Why the hostility for the second baseman?
Well, he said he would pick a a member of the Kansas City Royals a couple of weeks prior to the event. That guy would be All-Star Billy Butler. The Royals DH was not chosen by Cano.
This has happened before. Last year, captain Prince Fielder received boos after failing to pick local hometown boy Justin Upton of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Now, commissioner Bud Selig said that the Baseball Writers Association of America will discuss a possible rule change to the anticipated event. This rule will be for the captain to choose a player from where the Home Run Derby is being played. In other words, a hometown boy.