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Robinson Cano becomes U.S. citizen (Photo)

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Robinson Cano may soon seek a deal that makes him a member of the New York Yankees for the balance of his career, but he signed a paper on Tuesday that bound him to an even longer-term deal. The 30-year-old second baseman, who grew up in the Dominican Republic but lived in New Jersey during his middle school years, became a citizen of the United States.

"Very proud day for me, I just became a US citizen, God bless America!" Cano said on Twitter.

Well, that's news that even a Kansas City Royals fan can applaud and it's nice to see someone so happy about becoming an official member of our union when some miserable clowns are making headlines for trying to leave. In celebration of Cano's big day, here are a few more pictures of ballpayers pledging their allegiance and becoming U.S. citizens in the land they love: 

David Ortiz in 2008 (AP)

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Jason Bay in 2009 (AP)

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Ozzie Guillen in 2005 (AP)

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Rey Ordonez in 2004 (AP)

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