Didi Gregorius has an emoji dedicated to each player on the Yankees
Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius has a strong game on the field, but it turns out he's just as strong in his Twitter game.
With the Yankees tied for first place in the American League East, Gregorius has highlighted his skills in 140 characters or less by designating a set of emojis for each player who has made an impact on this winning team.
Following each win, when he leaves the field and talks to some of the players, he'll use a hashtag devoted to
Sanchez gets a hashtag followed by a squid (perhaps because that's as close as you'll get to a Kraken emoji), a rhino for
#StartSpreadingTheNews Yankees Win great start by 👶🏾 going 7 strong 🦑, 🌟lin, 💪🏼😐, 👨🏽⚖️ all with homers ... WHAT A GAME!!!— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) June 11, 2017
Castro gets a gold star -- both in Gregorius' tweets and in life. Young phenom Judge gets -- well -- a judge emoji, and
How did he come up with these emojis? It's rather simple.
"I've always been doing it," he said to MLB.com's Bryan Hoch. "It's something for fun." As far as why he dedicates the rhino to Carter and the clown to Gardner, he's keeping that to himself.
We can spend hours deciphering Gregorius' tweets and with all the winning the Yankees have been doing, you can expect to see and interpret the dedicated emojis as they land on your timeline.