It’s Sunday once again, and you know what that means — it’s time for our weekly social media roundup! Welcome to 2024! The days are getting longer, schools have returned from their winter break, and spring training is only a few short weeks away! And so, how are our favorite Yankees spending their last few weeks of freedom before the long marathon begins? Let’s get started!
Happy New Year
As always around the holidays, social media was flooded with a veritable avalanche of people emerging from their Internet slumber, posting about the holiday, and returning to hibernation until the next holiday rolls around. Professional athletes are no different — several Yankees players, their wives, and the official Twitter account itself wished everybody a Happy and Healthy New Year.
Oh, and Aaron Boone gave us his yearly grammar lesson as well. He’s right. If you want to add an “s” after “Year,” you need an apostrophe, because it’s short for “Happy New Year’s Day!” While you don’t notice the difference verbally — which is the cause of this mistake — it matters when you write it down!
Happy New Year! Remember, it’s not Happy New Years.— Aaron Boone (@AaronBoone) January 1, 2024
Here’s to a great 2024.
Juan Soto in the DR
New outfielder Juan Soto did not spend time posting on social media for the New Year; instead, he was down in his hometown during the holidays, giving back to the community from which he came.
Juan Soto spent part of the holiday season giving back to his hometown in the Dominican Republic pic.twitter.com/fHOK362lyZ— Talkin' Yanks (@TalkinYanks) January 1, 2024
IKF bids farewell
Earlier this week, Isiah Kiner-Falefa signed a contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, ending his two-year stint as the Yankees shortstop, outfielder, and emergency relief pitcher. While unpopular with the fanbase at times due to the Yankees asking him to be something he was not, IKF did everything he was asked to do in pinstripes, and was as good a teammate as could be. Thank you, IKF, and we wish you well — just not when you’re facing the Yankees.
Locked, loaded, and ready to go
Last, and not least, Aaron Judge, Gleyber Torres, and Oswaldo Cabrera are already in Tampa, getting ready for the 2024 season. If Torres can keep up his strong second half of the season into the new year, and if Cabrera can recapture the stroke that made him a fan favorite at the end of 2022, that would go a long way towards bringing the Yankees back into playoff relevance.