Three more cheers for Robinson Cano

Robinson Cano proudly posted that on Twitter today he became a citizen of the United States of America. Such an act used to have a lot more significance in this country than it does now. But for this old-timey baseball writer, such an act is a very cool thing. Way to go, Cano. Welcome to citizenship. If you click the link for his tweet, you will also see a picture of the proud ballplayer holding a flag and his certificate. Nice.

William Tasker grew up in Bergenfield, New Jersey but has lived in New England since 1975 and in the far reaches of northern Maine since 1990. Tasker is the author of nine (non-baseball related) books and, besides writing here for three years, has written for his own site at since 2003.

7 thoughts on “Three more cheers for Robinson Cano

  1. uyf1950

    OFF TOPIC. But can someone explain to me why the commenting on this site changed. Now it appears you have to sign in each and every time you want to comment. And very often the comments run off the allotted area at the end of the line.

    • I installed a plugin to manage our social media tools that had the unadvertised effect of changing the commenting system. I don’t really know why the alignment is off, but I’m working on fixing it.

      • uyf1950

        Thank you.

  2. uyf1950

    Brien, that was quick.

  3. jay_robertson

    and, ITS FIXED.

    thanks, Brien.

    and congrats to Cano, I guess – now he can pay taxes like the rest of us, instead of sending his money to the Caymans. 😉

  4. not Montero's dad

    Anyone else think that Cano's citizenship somehow will end up in the free agency binder that Scott Boras prepares as yet another reason why his client should get a 9-figure, a 10-year contract?

    Heck, Cano inhaling oxygen and exhaling carbon dioxide will wind up in the binder if Boras can figure out a way to do it.

    Cograts, Robbie!

  5. ResumeMan

    What makes you say that becoming a citizen used to have a lot more significance in this country than it does now?

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