Jimmy Fallon tricks Yankees fans into booing Robinson Cano to his face
If you've been too busy watching West Coast baseball to pay attention to the Great Late Night Shift of 2014, Jimmy Fallon is hosting The Tonight Show and homeboy is killing it. He's been slaying celebrities in lip sync contests (except for Emma Stone), playing air-hockey pong, and being generally awesome while winning in key ratings demographics with both live episodes and encore broadcasts.
Fallon continued his hot streak on Monday when he hosted Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano, who's in New York for his first series at Yankee Stadium since signing a massive, 10-year contract and leaving his pinstripes behind. To get New York into the spirit of things, Fallon sent a crew out to the streets of the city that never sleeps to implore passersby to boo a giant picture of Cano with all of the fervor typically associated with scorned New York sports fans.
The punchline, though, is that Cano was standing behind the picture of his face and emerged to surprise all of the folks who had the gall to boo him. This is everything late-night television is supposed to be.
Cano also sat down with Fallon to talk about Derek Jeter, Domincan food in Seattle, moving his mom out to the West Coast and (obviously) his highly anticipated return to Yankee Stadium.
P.S. Shoutout to The Legendary Roots Crew who welcomed Cano to the stage with a wonderful rendition of Jay Z's "Crown."
Scott Boras, you over, baby,
Robinson Cano, you comin' with me.