For Robinson Cano, it was his first trip to New York since signing a 10-year, $240 million dollar deal with the Seattle Mariners. To celebrate the return, Jimmy Fallon took to the streets to have fun with the locals.
In the end, Jimmy Fallon hit another one out of the park.
In a very funny bit on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the new king of late night pranked Yankees fans, one after another, presenting fans with a cardboard cutout of Cano, and asking each to not only ruthlessly boo him, but also to say whatever was on their mind at the time.
Only, Cano was in on the gag, and snuck out from behind the cardboard wall to surprise each fan.
The results (below, via ‘The Tonight Show’ YouTube channel) were absolutely priceless.
The best part is, this isn’t the first time that Fallon has played a baseball-related gag on New Yorkers. For those that jumped on the Fallon bandwagon a little late, there was also a gem of a bit from last season, where Matt Harvey interviewed Mets fans about himself on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’.
It’s nice to know that Cano’s sense of humor didn’t get buried in all those BENJAMINS.