• Good Cano Story

    Posted by on May 25th, 2006 · Comments (3)

    From LatinoSports.com

    Ray Negron, longtime baseball executive and currently special advisor to the New York Yankees recently announced publication of his children’s book, “The Boy of Steel.”

    At a press conference with the Hispanic media last week, Ray appeared with Yankee sensation Robinson Cano. The slugging second baseman features prominently in Negron’s book, as well as in the Bronx Bombers’ pursuit of a championship this year.

    Negron explained how Former Yankee Ruben Sierra frequently went to see kids in the hospital. When Robbie joined the team, Ruben asked him to come along. “I was interested to see if Cano would keep coming back and he did,” Negron observed.

    Cano was able to relate to and connect with these children facing life and death challenges; he had an instant rapport with these kids. During one of these visits coordinated by Negron, the Yankee front office man observed an exchange between the ballplayer and a seriously ill young boy.

    “The back and forth between Robbie and the child was unbelievable. But unfortunately, this boy did not make it. That’s cancer; some make it, some do not,” Negron noted.

    The night he died, Negron talked with the parents, and they recounted Cano’s visit with their son, and how happy it made the young man. “The next morning when I woke up, this book was there. It was something that was just God given,” Negron said.

    Nice story. Great guy.

    Comments on Good Cano Story

    1. MJ
      May 25th, 2006 | 5:17 pm

      Which I hope puts to rest any worries about the emotional makeup of our young second baseman. He’s a good kid. Like all kids, he’ll make mistakes (both on and off the field) but overall, we’ve got a keeper and we should be happy he’s here and a big part of the club.

    2. May 25th, 2006 | 6:01 pm

      Great article. Two good news stories. Hate it when kids get sick, good to see Robbie take that interest!

    3. JeremyM
      May 25th, 2006 | 6:31 pm

      Hats off to Sierra as well, known as one of the most selfish guys in the league at one point and someone who legitimately seems to have changed for the better.

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