Some fans watch every game with extreme intensity while some don’t watch until it gets important. If you’ve been waiting for the big games, this is your guide to hiding that from New York Yankees Twitter.
Ah, the playoffs. Such familiar territory for New York Yankees fans. So familiar, in fact, that some of us are just starting to pay attention to the games.
For those of you who haven’t been following along all year, I took the liberty of putting together some talking points for you to use on Social Media. Utilizing any of these storylines on your Twitter feed will guarantee the attention we all seek from other Yankee fans.
Gary Sanchez stinks!
This Twitter talking point is tried and true. Any time you want to rack up the retweets this is the storyline you’re going to want to hit on.
If you see him fall victim to a passed ball, a statistic which he has led the league in for the last two years, you get to your Twitter app as fast as you can and type “Gary Sanchez stinks! #Yankees.” Doing this will ensure that everybody knows how smart you are when it comes to the relevant statistics of the Catcher’s position.
I am now willing to acknowledge and accept that Gary Sanchez stinks at the “catching the ball” part of being a catcher.
— Brad Vietrogoski (@BradVietro) September 20, 2018
Fire Aaron Boone!
This is a go-to tweet for many Yankee fans this year and for good reason. The New York Yankees only won 100 games this year. That means that they lost 62. 62!
The lack of success from first-year manager Aaron Boone is jaw-dropping. Yankees Twitter will not hesitate to remind you that an upturned broom could have out-managed Boone this season. People with fantasy baseball teams manage around non-existent production from both a former Cy-Young finalist pitcher and “all potential-no production” first baseman all the time. Why couldn’t Boone do it? He couldn’t do it because “he needs to be fired! #Yankees”.
@Yankees stop telling us your trying to win and that you are an elite contender when all you do is rest your players and have a clueless manager @AaronBoone I would say fire Boone but it won’t happen until we make the big change and fire Cashman we have had enough of the BS!
— Ryan McSpedon (@ryanmc817) September 24, 2018
Side-note on this tweet: I wasn’t going to use it but I couldn’t stop thinking about how ridiculous of a take it is to want Brian Cashman fired. He turned Shane Greene into Didi Gregorius and turned Chasen Shreve and Giovanny Gallegos into the mighty ox that is Luke Voit.
I think it’s safe to say Cashman isn’t going anywhere nor should he be.
Sonny Gray is the worst pitcher of all time!
Sure, saying “Sonny Gray is the worst pitcher of all time” may seem like an overreaction if you haven’t been watching all year. “He’s a former Cy Young finalist!” you might say. “Everyone says he has good stuff!” you could argue.
None of that will matter once you see the stat line on Gray’s 2018. A guy many predicted would be a great frontline starter quickly transformed into a mop-up duty bullpen arm sporting a 4.90 ERA and a 1.496 WHIP.
While Gray is unlikely to make the postseason roster at all, reminding everyone on Twitter how terrible he is will trick your followers into thinking you’ve been paying attention all year.
Self-critical Sonny Gray after tonight's game:
"I feel like we’re the best team in baseball four out of five days and then I come out and do that. It just (stinks).''
And being booed by 47,000 fans:
"I mean, I get it. If I was out there I probably would have booed me louder.''
— Pete Caldera (@pcaldera) July 1, 2018
Brett Gardner is washed up!
This one may come as a shock if you’re just tuning into Yankees Twitter, but it’s quickly become the biggest sleeper of hot Yankee takes. Yes, Brett Gardner is the clubhouse leader and fan favorite. Yes, he’s had some of the biggest clutch moments in recent history. Yes, acknowledging this may get me in some hot water with my boss Allison Case, well known Gardy superfan.
None of that matters because Twitter has decided he’s washed up. Andrew McCutchen has claimed the starting spot in Left Field after a season where Gardner really showed his age. He’ll go down in Yankee history as a fan favorite and fantastic outfielder, but thinking fondly on his best years isn’t going to rack up likes right now.
Brett Gardner made his debut on June 30, 2008 at the old Yankee Stadium. Could this be his final regular season game wearing pinstripes in The Bronx?
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) September 23, 2018
Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar are absolutely fantastic
This story is a little uncharacteristic because it features something generally foreign to those on Yankees Twitter. Positivity. After all the question marks surrounding the infield in Spring Training, Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar burst onto the scene and established themselves as two of the Yankees most talented and consistent hitters.
Torres slashed his way to .271/.340/.480 with 24 homers and 77 RBIs. Andujar, the should be Rookie of the Year, slashed .297/.328/.527 with 27 homers and 92 RBIs. These two young stars will be sharing the infield for years to come and that’s a pretty good reason for Yankees Twitter to be uncharacteristically positive.
Miguel Andujar among AL rookies:
.296 BA (2nd)
27 HR (1st)
90 RBI (1st)
81 Runs (1st)
167 Hits (1st)
44 Doubles (1st)
296 Total Bases (1st)
52 Mult-hit games (1st)
73 Extra-base hits (1st)
…and 2 grand slams.
— Pete Caldera (@pcaldera) September 29, 2018
GT's 1st season has him in contention for the ROY. Belting 24 HR's and 77 RBI and a .820 OPS. Plays a smooth 2nd base he is a natural. The All Star was absolutely clutch in RISP situations and has 7 GT HR's.
Has the occasional lapse in focus.
GT's grade is a A- pic.twitter.com/PuqZsDzyGY
— ?FakeFan Downtown (@davidtabrown) October 1, 2018
When in doubt …
If you’ve covered all of these Yankee Twitter topics already and still want to make an impact online, fear not. This is right here is your break in case of an emergency tweet:
"Every single thing about the New York Yankees, aside from their history of winning, sucks. They suck. Their fanbase sucks. Their ballpark sucks. Their schtick sucks. They're no fun. All of it SUCKS." — @KFCBarstool on @BarstollRadio
— Deke Zucker (@Barstool_Quotes) October 1, 2018
Or, if you’re looking for an alternative you could just be glad that the New York Yankees are a 100-win team in the playoffs with all the pieces necessary to make a deep run. Just don’t tweet that. If you do, all the famously reasonable people that occupy Yankees Twitter will attack you with their words.