Tweets of the Week is probably the most straightforward segment on this website that you'll ever see. Each week, we'll take a look at some of the funniest, cheekiest and most noteworthy tweets tweeted by professional baseball players. Super simple. We hope you aren't confused. Let's start with MLB.
Tweets from the Bigs
Jerry Seinfeld and the Dodgers
Brandon McCarthy has been a Twitter All-Star for years now, and this past week, he did not disappoint. After his start against the Mets (in which he threw six scoreless innings), McCarthy offered an amusing admission:
Its ridiculous but when I start against the Mets I'm very aware that Jerry Seinfeld's mood is in my hands.- Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) June 21, 2017
McCarthy's Twitter header is a picture of George Costanza, so it's safe to say Seinfeld is on his mind rather often. A few days later, however, Seinfeld again came up, this time with a few of McCarthy's Dodger teammates. 21-year-old rookie sensation Cody Bellinger went on ESPN and was asked how familiar he was with Jerry Seinfeld. When Cody admitted he couldn't put a face to the name, his teammates couldn't believe it:
Alex Wood (@Awood45) June 24, 2017
The only reason people are looking past this is because you hit so many homers lol ?????? https://t.co/r29R8HaFvl- Alex Wood (@Awood45) June 24, 2017
What can you expect? He's like 13 years old! #MillenialKid- Enrique Hernández (@kikehndez) June 24, 2017
McCarthy, the biggest Seinfeld fan of the bunch, was particularly offended:
if you weren't so good at baseball I'd petition the league to suspend you- Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) June 24, 2017
Clearly Cody has been too busy hitting dingers to catch any of the re-runs.
Jason Motte is "old"
It is not uncommon for players to rag on their veteran teammates for being relatively elderly (see: Ross, David). Our latest example comes courtesy of Braves pitcher Luke Jackson, who kindly wished his teammate Jason Motte a happy birthday:
Motte only turned 35, but a little exaggeration never hurt anyone, right?
Drew Storen mean mugs with his baby:
Someone was all business today checking out the sites. pic.twitter.com/50NPHmpRbu- Drew Storen (@DrewStoren) June 23, 2017
Here we see Reds reliever Drew Storen returning to his old stomping grounds in Washington D.C., where he spent the first six years of his career. It's unclear how well his adorable son remembers Drew's stint with the Nationals.
NBA Draft Party
A number of players were tuned in to the NBA Draft on Thursday night. Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp was excited about Sixers' no. 1 overall pick, Markelle Fultz:
Welcome to philly @MarkelleF anytime you want a one on one match....not against me but one of our guys they'll do it haha! Embrace the city- Cameron Rupp (@CameronRupp) June 23, 2017
At least Rupp knows his limits.
A New Challenger for The Freeze:
It's no secret that The Freeze, the Braves' between-innings superstar sprinter, has been all the rage lately. He's already lost a few times, but now the players themselves are wanting in on the action. First it was Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon. Now, Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright thinks he's found a good challenger for The Freeze:
And now, Minor League folks who are Major League Tweeters.
Michael Chavis learns about New Jersey:
Apparently in Jersey a gas station employee fills your tank for you... I swear to God I handed that man my card thinking I was being robbed- Chief Chavis™ (@MichaelChavis11) June 23, 2017
An important milestone in growing up. It's gonna be OK, Michael.
Michael Matuella is still talking about Nickelback:
Believe what you want about Nickelback, but there is one indisputable fact about them: they get the juices flowing one way or the other- Michael Matuella (@mikematch30) June 21, 2017
This is not the first time the Rangers prospect has expressed his feelings about Nickelback on Twitter. And it's safe to say it won't be the last.
People are using Brent Honeywell's Netflix:
That notification you get when you can't watch Netflix on "our" Netflix cause too many people you don't know are using it?....- Brent Honeywell (@brent_honeywell) June 19, 2017
Top 25 prospects! They're just like us!
If you see any tweets across baseball that you find worthy for #TOTW (Tweets of the Week) send them to us @CespedesBBQ.