Besides watching the game and reading us here at Pinstripe Alley, another great way to follow along with the Yankees is through social media. One use of social media is following along with all the news surrounding the Yankees. Whether that be keeping track of a game you can’t watch live, or finding out the lineups, breaking news, etc.
An even better use of social media, however, is to learn about the personalities on or around the team. Here are 10 of the best Yankees-related social media accounts to follow ahead of the 2019 season.
The obvious one, that you probably already know about is Didi Gregorius’ Twitter. His victory tweets have become famous, and even get air time on the YES Network postgame show following wins.
#StartSpreadingTheNews yankees win great start by going 4strong.. ⚖️ with the 2 run homerun, with rbi double, with the 2rbi triple with the solo Homerun.... and bullpen to close it !!.... WHAT A GAME!!!...— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) October 4, 2018
His Twitter is great, however his Instagram is also an account that is worthy of following.
Didi is also a bit of an amateur photographer, and likes to show off his work on Instagram. For example, here is a (admittedly weird) picture he took of Reggie Jackson talking on the phone.
Another good player to follow on Instagram is Masahiro Tanaka, which we have covered here at Pinstripe Alley before. Beyond the mostly endearing pictures he posts, the poor auto-translated captions Instagram comes up with make Tanaka a must-follow.
It’s not just the players themselves that often give an insight into their lives. Their families also provide good content. CC Sabathia’s wife Amber’s Instagram is great for looking into the life of the Yankees elder statesman.
The Yankees radio broadcast duo of John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman are quite polarizing. However, check out Waldman’s Instagram, and it’s hard to not be charmed by her.
Plus, you get pictures of her dogs!
Speaking of dogs, a good Twitter to check out is that of the Trenton Thunder’s bat dog Rookie.
Alex Rodriguez became divisive during his playing career, but has seemed to gain a decent amount of goodwill back with his announcing. Another thing that paints him in a more positive light is his Twitter. A lot of the times, it’s just pictures of him just being an endearing weirdo.
Or, you can catch him being the robot he probably actually is.
YES announcer Ken Singleton, who is probably in his final season in the booth, is fun to follow on Twitter, just because you can read tweets in his voice.
Any list of Yankees-related social media accounts would be incomplete without Ricky Ledee’s Twitter. He seems to talk about hockey more than baseball, but you can always get some great info.
people are asking me if bruce harper is going to phillies i do not know at all i have not met him at all— Ricky Ledee (@ricky_ledee) January 29, 2019
sorry i forgot to tweet about yankees yesterday— Ricky Ledee (@ricky_ledee) April 3, 2017
Last but not least, I have to plug the Pinstripe Alley social media accounts. Especially the Twitter, which yours truly occasionally runs, making content like this: