Ortiz presents Derby champ Cano with Happy Meal

Ortiz presents Derby champ Cano with Happy Meal
July 12, 2011, 11:52 pm
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By Adam Hart

The trophy, the recognition, a stadium full of cheering fans; all the spoils of winning the Home Run Derby, earned by Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano.

But it doesn't stop there. American League Derby team captain David Ortiz allowed Comcast SportsNet New England to film the presentation of what he called "the real present."

It's a McDonald's Happy Meal.

"I love McDonald's," said Cano, laughing at the pre-All-Star game award ceremony. "So I love my fries and my burger."

"And you got something to defend yourself right here," said Ortiz, who pulled out a Star Wars light saber toy from the Happy Meal box.

As runner-up, Adrian Gonzalez was awarded a Strawberry Shortcake Happy Meal toy.

"This is perfect for the baby girl on the way," Gonzalez said with a smile.

Ortiz, the 2010 Home Run Derby champ, explained where he got the idea.

"My boy Torii Hunter last year, he took care of me when it came down to winning the Home Run Derby. He gave me the real present," said Ortiz.

Already this season he's given hugs to Yankees fans and a Happy Meal to the Red Sox rival's second baseman. In the final year of his contract, could he be buttering up those in New York for a possible free-agency courtship?