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Yankees Social Media Spotlight: Opening Day edition

From Opening Day hype videos to Lucas Luetge’s debut, we have a ton to cover this week!

Toronto Blue Jays v. New York Yankees Photo by Rob Tringali/MLB Photos via Getty Images

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.

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.

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.