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Yankees Twitter Reacts (Jan. 19-25)

Welcome back to Yankees Twitter Reacts, my column filled with the best and worst takes, funniest tweets, reactions to Yankees news, and everything in between from our beloved Yankees Twitter. I want this to be as fan interactive as possible, so remember to hashtag #BPYankeesTwitter or tag me at @T_Danks_to join the conversation and submit the best and worst tweets of the week!

While there wasn’t as much Yankees roster news this week, history was made for two very special players in the Yankees organization which headlines this week’s edition of Yankees Twitter Reacts.

Check out last week’s roundup in case you missed it. 

NEWS OF THE WEEK – HALL OF FAME INDUCTIONS

We all knew that Mariano Rivera was going to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer, but the big question was whether or not the voting would be unanimous. Well, it was, and Mo became the first player in MLB history to be inducted into the Hall of Fame with 100% of the vote.

This was undoubtedly deserved. If Rivera didn’t get inducted unanimously then I would’ve questioned the voting process, which seems to be an annual tradition.

Rivera wasn’t the only Yankee to get the nod into the Hall. Mike Mussina also entered baseball immortality. Moose was very much on the fence getting in, so this was big news.

Here’s how Yankees Twitter reacted to the historical day:

YANKEES TWITTER REACTS TO RIVERA’S UNANIMOUS INDUCTION

Before you see how Yankees Twitter reacted, here’s how Mo reacted! If you’re reading this than I’m sure you’ve already seen this video 100 times, but it will never get old. Seeing Mo and his family rejoice after finding out he was voted in unanimously is just awesome.

In honor of Mariano’s induction, Derek Jeter wrote a tribute in which he talked about his perspective of Rivera’s legendary career. These are two of the most well-respected baseball players of all-time, so this was a really cool read.

Here are a couple of quirky stats about Mo:

Here are some cool stories told about Mo:

Not to get political, but you know you’re a big deal when the President weighs-in.

YANKEES TWITTER REACTS TO MUSSINA’S INDUCTION

https://twitter.com/BasebaIlKing/status/1088133255956619264

RIVERA TO START COACHING YANKEES PITCHERS

Big week for Mo! On his radio circuit after the HOF news, Rivera said on MLB Network Radio that he’s going to help coach Yankees pitchers. This doesn’t mean he’ll be riding the bus or breaking-down Double-A game film, but it does mean Mo will be around more to help mold the young pitchers in the Yankees system.

WORST TAKE OF THE WEEK

Mike Mussina was elected with 76.7% of the vote on his 6th ballot, barely clearing the 75% threshold. By that fact alone, it means there are plenty of people who don’t believe Moose is HOF worthy. There is also a good chance Matt is trolling here, but I’ll play along. Winning a Cy Young should not be the argument you use when determining someone’s career. RA Dickey won a Cy Young, so by that logic is he more deserving of the HOF than Mussina?

BEST TAKE OF THE WEEK

While I’m very excited about Mariano being the first 100%-er, it is ridiculous that he was the first. As Greenberg points out, there were multiple players before Rivera that should have gotten in unanimously. Thank goodness that Mo did, because if anything it means more clear-cut players will be inducted unanimously in the future (*cough Derek Jeter cough*).

FUNNIEST TWEETS OF THE WEEK

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