The Pinstripe Pride roundup is a semi-occasional look at our favorite Yankees related tweets. Let’s take a look at the best tweets of the week.
Always show #RE2PECT
— RE2PECT 2 JETER (@RE2PECT2JETER) June 3, 2018
It’s been a few years since the captain retired. While some of us are still in mourning over the retirement of Jeet, we at least have a new young core to celebrate. Of course, this begs the question: Who is most likely to be the next captain? Will it be Judge? Didi? Gary? Will we wait for Gleyber to ascend to superstar status and take the helm? Important decisions to be made. Coincidentally, Aaron Boone was part of that 2003 team (you may recall…), but he wasn’t traded to the Yankees until July 31st, and so he did not witness the title being granted to Jeter.
A new captain clutch?
— Elite Sports NY (@EliteSportsNY) May 30, 2018
Speaking of Jeter, it looks like we might have a new “captain clutch.” Young Gleyber has played in just 35 games, but he already has two walk-off hits. For those counting at home, Gleyber has had the game-winning hit in roughly 5% of the games he’s played. Derek Jeter only had 10 walk-off hits in his entire career!
An embarrassment of riches
In 206 at-bats, Giancarlo Stanton is batting .243 with 11 homers and 29 RBIs
In 117 at-bats, Gleyber Torres is batting .325 with 9 homers and 27 RBIs.
Why is Torres still batting ninth?
— Chris Dixon (@cdixon25) June 2, 2018
Nevermind that this is way too early in the season to say that Torres should be batting higher than Stanton in the lineup, but that’s just how good Glyber has been. If he could only pitch every 6 days he might even have a shot at rookie of the year…
That’s my Giancarlo
45 of Giancarlo Stanton’s 59 home runs last year came after June 1. Still not time to worry friends #PinstripePride
— James Bluth (@TwoTurtleDuffs) June 2, 2018
Giancarlo Stanton through May 21 – last 2 seasons
AVG .261 .263
HR 11 11
RBI 30 28
SLG .527 .520
*Won NL MVP in 2017 w/.281 AVG, 59 HR, 132 RBI
— Seth Rothman (@SethDRothman) May 22, 2018
I never thought was fair for Giancarlo to be booed at the stadium early on. Dude was used to playing in a dome in Miami and then all of a sudden is trying to swing the bat in the freezing cold in April. Also, look at the above stats! He’s a slow starter. I’ll be very surprised if he’s healthy all season and doesn’t crack 50 homers.
Gardy Getting Hot!
BRETT GARDNER YOU BEAUTIFUL SON OF A BITCH WE ARE TIED!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/y40u4L2QHA
— Eric Hubbs (@BarstoolHubbs) May 30, 2018
Speaking of slow starters, see Brett Gardner.
I’m not saying the Yankees should pick up his 2019 option for $12.5 million, but, actually yes I’m saying that. Still plenty of cap space to sign Bryce too and rotate Judge, Stanton, Harper, and Gary in the DH spot to get everyone in the lineup.
Has Aaron Boone worn a uniform once as a manager? #PinstripePride
— nyygirl333 (@nyygirl333) June 2, 2018
I want to see Booney where a full three-piece suit with a fedora and cigar in the dugout. Show a little class man.
We have the best fans
— Estefania Rangel (@Stephypenguinoo) May 31, 2018
After his home run tonight, Aaron Judge gave an air high five for Ronald Torreyes in the dugout.
— Chris Dixon (@cdixon25) June 2, 2018
*Shed a tear for Big Toe. When the hell are we going to 27 man rosters??? GET ON IT MLB.
Start ‘em young!
— JoezMcfly🇩🇴 (@JoezMcfLy) May 30, 2018
Baseball in the Bronx is exciting again! It feels like the late 90s all over again. Let’s hope this young man can grow up to tell stories of this team just like those who came before him.
Baseball is 90% Mental, the other half is physical
One of my fave Grampa stats is that he caught both ends of #Yankees doubleheaders 117 TIMES in his career. Absolutely unheard of in today's #MLB. Yanks play two v. #Tigers tomorrow … Go for it, @ElGarySanchez?!?! pic.twitter.com/vjg7N9FI4Q
— Lindsay Berra (@lindsayberra) June 3, 2018
This is just an amazing stat. Yogi must have had some extra cartilage in his knees or something. We may never see a catcher catch a doubleheader EVER again, let alone 117 times. Baseball has evolved tremendously over the decades and one victim of “progress” has been the regularly scheduled doubleheader. Teams used to play two games on Sundays and had regularly scheduled doubleheaders throughout the season. In this new era of regular flight travel and night games, however, we don’t play two in a day that often.
— RustySportsTalk🇮🇹(NYY 38-17) (@RustyRages) June 3, 2018
Mother nature has decided that these New York Yankees must play many doubleheaders this season and that Gary Sanchez must either sit more often or be the DH.
Seriously, this is getting ridiculous.
Hey, @mlb fix the Aaron Judge strike zone, please. It's getting old watching pitches not even close to the zone being called.
Data to back it up:https://t.co/uilDqBhEC2
— Beau (@LyddonB) June 1, 2018
Rather than rehash what Fangraphs has already discussed, here’s what I’d like to see. Instead of having a fully automated strike zone with robots who we’d have to worry about becoming sentient (seriously that’s a major drawback according to Elon Musk), I’d like to see a system implemented like the Hawk-Eye system in Tennis. In Tennis, a player gets three challenges per set to use if they want to challenge whether a ball was in or out. I’d love to see pitchers and batters get one challenge per at bat. Of course the system would have to be adjusted for each player, probably each pitch, so I’m not even sure this is possible, but a man can dream.
Throwing some shade at the O’s
Again: Can’t lose if you don’t play. pic.twitter.com/uJmWmKcHzB
— Matt Perry (@MattsSportsTalk) June 3, 2018
Even O’s fans know they’re a trainwreck.
Good morning the Orioles are on a 47 win pace, how is your favorite team doing?
— Cespedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) June 3, 2018
Heh. Why haven’t they traded Machado yet?
From Flushing With Love
I’M DONE! I’m a Yankees fan now! GOODBYE LOSERS!!!
— marco (@718Marco) June 3, 2018
Welcome aboard Marco!
We’re NUMBER 1!
— Miguel 🇵🇷 (@_MiguelG06) June 3, 2018
The #Yankees have now won four in a row and hold the best record in MLB.
Empire state of mind. 🗽 pic.twitter.com/l3guReZSto
— Patrick Hennessy (@TrueHennessy) June 3, 2018
Yes yes, the Red Sox might be the first team to 40 wins, but we can’t get to 40 if we never play!
Public Service Announcement: GET OUT THE VOTE
Rainout today, no @Yankees on.
— C.J. Esposito (@CJ_Esposito) June 4, 2018
All-Star voting is open and if you’re not heading over to MLB.com to vote after reading this roundup, you will bring shame unto you and your family. In case you need some pointers, you’re supposed to vote for the guys with the NYY next to their names. (Sorry Aaron Hicks, but Mike Trout is on the ballot)