Robinson Cano slipped undetected out the front door of the Yankees' clubhouse Saturday afternoon as reporters swarmed Alex Rodriguez. The youngster didn't want to talk about how his slipup an hour earlier might have cost his team the game, and maybe a shot at the playoffs.
"Hopefully he doesn't make that mistake again," Rodriguez said
Manager Joe Girardi was almost deliriously upbeat in his assessment of Cano's mess up, likening the Dominican to future Hall of Fame second baseman Roberto Alomar. The skipper excused Cano's errant throw, saying that he has certain "smoothness" to his game that some may confuse with being reckless.Robinson Cano is a moron, and continues to prove that he really doesn't "get it." When you make a mistake that costs your team a game, and helps kill whatever small chances they had at October baseball, you face the music and speak with the media. You don't slip out the back door (or front door in this case) and avoid having to discuss your mistake. That's not being a man, and that's not the Yankee-Way. In fact, Robinson Cano doesn't seem to do much the Yankee-Way these days.
Fitting, for it was with certain smoothness that Cano ducked out of the clubhouse to avoid explaining his mistake.
Whether you like A-Rod or not, at least he's man enough to face the media after a bad game. And he's not afraid to say "It was my fault, blame me. I take full responsibility for today's loss." That's what you're supposed to do, not run and hide.
And don't blame him for saying that he hopes Cano doesn't make that mistake again, somebody needed to say it. It obviously wasn't going to be the manager, who instead of admitting that Cano made a mistake, he decides to compliment the guy. How the hell does he compare Cano to Roberto Alomar after today's game? The kid throws the game away and you give him an ego boost by comparing him to one of the greatest 2nd baseman who ever lived, are you f***ing insane?
Wasn't this guy supposed to be a tough, no nonsense manager? Instead all he seems to want to be is everybody's buddy. That's not a manager's job.
If I were the manager of this team Cano would have two days off to think about both his mistakes; the error on the field, and the error off of it.