Since baseball shut down in March of 2020, we have kept you posted on what the Yankees have been up to on social media. Although baseball is gradually getting back to normal, it’s still fun to check in our favorite players and Yankee figures, so we will continue to do so throughout 2021. Here’s your weekly update on what your favorite Yankees have been doing on social media!
Arriving in New York
The Yankees flew from Tampa Bay to New York, and they couldn’t have been more excited. Aaron Boone and Gleyber Torres both posted about their flights home, and the pilot even announced to the team that they could see Yankee Stadium on the left.
“Ladies and gentlemen if you look to your left you’ll be able to see the Yankee Stadium.”— Talkin' Yanks (@TalkinYanks) March 30, 2021
via Gleyber Torres Instagram story! pic.twitter.com/VaCwqL1RBC
Judge, Torres, and Stanton’s hype videos
The players were just as amped up as the fans for Opening Day. Three of the biggest bats on the team posted hype videos on their social media accounts as they geared up for the 2021 season.
Luetge speaks on Opening Day
Lucas Luetge hadn’t pitched in the majors since April of 2015, so obviously, making the Yankees’ roster was very emotional for him. We had a flurry of posts from him this week, so let’s take a look!
When the Yankees revealed that Luetge had made the squad, he posted this video of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, but with a slight change towards the end. Make sure you watch the whole video!
Veteran NFL player Emmanuel Sanders and Lucas Luetge actually grew up together in Bellville, Texas. When the wide receiver found out that his friend Lucas had cracked the Yankees’ Opening Day roster, he was super excited and congratulated him on Twitter.
I can’t say thank you enough for all the support I have received over the past few weeks! From family, friends, coaches, teammates and fans the response has been overwhelming! I definitely will never forget this moment!!! #Yankees #mlb #IWasNervous pic.twitter.com/ZMGyFPdrZj— Lucas Luetge (@LucasLuetge) April 4, 2021
Finally, after his first outing in six years, Luetge thanked his community for its support over the years — from friends and family to everyone else. He even admitted that he was a little nervous, but rightfully so.
Erik Kratz cracks a joke
Kratz retired from the game of baseball after the 2020 season, so he’s taken his talents to Twitter. With Luetge in the bullpen, Kratz made a joke that Aroldis Chapman thought it was him instead.
Never change, Kratz. Never change.