to his official return to Yankee Stadium as an opposing player. According to Adam Jude of the Seattle Times, Cano is going to be making a couple of New York-based TV appearances during the two team’s off-day Monday.
One of the bigger appearances for Cano will be on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.” The show recently moved back to New York after being located on the west coast for the past 40-plus years. It should be interesting to see what a hardcore, New York-based audience does in reaction to Cano coming out as a guest. Cheers? Jeers? A little of both? The man did (albeit not during the postseason), help the Yankees win their 27th World Series crown in 2009. Fans are going to have a hard time forgiving or forgetting the man who should’ve taken the baton from a retiring Derek Jeter, and bolted for the Pacific Northwest. It’s funny what 10 years and $240 million dollars will do to a guy’s loyalty.
The other show that Cano is scheduled to appear on, is Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz‘ reality show based on the MLB Fan Cave called “Off The Bat.” I’m sure the various members of the Fan Cave bunch will be excited to see Cano walk through their doors and hang out for a bit.
Tomorrow could be the ugliest reception that has taken place in the Bronx for a former player since the days of Rickey Henderson and Dave Winfield. Tune in, boo, holler, and get ready for what should be a pretty animated next few days at the Stadium!