Twitter, especially within the greater baseball community, is generally a trash heap. However, there are a few presences that can put a smile on the common fan’s face. Major League Baseball players like these five utilize Twitter like us fans; for profanity, endless joking about the sport, and really poorly-made memes.
Normally, that profanity and awful Photoshop skills are reserved for us, the people with too much time on their hands for nonsensical social media stuff. You wouldn’t expect that from people who make millions playing a game, and on account of that, the hilarity of it all is only increased.
Like that time Yu Darvish and Justin Verlander, both traded from their previous teams to contenders last season, tweeted that they were in the team clubhouse as the trade deadline approached. It was a sigh of comic relief in a stressful time from the players going through the most.
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These four are personal favorites, but not strong enough to beat the players in the top five. Three of these men have been out of MLB action since 2015 or longer, and the other one, Anderson, is on his fifth team. Maybe their retirements gave them a little extra snark, or maybe just more time for tweeting, but either way, they are an entertaining bunch.Twitter is made better when @MLB stars are some of the funniest people on the site. Here are the best players to follow from the dugouts around the game.Click To Tweet
Haren is an icon in the self-deprecating humor department.
It sucks I’ll never know how far Aaron Judge could hit a baseball off me
— dan haren (@ithrow88) October 21, 2017
And a gem from Wilson that features San Francisco Giants starter Derek Holland.
— C.J. Wilson (@str8edgeracer) June 5, 2018
A memorable April tweet by Anderson.
— Brett Anderson (@_BAnderson30_) April 26, 2018
I’m not sure as to what anything Jose Canseco tweets actually means. I don’t really think he’s sure either.
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— Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) May 19, 2018
Maybe I am from the Upside Down? Maybe all humans are a invading species from another dimension from old open gate? Would explain evolution
— Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) October 30, 2017
As recently as a couple of years ago, Canseco had never spelled the word “diarrhea.”
Who can spell the funny poop that comes out of your but
— Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) April 21, 2012
The runny wet poop what is it called
— Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) April 21, 2012
We don’t have to look too far for a reason to follow the Washington Nationals closer on Twitter. After being named to the National League All-Star team, Doolittle and his wife, Eireann Dolan (also a dynamite Twitter follow) interacted with rock band Smash Mouth because, well, Hey Now, You’re An All-Star.
Hey Now You’re An All Star! https://t.co/hnUUWTKaXi
— Smash Mouth (@smashmouth) July 9, 2018
He also really wants you to vote for Nats shortstop Trea Turner to join him for the All-Star Game in Washington.
— Sean #VoteTrea Doolittle (@whatwouldDOOdo) July 9, 2018
Chris Archer is known for his eccentric personality. The knee-high, funky striped socks and hair that bursts out of his ballcap are on display every time the Tampa Bay Rays righty steps on the mound, but that personality echoes in his Twitter presence as well. Let’s just hope Odell Beckham Jr. signs with the Rays soon enough.
Like I said homie, the money is guaranteed over here. We can find a spot for ya https://t.co/C7ckbXU1HO
— Chris Archer (@ChrisArcher22) May 19, 2018
Judging from his Twitter account, New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard really loves his teammates and really, really hates Mr. Met. His bio reads “Mr. Met has ulterior motives against mankind,” and these tweets express his vexation with the Mets’ mascot.
— Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) May 5, 2018
— Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) December 16, 2017
— Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) June 21, 2017
On the flip side, Syndergaard’s Grade A Twitter feed gives us these. I said he loved his teammates, right?
My Theory: He’s a Terminator…Sent from the future….to kill us all…. with kindness 🤔https://t.co/5wx7sL89qE
— Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) June 28, 2018
— Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) April 15, 2018
Trevor Williams is having a pretty solid year on the diamond. The Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander is 6-7 and on pace for a career-high in strikeouts for a team far out of postseason contention. Off the mound, however, Williams is essentially a 12-year-old who stole his mom’s phone, but in the best way possible.
He’s got a question.
If you arrived at any ballpark at 1:00 pm do you think you could touch every single seat before a 7:05 pm start time?
— Trevor Williams (@MeLlamoTrevor) May 7, 2018
You: “Can you please pass the blackberries?”
Me, an intellectual: “Can you please pass the gothberries?”
— Trevor Williams (@MeLlamoTrevor) December 30, 2017
He also posted this. I’m done, just, uh, just look through his page.
You: “It’s too soon to be playing Christmas music, Trevor”
— Trevor Williams (@MeLlamoTrevor) November 25, 2017
I have a certain affection for absurdist humor. Brandon McCarthy is in the starting rotation for a current division-leader, the Atlanta Braves, and pitched in the most recent World Series; baseball should be everything to him and the sole focus of his life, but thankfully, he has time for stuff like this.
as someone who travels a lot for work I feel comfortable saying this: your local grocery store has a stupid name
— Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) July 23, 2016
when you don’t particularly care for a question pic.twitter.com/pZR4kvTo6Y
— Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) April 19, 2018
baseball. catch the fever
— Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) October 4, 2017
I guess if I had one good way of signing off it would be this: baseball. catch the fever