I’ve had my fair share of gripes with the people of New York Yankees Twitter. Most of the time the bad takes are pretty harmless and get shut down fairly quickly. This particular Didi Gregorius take should be thrown into the East River.
Didi Gregorius is one of the biggest fan-favorites the New York Yankees have ever seen. He’s shown us that he can be an extremely productive player at the dish and his defensive capabilities are downright incredible.
Not only can Gregorius flat out play, but he’s also a huge positive presence in the locker room while accomplishing the impossible feat of taking over Derek Jeter’s post.
His fun-loving attitude has a huge impact on team morale. He’s also willing to go to bat for any one of his teammates no matter the circumstances (1:57 if you want to skip right to the part when Didi is the first Yankee to the pile):
A big part of that positive presence is his string of post-win tweets.
#startspreadingthenews yankees win great start by 🎅🏾 going 5strong innings with 5k’s🔥 🐂 solo homerun 🌋🌋 with 2 solo homeruns and👹 3run homerun… 🤡 🚣🏼 👨🏽⚖️ with rbi’s … 🔥🔥🇲🇽 and 🇳🇮 to close the game🔥🔥!!!….
WHAT A GAME!!..
— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) September 27, 2018
#StartSpreadingTheNews yankees win great start by 🧒🏾 going 7strong innings with 6k’s🔥🔥🔥👹 witht the solo homerun and 🐂 with the 2 oppo 🌮 homeruns on wednesday and 👴🏽 can still run with a 2run triple 🔥🔥🔥and 👶🏽 made his major league debut…. WHAT A GAME!!!…
— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) September 20, 2018
#StartSpreadingTheNews yankees win WALK OFF 2run HOMERUN 🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋 🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋 🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋🌋 and game tying 2run homerun by 🦑… WHAT A GAME!!!
— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) June 21, 2018
I mean, if my achievements were immortalized on the internet via emojis, I think I’d be leaving it all on the field every day.
Apparently, not everyone is a fan of the fun-loving shortstop:
Trade bait. He’s a solid player but nothing special. Plus his emoji tweets are annoying and a lot of people don’t like him.
— alex (@acecoId) November 26, 2018
This guy is just the worst. What kind of person doesn’t like Didi?
— NY Yankees News (@YankeesNewsFeed) November 18, 2018
Even worse, who doesn’t love the post-game emoji tweets? It’s the best part about a Yankees win.
Bottom line, this guy stinks. The audacity to even slightly insinuate that Didi Gregorius is only “very well liked” instead of “completely loved” is ridiculous. Thankfully, Yankees Twitter was there to make sure that this egregious statement did not go unpunished.
— Marky (@Markabram_) November 27, 2018
— FantasyTeamAdvisors (@advisors_team) November 27, 2018
Lol nothing special? The guy hits for good average and power as a shortstop.. and his glove is amazing
— THE Brandon Johnson (@Bjohnsy15) November 26, 2018
It truly is refreshing to see Yankees Twitter finally working together for a good cause and a true shame that we may never see it again.