The advent of Twitter has allowed us as fans to get to know athletes a little better than we otherwise would. In some cases, like Brandon McCarthy, it has allowed us to see how genuinely funny he is. In other cases, it has showed us a side of an athlete we would have preferred not to see. I won't bring up any names on that one.
Didi Gregorius had a pretty good debut season for the Yankees. He started a bit slow in the beginning of the season, but by the end of the year, he had become a decent hitter. Add that in to his excellent defense, and he's arguably one of the top ten shortstops in baseball. I think for the most part, Yankees' fans are pretty happy with Didi.
But there's another thing that Didi Gregorius brings to the table. It's that his Twitter account is extremely endearing.
Early last season, after nearly every win, Gregorius would tweet out something along the line of this:
And another W... Great team work— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) April 19, 2015
As the season went along, his postgame victory tweets got a little more involved, he delved deep into the emoji keyboard, and he began to show some personality.
Spread the news Yankees win solid all the way around... Tex send a text out "Power of the stache"....— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) May 6, 2015
Spread the news Yankees W.. Arod 3homers nd Murphy game winning homer.... :-o— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) July 26, 2015
#spreadthenews Yankees W clutch grand slam by Arod... statue of liberty pose ...— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) August 19, 2015
And as we go ever deeper into the season, he began giving full on game recaps, complete with his own nicknames for teammates.
#spreadthenews yankees Win great start by Big Mike nd clutch 3run homer by El Caballo Beltran .....— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) September 25, 2015
#spreadthenews yankees win great start by Severino and homer by Ack Attack.... Great game overall— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) September 27, 2015
It's baseball, so of course the Yankees didn't win every game, but Didi was there with a reminder to never get too upset by one loss.
Tmmw new day...— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) July 30, 2015
Well getting hit in the private part with a cup on its not fun... It still hurts imagine if I wasnt wearing any :-o...— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) July 31, 2015
Didi's Twitter may not have the legitimate comedy of a McCarthy, or the "eccentricities" of Todd Coffey, but he has become one of the more likable and endearing Yankees, thanks to the adorableness of his Twitter.
Hahahah some ppl are funny , Not— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) December 27, 2014