If you are not on Twitter, then odds are, you are missing one of the best things about the Yankees: Didi Gregorius’ Twitter account. More specifically, you are missing his postgame victory tweets.
After wins, Didi likes to hop on Twitter, and give a very endearing, 140-character recap of the game.
#spreadthenews yankees win .. Great start by #CC .... All around great game and the bullpen to close it up... What a game!!!— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) May 21, 2016
With the 2017 season about to start, and hopefully many victory tweets ahead, here is a definitive ranking of Didi’s 2016 victory tweets.
#84-48: Regulation Didi tweets
Not every victory tweet can be memorable. Some days you just get a normal tweet, and that’s okay.
#StartSpreadingTheNews Yankees Win great start by #CC and the bullpen to close it overall great game!!— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) July 27, 2016
Even ones that lean more towards the boring end of Gregorius’ tweets are still pretty adorable.
#47-44: Belt pictures
At some point last season, the Yankees began giving out a WWE-style championship belt to the player of the game. Occasionally, Didi would include a picture of the person with the belt after some wins.
#StartSpreadingTheNews Yankees Win great start by #CC and the Bullpen... #ellsbury and #TheKraken with the solo Hr!! pic.twitter.com/A65g8HuZrq— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) September 14, 2016
#startspreadingthenews Yankees win great start by #BigMike 10ks and #Tex msg #TheKraken with the big 3r hr great win pic.twitter.com/SzGVSU2ZAp— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) September 21, 2016
Following that Gary Sanchez tweet, the next day’s victory tweet included literally the exact same picture of him because he had a two home run day. Sanchez was pretty decent in 2016.
#43: Tyler Austin’s feet
#StartSpreadingTheNews Yankees win .. #BMac with 2Hrs and #T.A CaptainAmerica with the Walk off Homer BIG WIN... pic.twitter.com/1mDCN1koly— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) September 9, 2016
We all make mistakes. Some of Didi’s include spelling extra a certain way.
#spreadthenews yankees win great start by #BigMike and #Carlos with the 2run homer for 1000 career exstra basehit and # lin with a homer...— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) June 8, 2016
#StartSpreadingTheNews Yankees win in Exstra overal great game ... what a game!!! # lin clutch sac fly... And #Betances to close it— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) August 2, 2016
#StartSpreadingTheNews yankees win in Exstra great start by #Cessa keeping us close and bullpen to close it # lin with HR overall great game— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) September 1, 2016
Didi is a pretty big fan of emojis, and is not afraid to dig deep into the emoji keyboard to find some to use.
#StartSpreadingTheNews Yankees Win great start by #TanakaTime 6+strong #Ellsbury with 2run hr and #TheKraken with a solo homer Big Win!!— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) September 10, 2016
#startspreadingthenews yankees win ... Great start by #TanakaTime going 6 strong and the # bullpen to close it ... Overal great game!!— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) July 18, 2016
#spreadthenews Yankees Win QS by CC , the Bullpen lights out and 2run homer by #Mac defintely Can .... #Ells stealing— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) April 23, 2016
Didi is probably one of few people in the world to bust out the house emoji.
#14-8: Random hashtags
One notable trope of Didi’s victory tweets is the hashtagging of the names of the game’s key players. In 2015, he mentioned “#birdmachine” several times following good games from Greg Bird. Several tweets from 2016 contain some random, but funny nickname hashtags that show off the imagination of Didi Gregorius. Here is a sampling:
#StartSpreadingTheNews Yankees Win great start by #CC going 7strong #Ellsbury with the 2run homer and #lilTo keeps raking... what a game!!!— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) August 24, 2016
#StartSpreadingTheNews Yankees win great start by #TanakaTime #JudgementDay, #T.A with first hit mlb homers #Hicks and # lin with hr !!!!— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) August 13, 2016
#spreadthenews yankees win good start by #NastyNate by keeping us there.. #carlos with 2xHR #Parm with 2xHR and #Ellsbury with a 1HR great W— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) June 9, 2016
Unfortunately, #Parm wasn’t seen from much in New York shortly after this tweet.
#7: Sentimental Didi
Two big Yankees retired last season in Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira. Didi being the seemingly nice and well-mannered person that he is made sure to pay his respects to them.
#StartSpreadingTheNews Yankees Win my Game Recap #Arod !!!! #Arod !!!! #Arod !!!! #Arod !!!! #Arod !!!! #Arod !!!! #Arod !!!! THANKS Arod— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) August 13, 2016
The Tex one came after a loss and doesn’t officially count on this list, but it is still worth of inclusion in this post.
It was a honor playing with a member from the 400+ homerun club by a switch hitter ... Thnx Again for everything pic.twitter.com/CQ2j3pObHQ— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) October 2, 2016
#6: May 4th
#spreadthenews yankees win quality start by CC nd great game overall ... May the force be with us from now on... Lol— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) May 5, 2016
Who knew Didi was a Star Wars fan?
#5: The bobblehead
The Yankees gave away a Didi bobblehead on August 7th of last year. Thankfully, the Yankees won on that day and we got this. Did the Yankees win, Didi bobblehead?
#StartSpreadingTheNews Yankees Win great start by #TanakaTime and the bullpen to close it overall great game !!! pic.twitter.com/q4dT88wPFY— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) August 7, 2016
#4-2: The taco tweets
#spreadthenews Yankees win good pitching, hitting and homers by #Mc definitely Can and #Tex going oppo taco and not even on taco tuesday.— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) April 7, 2016
#spreadthenews yankees win ... Great job #nastyNate and the Bullpen .... #⭐️lin and #chase going oppo taco not even on tuesday ...— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) May 13, 2016
#StartSpreadingTheNews yankees win ... #Green, #Severino and #Clippard with the great relieve ...And #Tex with the oppo taco on wednesday— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) August 4, 2016
Didi very much enjoys when people go oppo taco on days that aren’t Tuesday. Also, “great relieve” is also pretty good.
#1: The Post-Didi walk-off tweet
#spreadthenews yankees Win ... Great game overall .... Not GIVING up— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) June 30, 2016
On June 29, Gregorius hit a walk-off home run to cap off a six-run rally in the ninth to beat the Rangers. Naturally, Didi made no mention of his own heroics. It also serves as a good encapsulation of what Didi seems like: a nice guy who likes playing baseball.
Hopefully Didi gets better soon, and may there be many victory tweets in 2017.