Well the 2011 Home Run Derby in complete, and the New York Yankees Robinson Cano took home the title with 32 total home runs, along with a Derby record 12 in the final round against Red Sox slugger Adrian Gonzalez. There were lots and lots of compelling tweets from a plethora of All-Stars and folks in attendance, lets take a look at some of them:
Here's Cano himself before his final round:
Are you guys nervous?
Obviously, Cano was feeling it before he even got to the plate in that final round.
Houston Astro Hunter Pence was apparently having some hearing issues after Cano batted:
I bet all those giant cracks of the bat were ringing through Chase Field, especially with the roof closed.
Texas Rangers starting pitcher C.J. Wilson had horrible flashbacks with every Cano homer to the 2011 American League Championship:
Cano is for sure winning this thing. Playoffs 2010 all over again! Glad my ERA isn't involved #HRderby
Giants fans sure weren't last October....
The Los Angeles Dodgers' Matt Kemp had this to say after Cano's performance:
That's as good as it gets!! Congrats to @RobinsonCano, def put on a show. Had the best time of my life and def is a dream come true.
Maybe next year you can hit more than two homers and not wait until you had eight outs left to do so. That being said he's still an MVP candidate though, definitely can't hate on that.
Oakland A's starter Gio Gonzalez went out on a limb on this last tweet, although he might be a bit biased seeing he's actually there for the first time:
Greatest #HRDerby ever!