MLB All-Star MVP Robinson Cano Goes Home With Corvette Grand Sport

This year’s most valuable player from the MLB All-Star game got to choose between a 460 HP Corvette Grand Sport and the Chevy Colorado ZR2 truck.

As it so happens, Robinson Cano of the Seattle Mariners chose the Corvette as his award at Marlins Park in Miami on Tuesday night.

“Robinson Cano turned in a tremendous performance tonight and is an excellent example to all baseball fans, and especially our kids, that hustle, determination and teamwork are what wins, and that is why Chevrolet is proud to present the MVP award,” said Chevrolet VP, Brian Sweeney.

Chevrolet has been the official vehicle of Major League Baseball since 2005 and has even donated over 135,000 equipment kits, renovated more than 9,400 parks and positively impacted over 6.7 million boys and girls across the U.S through its Chevrolet Youth Baseball program.

“At Chevrolet, we appreciate the positive effect that playing sports has on our kids and that is why it is so important for our brand and our dealers to support baseball at every level,” added Sweeney.

As for the Corvette Grand Sport, Cano’s car of choice, it features heritage-inspired design cues as well as a track-focused chassis and suspension elements. In a straight line, it will hit 60 mph (96 km/h) from rest in 3.6 seconds, and do the quarter mile in 11.8 seconds at 118 mph (190 km/h).

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  • Six_Tymes

    lucky lucky. damn nice color on that car

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    That is great..such a touching story…giving a guy a car he could NEVER have afforded…just…man that is just so heart warming.

    Such a great lesson for our kids too. Grow up, learn to play a sport and you too can be a millionaire and have people throw expensive things at you….wow…life lessons huh? So touching…it’s for the kids man!

    • gshemant

      It is a great lesson to kids. A lesson of working hard. Not many people realize how hard it is to reach the professional level in sports, let alone becoming an MVP. Whether you want to be a successful businessman or athlete, it requires hard work and dedication. He deserves that corvette and every penny he’s given.

      • Auf Wiedersehen

        Yes, working hard and achieving is the lesson. He’s done that. Worth every penny!? That’s debatable. Why is him becoming an athlete and making millions upon millions worth more than a doctor who saves lives and doesn’t make millions in long term contracts. Sorry, you tell yourself what you need to to sleep at night, there is no way in hell athletes are worth the multi-millions they are paid, and they just keep getting bigger contracts. I love how the general public is OK with athletes doing it, but there’s a public outcry and heads wanted on a platter when a CEO gets it. I think your avatar is proof you are biased in favor of athletes.

        • gshemant

          Both becoming an athlete or a doctor requires facing competition from your peers. Of course, becoming a doctor is hard but I’d argue once you reach medical school, your only competition is yourself. Consider this. In the NBA, only 0.03 percent of all high school players will ever reach the league. Even those that do make it to still have to play at the highest level to remain in the league. A general manager of a team has every right to cut a player who isn’t playing well or is injury prone. Then the player is jobless. The reality is they have to play at an exceptional level for an average of 10 years. 10 years of dieting, training, fighting through injuries. By becoming a doctor you have a level of security with a degree. An athlete’s only level of security is his playing ability. An ability that can fade with age or injury.

          • Auf Wiedersehen

            Nothing can be said to make feel sorry for someone choosing a profession where they can get injured playing a game, face competition, must diet, train, eat right, sit through photo shoots, sign autographs, endorse shoes, cars, clothes etc etc and make the kind of money they do. Granted multi-million dollar contracts and endorsements are the upper level players but police and fireman put far more at risk everyday, yet I don’t see any multi-million dollar contracts for exceptional police officers or fireman. I’m just never gonna agree it’s right to pay someone that kind of money for a game. And I love to watch basketball and football! But they are in no way shape or form, worth that.

            BTW, you think the Lakers will eventually end up with PG? :p)

          • gshemant

            The reason their payed so much is a testament to how hard it is to make it to a professional league. Whether it’s ethical is debatable.

            PS: Of course we’re gonna get PG 😉 OKC just has him on lease for a year.

          • Auf Wiedersehen

            Debatable indeed…

            I hope he does well with the Lakers. Sadly seems the Pacers are becoming a farm team.

    • Polyester Poontang

      That’s life….work hard and achieve. Deal with it.

      • Auf Wiedersehen

        Someone has a different opinion about athletes than you, deal with it!

  • Six Thousand Times

    CS, you’re just noticing this now?

  • Cameron

    Yeah lets give a car to a dude who already has millions, rich becoming richer.. Should have gave it to one of the fans.

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