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July 10, 2012 7:38 PM

Butler grounds out. Satisfied now?

Billy Butler grounded out in the 7th inning of the All-Star Game Tuesday night, bringing an end to a sad/beautiful story for KC Royals fans. On Monday, they repeatedly booed Robinson Cano (and cheered Butler when he showed up on the video board). That brought out the cries, from me and others, that the fans went too far. (Believe it or not, though, some very passionate and sometimes rude people disagreed with that opinion.) Then, the fans again booed Cano, even though he played for the American League. But Butler finally got his chance to stroll to the plate and, after falling in the hole to Cole Hamels, grounded to third base and was (not surprisingly) thrown out easily. The crowd cheered and, barring a big comeback by the American League, it was Butler's only plate appearance Tuesday night. Yael T. Abouhalkah

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