All-Star Game 2012: Sizing Up The Boos And Cheers

The story of the All-Star Game to this point has been boos. Robinson Cano was booed because of that thing he did over there or whatever, and people were upset. The people of Kansas City are clearly subhuman pig-men, so it makes sense to look at who got booed and who got cheered during the pre-game introductions.

Some of the biggest cheers of the pre-game ceremony went to Chipper Jones, who was the first player introduced. Huge, we'll-miss-you cheers! The next player introduced was Michael Bourn, and it was as if everyone choked on a Ricola at the same time. It was the loudest quiet indifference in baseball history over the last hour.

But for the most part, Royals fans were very nice. R.A. Dickey, Andrew McCutchen, and Bryce Harper got the loudest cheers of any of the non-Missouri players. Remember when Harper was booed by Dodgers fans in his debut. Everyone likes him now. Looks like you'll have to ditch that Bryce Harper parody account you were starting up. No longer relevant.

After those three, Matt Holliday, David Freese, and Lance Lynn got the loudest cheers on the National League side, which highlighted the large St. Louis contingent at the game. And of course, Billy Butler got a huge, raucous ovation for being on the Royals, and Melky Cabrera and Carlos Beltran got big cheers for putting up with the Royals in the past.

Yes, Robinson Cano was booed like crazy. But other than that, do you know who the big villain was? Chris Perez. That's the only other player the Royals fans harangued and lustily booed.

Yu Darvish might have been booed, too, but I think those were a bunch of Yuuuuuuuuuuuuuus.

In conclusion, Kansas City loves everybody except for Chris Perez and Robinson Cano. Oh, and they've never heard of Michael Bourn. Now here's a GIF of the camera panning from tall guy to short guy to tall guy:

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