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Yankees Twitter Reacts – Opening Day Edition (Mar. 23-29)

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!

I’m back, and so is Yankees baseball! Yesterday the Yanks kicked off their season with an impressive 7-2 win over the Orioles. Here are all the best tweets from opening week.

NEWS OF THE WEEK – YANKEES WIN OPENING DAY

Unless you live under a rock, you’d know that the Yankees won yesterday. Overall, it was a feel-good team win – everyone reached base, Masahiro Tanaka pitched well, Luke Voit and Greg Bird homered, Adam Ottavino looked awesome and the Yankees kicked ass pretty much the whole game. Yeah, it might have been against the Orioles, who are basically fielding a minor league team this season, but it still tasted so sweet. Here are some of the best tweets from the Yankees Opening Day win:

YANKEES TWITTER REACTS TO THE OPENING DAY WIN

MOMENT OF THE WEEK – LUKE VOIT’S 1st INNING HOME RUN

Now that the season has started, I’ll be starting a new weekly subhead in Yankees Twitter Reacts called “Moment of the Week.” This will be a big play (good or bad) from a game that sends Yankees Twitter into a frenzy.

This week, it was Luke Voit‘s three-run homer in the first inning against the Orioles. The bomb to centerfield not only fired up Yankee Stadium, but Yankees Twitter as well.

ON PACE JOKES

As Andrew Rotondi discussed on the most recent episode of The Bronx Pinstripes Show, the beginning of baseball season means a lot of “on pace” jokes. For some reason, people can’t help themselves from saying that a player is “on pace” to bat some absurd percentage, or hit an ungodly amount of home runs just because they start the season 1-for-1. We certainly saw that yesterday, especially with the hot starts of Luke Voit and Aaron Judge. Here are some of the best:

WORST TAKE OF THE WEEK

https://twitter.com/jtvarughese/status/1111333390358327302

A lot of people are overreacting to Miguel Andujar‘s error yesterday, with this tweet probably being the worst. For one, saying he “should’ve worked on his glove this offseason” is just flat-out disrespectful considering it was actually the focus of Andujar’s offseason (with Instagram videos to prove it).

Then, to give out mechanic tips for fielding a routine ground ball when the play was clearly not routine is just silly. Andujar had to move quickly to his right and fire a throw on the run in foul territory, which is certainly not routine. Plus, the fact that his throw ended up where it did is actually a bit encouraging. If Greg Bird had made the play everyone would be complimenting Andujar instead. Overall, it was truly a tough play for both Bird and Andujar and neither player should be taking serious heat for the error.

BEST TAKE OF THE WEEK

Lost in all the fun of Opening Day was Tyler Wade semi-surprisingly not making the roster. Wade had a pretty good spring training, batting .308 with 13 runs and 4 steals, which left many people upset about the decision.

Steve has the perfect perspective on it. While it is unfortunate for Wade, it’s important to look at the bigger picture. As Steve says, if the Yanks had to rely on Wade to play full-time, they would have much bigger concerns. That’s why it’s important not to overreact to the move, and just trust the decisions the organization makes – they haven’t let us down the past few years.

FUNNIEST TWEETS OF THE WEEK

Thanks for reading this week’s edition of Yankees Twitter Reacts! Remember, if you see something that you think deserves to be in the column next week, be sure to hashtag #BPYankeesTwitter or tag me on Twitter @T_Danks_ ! And be sure to listen to the most recent episode of The Bronx Pinstripes Show: http://smarturl.it/YankeesPodcast 

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