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MLB All-Star Game 2012: Robinson Cano Hurt By Family Taunts

Let's just say that Robinson Cano isn't a huge fan of Kansas City.

The New York Yankees second baseman says that he felt taunting his family during the 2012 Home Run Derby went overboard, according to the New York Post.

"I knew coming in I was going to get booed,’’ Cano said last night after picking up a single in two at-bats. "The only thing I didn’t like was the way they treated my family when they went to the restroom. Hopefully it will stop here and we can go forward.

"This is a game and we’re All-Stars. If I get booed I don’t really care, but to start with your family, that’s over the line. You don’t want to take this too far because when they do something to your family because it’s just a game. This is the kind of game you want to have fun in and you want to go home with good memories.’’

Cano is right on the money. All the man did was bypass Billy Butler of the hometown Kansas City Royals for the American League derby team.

Then again, these are the same people that booed Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel when he was introduced at Sunday's charity softball game in Kauffman Stadium.

Apparently these days there's a lot of hostility in the barbeque capital of the world.

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